Major Disaster Declaration approved for Nevada’s COVID-19 response

Marker in front of the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City, NV - image - Brian Bahouth/The Sierra Nevada Ally

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that he was notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that his request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Nevada in response to the COVID-19 crisis has been approved.

Gov. Sisolak asked for the declaration in a letter to President Trump earlier this week to unlock additional federal assistance programs for Nevadans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am grateful to the President and federal government for their help, which will aid Nevada in responding and recovering effectively and efficiently from this disaster,” Gov. Sisolak said.

Governor Sisolak signed a state Declaration of Emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak on March 12, 2020, which is a required step to request a federal Major Disaster Declaration.

To see the full 41-page request, visit HERE.