Governor signs disaster declaration for Clark County

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Governor Brian Sandoval has signed a Declaration of Emergency for Clark County following the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night. Through this order, he has directed all state agencies to supplement the local efforts to save lives and protect the health and safety the victims of last night’s attack.

Flag at half-staff in Hawthorne

Governor Sandoval also declared a Public Health and Medical Disaster, which temporarily suspends all necessary statutes and rules to allow health care providers employed by a hospital and licensed and in good standing in another state to practice in Nevada in order to assist with the public health and medical disaster response operations.

Hospitals should submit the provider’s information to the applicable licensing entity.

Earlier Monday, the Governor signed a proclamation ordering US and Nevada flags at half-staff at the State Capitol and all state public buildings and grounds, in remembrance of the Las Vegas victims.

President Trump made a similar nationwide flag proclamation earlier in the day.