DHHS reflects on COVID-19 milestone


Shannon Litz
Public Information Officer, Director's Office
Carson City - March 05, 2021

Richard Whitley, Director of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, has issued the following statement in recognition of one year since the first case of COVID-19 in the state.

“Throughout the past year we have all faced challenges and uncertainty as COVID-19 has spread and impacted our communities. However, through this difficult year, stronger partnerships have formed, and agencies have worked diligently to protect the health of Nevadans.

Each positive COVID-19 case and loss of life announced has changed us and our communities, but we continue our work to slow the spread, protect the health of our state and provide information to support decision-making.

I am so grateful for the hardworking people throughout this Department who have shown up every day dedicated to making a difference. I am proud of the partnerships we have built statewide and I am thankful for the leadership and support from the Governor while we all face this challenge together.

COVID-19 is not yet in the past and we must remain vigilant in our efforts to protect ourselves, families and communities while we look to the future and the opportunity for more Nevadans to be vaccinated.”

Information on Nevada’s COVID-19 response can be found at NVHealthResponse.nv.gov and vaccination information is posted at NVCOVIDFighter.org