Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Colorado Governor Jared Polis have announced their respective states are joining California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact.
“I’m honored to have the State of Nevada join the Western States Pact and believe the sharing of critical information and best practices on how to mitigate the spread, protect the health and safety of our residents, and reopen responsibly will be invaluable as we chart our paths forward,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “Millions of visitors from our fellow Western states travel to Nevada every year as a premier tourism destination, and this partnership will be vital to our immediate recovery and long-term economic comeback.”
"Coloradans are working together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and have important information to share with and to gain from other states. I’m thrilled Colorado is joining the Western States Pact,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis. “There’s no silver bullet that will solve this pandemic until there is a cure so we must have a multifaceted and bold approach in order to slow the spread of the virus, to keep our people safe and help our economy rebound.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently announced they would be working together under a shared vision for gradually modifying their state’s stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.
1. Our residents' health comes first. As home to nearly one in five Americans and gateway to the rest of the world, the West Coast has an out-sized stake in controlling and ultimately defeating COVID-19.
2. Health outcomes and science- not politics- will guide these decisions. Modifications to our states' stay at home orders must be made based off of the total health impacts of COVID-19.
3. Our states will only be effective by working together. Each state will work with its local leaders and communities to understand what's happening and adhere to our agreed upon approach.