We’re headed into week two of this crazy new reality and it’s been the longest year we’ve had all month. So without further delay, here’s a fresh list of things to do this week.
- Running out of things to binge on Netflix (“Tiger King” OMG!) and Hulu? Get sucked into the drama (and maybe a little comedy) of local politics with on-demand recorded meetings from local government. Reno City Council: http://renocitynv.iqm2.com/Citizens/Calendar.aspx; Washoe Board County of Commissioners: https://www.washoecounty.us/mgrsoff/Communications/wctv-vod.php. The city is holding its regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting online.
- Explore a National Park: Google takes you on a ranger-guided exploration of the hidden worlds of national parks, all online. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/
- Find out which restaurants are offering takeout. Yelp has a great list.
- Support farmers and ranchers. They’re taking a big hit right now. Many stores have fresh veggies and meats still.
- Host a game night. Really. With videoconferencing tools like Zoom (free for up to 100 participants) you can gather friends and family and enjoy a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity or D&D. We can’t promise you Aunt Steph won’t cheat.
- Tour the Wilbur D. May Museum (sponsor) with their “2 Minute Tours.” Assistant Curator Samantha Szesciorka shows off some of the collection. Check out the first edition: https://youtu.be/D5dJmVy–dQ
- Be a life preserver for those in need. Whether it’s donating to local arts organizations or nonprofits, fostering a dog or cat, or shopping for a senior who can’t leave their home, you can make the world seem a whole lot less empty for others right now.
- Tackle your spring cleaning. Your hands are obviously clean, but what about your baseboards?
And as a bonus this week, we heard from our friends at the Washoe County Library that they’re working on new virtual services. Check their Facebook page or subscribe to their newsletter to get updates on new services: www.washoecountylibrary.us/newsletter
This Is Reno’s COVID-19 news coverage
The number of reported new daily COVID-19 cases more than doubled over the past two weeks, increasing from nearly 55 new cases per day to 111.
Los funcionarios del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe dijeron el viernes que ya habían comenzado a proporcionar vacunas de refuerzo contra el COVID-19 a niños de 5 a 11 años.
Washoe County Health District officials on Friday said they’d already begun providing COVID-19 booster shots to children ages 5-11.
Ultimately, state public health officials found that Northshore’s PCR tests missed 96% of the positive cases from the university campus — errors that sent people infected with COVID-19 back into the community.
El Oficial de Salud del Distrito del Condado de Washoe, Kevin Dick, dijo hoy que la nueva variante de omicron está creando un aumento en los casos de COVID-19.
Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick today said the new omicron variant is creating an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Washoe County’s District Health Officer Kevin Dick said today that while COVID-19 cases are still in the low range, a new sad milestone was reached this week.
Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick today said he is cautiously optimistic about the declining COVID-19 cases.
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