August 17, 2021
Lots of vaccination news out the past few days...
MGM Resorts International will soon require COVID-19 vaccines for all new hires and current salaried employees across the U.S., CES will require proof of vaccinations for the four-day January show, and the Raiders’ announcement late Monday that proof of COVID-19 vaccination would be required to attend games at Allegiant Stadium this season has some fans questioning how the process will work. Find all our coronavirus news here.
Las Vegas police officer dies from COVID, union says
A 21-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department died this week from COVID-19, according to the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.
Mom: Vaccinated Las Vegas flight attendant dies from COVID
Maurice Reginald “Reggie” Shepperson, 36, spent more than a month at Henderson Hospital before his death Tuesday morning.
Nevada adds over 1K COVID cases, but positivity rate dips again
Nevada’s key coronavirus metrics remained at high levels on Tuesday, with 1,002 COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths reported, but the state’s test positivity rate registered its third straight decline.
Henderson woman championed COVID booster shots for immuno-compromised
Jullie Hoggan, 49, has largely lived in isolation and apart from her family since a kidney transplant last year left her with a suppressed immune system.
Deaths reach 650 a day as COVID claims more young victims
The COVID-19 death toll has started soaring again as the delta variant tears through the unvaccinated and fills hospitals with patients, many younger than during earlier phases of the pandemic.
Clark County supports $100 gift card incentive for vaccinations
A trial incentive program, proposed by Commissioner Tick Segerblom, will allocate $100,000 from federal coronavirus relief funding.
COVID outbreak shuts down Henderson school
Lamping Elementary School will operate under distance education from Tuesday through Aug. 27 due to “multiple individuals” testing positive, Principal Robert Solomon said.
US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months, sources say
U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta variant spreads across the country.
Sisolak provides option for large venues to go maskless
Large venues such as Allegiant Stadium and T-Mobile Arena can opt out of Nevada’s indoor mask mandate by requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday.
Sheriff says new employees must get COVID-19 vaccine
The Metropolitan Police Department is requiring new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Tuesday.
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