Sisolak to give update on Nevada’s COVID response at Wednesday afternoon press conference

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A crowd of up to 200 people gather on April 18 to protest Gov. Steve Sisolak’s stay-at-home order. Drivers honk in support of reopening businesses. Reno Gazette Journal

The governor has not ruled out reimposing stricter rules on mask-wearing, social distancing

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Gov. Steve Sisolak will give an update on the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus at a Wednesday afternoon press conference in Carson City. 

The governor’s office declined to provide further details on Sisolak’s latest COVID address.

Nevada has seen a spike in virus cases over the three weeks since the governor allowed casinos to reopen. Sisolak last week said that was part of the reason he was not yet ready to start the third phase of Nevada’s post-virus economic recovery effort. The first-term Democrat has not ruled out reintroducing strict mask-wearing rules to help stem the sudden rise in new cases.

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Nor has he nixed the possibility of raising taxes to salvage the state’s COVID-clobbered budget. Lawmakers are expected to tackle that topic at a special legislative session scheduled in early July.

Sisolak is scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The RGJ will cover the event live from the state Legislature. Sisolak’s remarks will also be livestreamed on the Legislature’s website at leg.state.nv.us.

This story was amended to correct the day of the press conference. 

James DeHaven is the politics reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal. He covers campaigns, the Nevada Legislature and everything in between. Support his work by subscribing to RGJ.com right here

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