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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announces a state of emergency amid coronavirus fears, at a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced he will be joining California, Oregon, Colorado and Washington in their Western States pact for reopening the state.

Sisolak made the announcement via Twitter Monday morning. Colorado also joined the pact Monday, previously comprised of Washington, California and Oregon.

“I’m honored to have the State of Nevada join the Western States Pact and believe the sharing of critical information and best practices on how to mitigate the spread, protect the health and safety of our residents, and reopen responsibly will be invaluable as we chart our paths forward,” Sisolak said in a statement. “Millions of visitors from our fellow Western states travel to Nevada every year as a premier tourism destination, and this partnership will be vital to our immediate recovery and long-term economic comeback.”

Previously, the first three states in the pact announced the following agreement principles: 

  • Residents’ health comes first.
  • Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide reopening decisions. 
  • States will only be effective by working together.

The four goals outlined by the pact include:

  • Protecting vulnerable populations at risk for severe disease if infected.
  • Ensuring an ability to care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. 
  • Mitigating the non-direct COVID-19 health impacts, particularly on disadvantaged communities.
  • Protecting the general public by ensuring any successful lifting of interventions includes the development of a system for testing, tracking and isolating. 

Currently, Nevada's stay-at-home order is set to go through April 30, this Thursday. 

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(28) comments

LoveLV

Governor Sisolak is telling Nevada that he does not trust the people in the state to do the right thing. I think people know what to do.

LoveLV

[rolleyes]Remember that all of these officials have a paycheck. They do not care because they have money. They do not have to worry about rent or food. Las Vegas needs to get back to work.

Voz de Razon

While the "virus" may hit a random few people (in line with an average flu season- if you compare numbers from previous years) , the economy hits EVERY SINGLE PERSON.

KateT

None of this shutdown makes any sense. We took our dogs for a walk at a park in North Las Vegas yesterday. People are out shopping, CVS and other stores have FULL parking lots. We saw builders on ladders right next to each other working. Gas stations are full with people getting gas right next to each other and so on.

People need to wake up!

Why are some businesses, that are NON ESSENTIAL, still open and other's forced to close and go under?

I WILL NOT vote for Governor Steve Sisolak after the way he has reacted to Covid-19 and it is less than 1% mortality rate. People lives and livelihoods are being destroyed.

Voz de Razon

I'm right there with you, Kate T

Wasmar

Calmados trumpeders

MakeNevadaGreatAgain

Sisolak was put into power by the SEIU, under the orders of Soros and the DNC. The idea that he cares about the residents of Nevada is a joke. His handlers told him to stall the reopening as long as he can. While the workers of Nevada are hurting, he choses to join hands with California. Mr. Sisolak, pack your bags and move to California. You are done ruining Nevada.

MicheleR58

Thank you. My thoughts exactly.

Voz de Razon

Amen!

Somehow, Sisolak has convinced himself that everyone is "cowering in place" when in reality, almost nobody is.

If we're all out and about already without his dreaded spike, then opening up officially won't make any difference.

Hunter

Not a fan of the democrat governor. Anyway, I'm hearing that things will begin to open up in Vegas starting May 1st...

Battlebornproud

SISOLAK WANTS US TO BE CALIFORNIA!! HE BELONGS IN JAIL!! THIS MAN IS PAID FOR BY SOROS AND WANTS TO SEE NEVADA BE DESTROYED. WE MUST PEACEFULLY PROTEST ANY ORDERS THAT VIOLATE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!! WE WILL NOT LET THIS DICTATOR SISOLAK RUN NEVADA INTO THE GROUND!! RAISE UP AND PEACEFULLY PROTEST THIS HORRIBLE MAN WHO CALLS HIMSELF A GOVERNOR!! SISOLAK IS A DISGRACE TO NEVADA!

Voz de Razon

Exactly!

NevadaQTruth

We knew the governor was a tool of the unions and his Democratic overlords. More proof he could really care less about Working Nevadans, freedom and understanding that thoughtless closures will have a lasting negative effect in all sectors. If you saw how poorly produced his press conferences are and how the states ill prepared “experts” speak, it is quite clear his actions are as “professional” as his staff. We really don’t need a Department of Economic Development, by the time these guys are done, we will just need a Department of Welfare. The at risk population needs to be protected, but the average worker needs to go back to work. It's OK for them to keep building the public (Convention Authority Room Tax) Stadium, why shouldn't small business people have the same rights.

HarryCanyon

I agree; but what public stadium?

NevadaQTruth

In case anyone doesn’t know this a large amount of the “Public” Raiders stadium is being paid for my now non existent LVCVA room taxes. As well as state and county paid roads and infrastructure. So without revenue, who’s going to pay. And my the way I have a seat license and can’t wait for the games. We just need to get back to making money for the state !

TruthHurts

we do not want to be part of those Sh*tholes

ellyil

talk talk talk and say nothing.. characteristic of the left. Honor? in what? Being a follower? I want Governor Sandoval BACK!!!

AmericaFirst

This is the mentality of the left! We all need to stay home, just keep building that NFL stadium!

NevadaQTruth

Exactly, and since the stadium is being built by "Room Taxes" from empty rooms, who is going to take up the slack and end up paying ? It's quite scary when convention workers might once again have a job, how about hotels, will they ever recover ? All the state workers are getting paid, why would they worry about the small businesses like barbers and independent restaurants. Governor's overlords have found a way to get rid competition.

HarryCanyon

Nope. Try again.

NevadaQTruth

You can say nope, but please research the amount of money the convention and visitors authority is putting into the stadium projects. And that every large trade show company have laid off thousands of skilled laborers. Teamsters, IBEW and Stagehands.

AmericaFirst

We need a governor of Nevada, not a follower of California!

One and done for this turkey!

NevadaQTruth

Guess we keep working on a recall and if that doesn't work ... start campaigning now for 2022. Right now we are in a trifecta ... Dems control every branch of Nevada ... how does it feel ... Not good even for Union Members .. Lots of Teamsters, carpenters and electricians I see out of work doing Non-Union pick up jobs.

Ryan Masters

So, is Nevada reopening or not? What happens on May 1st? No clear answers.

NevadaQTruth

Why make a decision, if all the states make the same decision one of us can't be blamed ... Turkeys flock with Turkeys and Eagles fly alone ... this governor is certainly not a Eagle !

Medium Mack

Leftist coast musketeers the blind communist government people in power control mode ! Do they have soyboy’s like mgm casino managers ?

Nevermore

Enjoy your fifteen minutes of fame, sisolak. H**l will last a bit longer for you.

vegasdawn

So, we still have nothing. What a disgusting governor.

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