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Sisolak announces negative test for COVID-19

Updated June 2, 2020 - 3:08 pm

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday, May 27 his COVID-19 swab test came back negative. Sisolak was tested the day prior.

Sisolak had visited the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation in Carson City, where an employee has since reported testing positive for COVID-19. The governor’s office learned of the test result Tuesday.

The individual who tested positive was not in the DETR building at the time of the governor’s visit. The employee was asymptomatic during the times he was in the DETR building.

DETR leadership followed the protocols recommended by Carson City Health &Human Services, including notifying staff and cleaning all work space.

DETR will continue to coordinate with CCHHS and the Nevada Division of Public &Behavioral Health to ensure protocols continue to be followed.

The governor’s office took immediate and responsible actions to limit Sisolak’s exposure to other individuals and state employees.

The governor’s office underwent cleaning according to the same guidelines, and he returned to the office Thursday.

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