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Governor Steve Sisolak said during a news conference on Nevada’s COVID-19 response that the state is “on a rough course right now. New cases, hospitalizations and – tragically – fatalities are on the rise. The fall spike, predicted by medical and scientific experts, is now our reality. Nevadans need to accept this reality and change behaviors immediately.”

The governor urged all Nevadan’s to stay home as much as possible and it is mandatory to wear a mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“The only proven way to control the current widespread transmission of COVID is to decrease mobility – that means staying home as much as we possibly can,” said Sisolak. “As a result, for the next two weeks, Nevadans need to operate in a ‘Stay at Home 2.0’ mentality to get things under control so our public health response infrastructure can catch up. We need that time to bring testing timelines down and catch up on contact tracing.”

Sisolak was joined with Dr. Tony Slonim, President and CEO of Renown Health.