LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Sunday, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the creation of the “COVID-19 Response Relief and Recovery Task Force.” He made the announcement through a Facebook Live on his official Facebook Page.


The task force will be led by Jim Murren, who announced Sunday he was stepping down as CEO of MGM Resorts effective immediately. Murren will begin serving as chair immediately in an unpaid volunteer position. In a press release, Sisolak’s office said he has already begin putting together leadership and assessment architecture.

“There’s nothing more important right now than helping our state and each other through this crisis. I am humbled by the opportunity to help the Governor in providing relief to the many families suffering personally and economically during this difficult time,” Murren said. “When we defeat this pandemic, I am confident that our state will come roaring back as we have from the great hardships of the past. Working with the many committed business and community leaders in Nevada, The Nation and around the world, we will obtain important resources our State needs to fight and win this battle.”