Officials in Nevada want Las Vegas back to normal by June 1, and California’s governor urges all school systems to open schools again. Meanwhile, a Florida county wants to do away with the requirement that masks be worn inside public places.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Clark County ‘Can Absolutely’ Meet 100% Capacity Goal By June 1
Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick said Wednesday that she believed the county “can absolutely” meet a June 1 goal to fully reopen businesses, which would signal a major step toward economic recovery in Nevada. “I think that we can absolutely get there as long as people continue to get vaccinated and get tested to ensure that (the virus is) not spreading within our community,” she said in a briefing with reporters. Kirkpatrick also said that the county will consider whether to lift social distancing mandates starting in May. (Johnson, 4/14)
AP: California Governor Says All Schools Must Reopen
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an excuse.” His wishes remain an expectation rather than a mandate because California’s decentralized education system lets the 1,200 school districts govern themselves. (4/14)
WUSF 89.7: Pinellas To Consider Repeal Of Face Mask Ordinance Following Public Hearing
Pinellas County could soon repeal an order that requires face masks be worn inside public places. The Pinellas County Commission on Tuesday said it would hold a vote on May 11 following a public hearing to discuss the face mask ordinance. At that hearing, commissioners will decide to repeal