After governor announces 100 percent June reopening goal, some counties share plans to get there faster, others take a ‘measured’ approach
Sisolak sets June as goal for 100 percent reopening as some counties prepare to get there on their own
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What Happened Here: Facing a brighter, though hazy, future, Nevada grapples with vaccines, variants and the road to recovery
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
What Happened Here: How the Battle Born state's fight against the virus turned into one against itself
Coronavirus Contextualized, 45th edition: More than a quarter of Nevadans vaccinated as Nevada again hits record low hospitalizations
What Happened Here: How COVID threw learning in flux, reshaping education for the future
Coronavirus Contextualized, 44th edition: Cases surpass 300,000 as vaccines administered crest 1 million
Sisolak: All Nevadans 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5
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
Sisolak receives COVID-19 vaccine, renews push to vaccinate Nevadans 65+ as eligibility expands to food, hospitality workers
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
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.