Clark County would be affected by the directive from Gov. Steve Sisolak, which aligns with a new recommendation earlier in the day from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Updated data from the Department of Health and Human Services posted on the state’s coronavirus website showed 1,143 people hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, a sharp increase of 97 from Monday’s report.
Proponents of face masks on college campuses this fall on Friday urged the Nevada Board of Regents to go beyond a mandate for employees OK’d by the Clark County Commission.
Nevada on Friday reported 1,003 new coronavirus cases and 20 additional deaths, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.
As colleges in Pahrump begin to resume in-person instruction in the fall, students returning to campus will again tackle the reality of the expenses of college.
Nevada has plummeted to the bottom of a federal list for the percentage of vaccinations for the most vulnerable population — nursing home residents.
The state Health and Human Services Department also reported eight deaths and a 0.1 percentage increase in the COVID-19 test positivity rate, which now stands at 12.7 percent.
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It also said it needed to emphasize the importance of increasing vaccinations in the region.
The number of new cases was the highest three-day total since the state halted weekend reporting of COVID-19 data in mid-April.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s recommendation extends to both those vaccinated against COVID-19 and unvaccinated people.
The state’s test positivity rate jumped again as well, topping 11 percent for the first time since mid-February.
A health official said California residents, particularly the unvaccinated, should rethink traveling to Nevada or other states where COVID-19 cases are high.
Positivity rate also jumps sharply to 9.5 as deaths remain above two-week moving average.
Nevada on Friday reported 813 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths, according to state data.