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File #: 21-744   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/13/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action:
Title: Discuss possible revisions to the local COVID-19 Regional Mitigation and Enforcement Plan. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Meeting Handout 051821 BCC Item No. 62_Redacted.pdf
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5/18/2021 Clark County Board of Commissioners Approved as Recommended

Agenda note: DOCUMENT(S) Submitted: 1. Clark County Nevada Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan (9 pages)-submitted by Staff 2. Supplement to the Clark County Nevada Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan (1 page)-submitted by Staff. DISCUSSION: Following introduction of the item, Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District, addressed the Board and advised that more than 160,000 residents initiated the COVID-19 vaccination, and more than 720,000 had completed the vaccination process; there had been an sustained decrease in COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths; hospitals capacity was back to normal; and the current positivity rate in Clark County was 4.8%. Commissioner Kirkpatrick reviewed the plan and advised that changes to the plan could be made by the Board before May 30, 2021; changes made included, but were not limited to, deleting the plan that was adopted on May 1, 2021; effective June 1, 2021, the County would revert to pre-pandemic guidelines; those who were fully vaccinated did not have to wear facemasks or social distance, except were Federal, State, Local, Territory or Tribal laws stated otherwise; masks were still required at the airport and on public transportation regardless of being fully vaccinated; encouraged residents to follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), or the Southern Nevada Health District; advised that the changes for self-certification for the 79 events in the system included encouragement for face coverings for non-vaccinated individuals, and for individuals to follow the OSHA and CDC guidelines; new certification forms would have to be submitted along with the approved letters in order to be placed under the CDC guidance for May 13, 2021; provided the following statistics for those fully vaccinated, by age: 70 and over at 84%, 60-69 at 70%, 50-59 at 60%, 40-49 at 50%, 30-39 and 20-29 were both between 30-40% fully vaccinated; statistics on those fully vaccinated based on ethnicity were: the Asian community at 47%, Hispanic community at 29%, and African-American community at 23%; and should hospitalizations rise, additional mitigation efforts would be reviewed. In response to a question from Commissioner Jones regarding the repeal of the recovery sports function, and the emergency declaration, staff advised that the emergency declaration was still in effect, and Commissioner Kirkpatrick advised that the emergency declaration would remain in place as funds the County was expecting were part of the declaration. Dr. Leguen advised that $73 million dollars was awarded from the CDC to the State and several million dollars was awarded from FEMA but neither had been received; and spoke of funds received to be put towards vaccinations; federal funding was expected to be used for the rebuilding of the public health system; and further advised that as positivity rates decline, contract tracing became more important. Commissioner Gibson, responding to earlier remarks, advised that Clark County never mandated vaccinations; some shows and conventions had reached out to resorts to ascertain staff vaccination rates; endorsed the plan revisions and further advised that businesses had the right to enforce patrons to wear masks. Commissioner Segerblom advised of working to make vaccines available in the underserved communities. Commissioner Kirkpatrick advised of working with the municipalities, the Hospital Association, Chambers of Commerce, the resorts, and the Southern Nevada Health District in the creation of the changes to the mitigation plan that was adopted on May 1, 2021.
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Yolanda T. King, County Manager



Discuss possible revisions to the local COVID-19 Regional Mitigation and Enforcement Plan.  (For possible action)     





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Commissioner Kirkpatrick has requested an agenda item to discuss possible revisions to the local COVID-19 Regional Mitigation and Enforcement Plan.