DRY LAKE VALLEY, NEVADA - JUNE 28: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is interviewed during the launch of the 100-megawatt MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array, the hospitality industry's largest directly sourced renewable electricity project in the world on June 28, 2021 in Dry Lake Valley, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for MGM Resorts International)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says that in two weeks he’ll lift the state of emergency he declared during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic more than two years ago. In a statement on Friday, the Democrat who’s running for a second term credited the declaration with giving the state flexibility to respond to challenges as they arose. He put a May 20 end date to the statewide emergency he declared March 12, 2020. Most measures including business restrictions and mask mandates have already been lifted. As of this week, state health officials have reported just over 665,000 known cases of COVID-19 and almost 10,800 deaths.