Member of Gov. Sisolak’s staff tests positive for COVID-19

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak updates the state’s COVID-19 response efforts and lifting of restrictions on youth and adult recreation sports during a news conference at the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (K.M. Cannon / AP)

Tue, Oct 6, 2020 (2:34 p.m.)

A member of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s staff has tested positive for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over the weekend, the governor’s office announced this afternoon.

The staff member, who is based in Carson City, has not had in-person contact with Sisolak since mid-September because the governor has been working in Southern Nevada since Sept. 17.

The governor will remain in the Las Vegas area until all results for staff members in Northern Nevada have come in. Contact tracing efforts are underway, according to the release.

All staff who worked in the governor’s Carson City office in the past two weeks have been transferred to work from home status. The staff member who tested positive was last in the Carson City office on Friday.

All staff who may have come into contact with the positive staff member are being tested this week and must test negative before returning to the office.

The governor will also be taking a COVID-19 test this week, “out of an abundance of caution.”

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