US Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak injured in car accident
Nevada among last states to add rapid tests to virus tally
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada this week became one of the last states to publicly report rapid antigen tests as part of its coronavirus tallies — a move that experts said could provide a fuller picture of the pandemic but also upend metrics used to gauge how the virus is spreading. The change leaves Maryland as the lone U.S. state that doesn't incorporate rapid tests in its online dashboard or include them in virus statistics, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends, according to an Associated Press review of dashboards and policies for all 50 states. Nevada has been among the states hit hardest by the pandemic.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak was hurt in a two-car accident Sunday, his office announced.
The accident happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Russell Road in Las Vegas, a statement issued by the governor's spokesperson said.
"The other driver and Governor Sisolak both appeared to have minor, external injuries but were both taken to (University Medical Center of Southern Nevada) as a precaution," the statement said. The governor was released about two hours later and is resting at home, according to his office.
No further information has been released about the accident or the other driver.
Nevada Gov. Sisolak orders K-12 students in Las Vegas, Reno to wear masks .
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) has reportedly signed an emergency order for Las Vegas and Reno K-12 students to wear masks to fight the spread of the coronavirus.In a statement, Sisolak's office told The Associated Press that the governor signed the emergency order Wednesday for the counties of Clark and Washoe, which include the two metro area cities. The new state measure also applies to school employees - whether they are vaccinated or not - and is mandatory for students statewide while they are riding school buses, according to the AP.