Nevada’s newly minted Gov. Joe Lombardo, a Republican, said Friday that he signed his first two executive orders, including one that repeals all COVID-19 mandates from the prior administration.
Lombardo, former sheriff of Clark County, was sworn into office as the state’s 31st governor on Jan. 2, pledging to “follow the Nevada Way.”
The first of the two executive orders Lombardo signed on Friday rescinds all COVID-19-related directives issued under the administration of former Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat.
Sisolak ended the COVID-19 state of emergency in Nevada by signing a proclamation to that effect (pdf) in May 2022, but Lombardo’s order said the move “left unclear and uncertain the status of subsequent declarations,” per the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Read more…