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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Tests Positive for COVID-19

Plus Esther’s Kitchen temporarily closes after staff tests positive for COVID-19

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Gov. Steve Sisolak from an October 2 photo
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CARSON CITY — On the heels of asking Nevadans to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Steve Sisolak tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. He learned about his positive rapid test and returned to the governor’s mansion in Carson City, where he will quarantine for 10 days. Sisolak awaits the results of a molecular test and started undergoing a disease investigation and review process with Carson City Health and Human Services. Sisolak says he does not feel ill. Earlier this week, Sisolak urged Nevadans to wear a mask and continue to socially distance over the next two weeks so the state won’t have to issue new COVID-19 restrictions. Coronavirus numbers continue to soar in Nevada, with an average of 1,380 new COVID-19 cases reported daily. On Friday, the state recorded 116,737 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started in late February. [Nevada Independent]

ARTS DISTRICT — Chef James Trees announced on Facebook that Esther’s Kitchen temporarily closed for 72 hours on Friday night after several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. When the restaurant reopens on Monday after everyone on staff is tested for COVID-19, it will only serve dinner. “Hopefully in 10 days we have a better assessment of where we’re at as a community and as a restaurant, and make changes from there,” he says in a Facebook video. [Facebook]

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Esther’s Kitchen

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