Establishing of the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force by Governor Sisolak is an important strategy to harness our collective power against COVID-19.
This epic effort is led by Nevadans who are positioned to access global resources and expertise, and who can direct those resources directly to Nevada. The Task Force initially focused on procuring PPE, personal protective equipment. They were able to quickly and efficiently secure millions of dollars of equipment that was then distributed to health care facilities by the Nevada National Guard. Who else could have pulled that off?
The Task Force is now focused on securing and availing widespread testing. We need testing for our health, safety, and economic recovery as Nevada's economy depends heavily on tourism. Their goal is to greatly increase testing availability and use; making Nevada the most tested state, and consequently the safest state, in the nation.
Combining private leadership, resources, and giving with State support and leadership, is the secret sauce that can make this possible.
I urge you to consider contributing to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, created by the Task Force to fund their statewide efforts. Online donations can be made here: https://www.nevadacf.org/donate-now/.
I feel tremendous pride in our community and in all of Nevada, as we rise to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis. Our move forward to recovery is dependent upon how quickly we can return to work, and that includes opening our larger venues, the return of conferences and events, and our ability to gather in large groups.
A new normal in Nevada will not happen until we are safe. Please join me in thinking big, in giving big, and giving to the larger Nevada community, to speed our State's recovery.
Give me a call if you would like to talk about how you can help us on the road to recovery.
Chris Askin, President, and CEO