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Governor Creates Battle Born Medical Corps

Gov. Sisolak, along with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, released the news of the creation of the Battle Born Medical Corps which urges Nevadans with healthcare experience to join to help expand healthcare for those in need. 

The program calls on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to join the Battle Born Medical Corps and help expand Nevada’s medical care capacity during the COVID-19 crisis.

On Wednesday, Gov. Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 011, which is aimed at expanding the healthcare workforce to fight COVID-19. This Directive waives certain licensing requirements to allow Nevada to add additional health care workers into our medical system. It will also allow certain doctors, nurses, EMTs, and even medical students to go to work right now caring for COVID-19 patients.

“Our state was born in in the midst of one of our country’s darkest moments, and we rose from those depths to greatness,” Gov Sisolak said Wednesday. “Fighting for our State is in our very DNA – it's who we are as Nevadans. This is our moment to once again show the world what it means to be Battle Born.” Those interested in joining the Corps can log onto, an existing website managed by Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Preparedness division.

Information on how to participate and guidance document can be found on our website.