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After governor announces 100 percent June reopening goal, some counties share plans to get there faster, others take a ‘measured’ approach

April 14th, 2021 - 2:40pm
Three counties have signaled to the state their intent to open to 100 percent capacity as soon as possible after assuming responsibility for pandemic health and safety decision making at the beginning of May.

Sisolak sets June as goal for 100 percent reopening as some counties prepare to get there on their own

April 13th, 2021 - 6:40pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak is lifting a statewide social distancing requirement on May 1 that he says will enable every county in Nevada to reopen to 100 percent by the beginning of June.

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What Happened Here: Facing a brighter, though hazy, future, Nevada grapples with vaccines, variants and the road to recovery

April 11th, 2021 - 2:00am
More than a year into the pandemic, the victory we long for has been delayed as the vaccination effort races against the variants’ spread. This uncertain moment, however, offers an opportunity for Nevada: To reflect, to learn and to heal.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 46th edition: Cases, hospitalizations see small increase as vaccine rollout expands

April 9th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 46th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized.” For more than a year now, we have brought you the latest COVID-19 numbers in Nevada, including COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, and provided context to them on a near-weekly basis through this series.

What Happened Here: How Nevadans changed the course of the pandemic and how it, in turn, changed us

April 4th, 2021 - 2:00am
Our individual choices, public health experts say, have been consequential in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and shaping the trajectory of the pandemic. Those choices, though, have left their scars.

What Happened Here: How the Battle Born state's fight against the virus turned into one against itself

March 28th, 2021 - 2:00am
Over the last year, the pandemic has sometimes brought the state and local governments together as they allied to face a grim future together in the face of no centralized national response strategy. It has also sometimes wrenched them apart.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 45th edition: More than a quarter of Nevadans vaccinated as Nevada again hits record low hospitalizations

March 26th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 45th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized.” It's been nearly a year since the first installment of this series published on April 1, 2020.

What Happened Here: How COVID threw learning in flux, reshaping education for the future

March 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
The looming battle in K-12 education isn't just about erasing learning loss and repairing children's damaged mental health. It's also about steering clear of a return to the status quo.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 44th edition: Cases surpass 300,000 as vaccines administered crest 1 million

March 19th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 44th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Sisolak: All Nevadans 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5

March 17th, 2021 - 5:12pm
All Nevadans who want the COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to get it in less than three weeks, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Wednesday.

What Happened Here: A company town turned ghost town during the COVID shutdown starts to rebuild

March 14th, 2021 - 3:00am
Nevada is, once again, healing, just as it did after the tourism industry was rocked by 9/11, the Great Recession and 1 October. That healing, though, has only ever been surface deep. The question now is whether history will repeat itself.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 43rd edition: Vaccinations continue as cases plateau, hospitalizations near lowest-ever point

March 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 43rd installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Sisolak receives COVID-19 vaccine, renews push to vaccinate Nevadans 65+ as eligibility expands to food, hospitality workers

Steve Sisolak receives the COVID-19 vaccine from an Albertsons pharmacist
March 11th, 2021 - 4:00pm
Standing alongside frontline grocery store workers, Gov. Steve Sisolak received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a Las Vegas Albertsons on Thursday.

State health officials urge more people 65+ to receive COVID-19 vaccine

March 10th, 2021 - 7:30pm
About 63 percent of Nevadans age 65 and older have been vaccinated as of Wednesday, but state health officials say they are aiming for between 70 and 80 percent in order to move on to the next eligible group, as laid out in the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine playbook.

What Happened Here: How a service industry state struggled to find harmony between protecting the personal safety and financial wellbeing of its residents

March 7th, 2021 - 2:00am
The last year laid bare Nevada’s chronic underfunding of public health systems, a lack of investment in aging state infrastructure, including its unemployment system and continued economic overreliance on the tourism industry. It also saw resilience in the face of despair.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 42nd edition: Hospitalizations hit lowest point since June as new cases hold steady

March 5th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 42nd installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

What Happened Here: A year after its first COVID case, Nevada reflects on its pandemic response

March 5th, 2021 - 2:00am
One year ago today, when Nevada announced its first case of COVID-19, no one could’ve imagined how deep or long-lasting the devastation from the virus would be. In this six-part series, The Nevada Independent pieces together the events of the last year to grasp the myriad ways in which the pandemic has affected our state.

PHOTOS: Face masks and fist bumps herald return of in-person learning for Clark County's youngest students

March 2nd, 2021 - 2:00am
The Clark County School District began its long-awaited transition to in-person learning Monday after nearly a year of distance education that tested the patience of parents, teachers and students alike while also exposing technology inequities along the way.

Principals say community engagement efforts key as schools transition to in-person learning

February 28th, 2021 - 2:00am
West Prep Academy leaders say their messaging efforts to students’ families began back in October, well before the school district had even pegged a reopening date.

What Happened Here: A six-part series on COVID-19 in Nevada

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