12 March 2020 – Activation of the State Emergency Operations Center and Health Response team

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: NV
Lead People/Agency: Governor Steve Sisolak

Overview: Governor Steve Sisolak issued a Declaration of Emergency in the State of Nevada, a first step towards openeing up Nevada’s emergency resources in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. With the announcement of this State of Emergency, the Governor also announced the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center for Nevada and the Nevada Health Response team.
Full details here: http://gov.nv.gov/News/Emergency_Orders/2020/2020-03-12_-_COVID-19_Declaration_of_Emergency/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic
Evidence/Justification: “Protecting Nevadans’ public health and safety is my top priority, and this declaration will give our State additional tools and flexibility to respond to this rapidly developing situation and advance measures to mitigate and ultimately contain COVID-19” – Gov. Sisolak