Reno mayor ‘begging’ people to forgo Thanksgiving gatherings

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — An emotional Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says she’s “begging” residents to forgo family Thanksgiving gatherings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Schieve spoke to reporters during a video conference Tuesday just minutes after she received word that a good friend had died from COVID-19.

Her plea to cancel traditional holiday plans came as Nevada reported a record-high 2,853 new confirmed cases on Tuesday. It’s the third new record in two weeks.

Meanwhile, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman characterized Gov. Steve Sisolak’s stricter statewide virus rules that went into effect Tuesday as “crushing” for her tourism-dependent city.

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