Governor Sisolak Releases Statement in Support of Nevada’s Asian-American Community

March 18, 2020

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released the following statement in support of Nevada’s strong and vibrant Asian-American community:

The news of this pandemic is concerning to all of us. But as our State deals with the impacts of COVID-19, it remains more important than ever to continue separating fact from fiction and showing support for all Nevadans, especially our significant Asian-American communities that have been unfairly stigmatized and harmed by misconceptions and misinformation about the virus. COVID-19 originated in China, but it in no way targets Chinese-American or other Asian-American individuals at higher rates than other races or ethnicities. This is a virus that does not discriminate; it targets everyone. I encourage Nevadans, and all Americans, to show support for their fellow human beings during this challenging time, and remember that we are all in this together.

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