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April 24 update: Great news. Thanks to the Local Media Foundation and its Local News Fund, This Is Reno can now accept tax-deductible donations. We are incredibly fortunate to be able to accept funds through a nonprofit intermediary. Our donation forms have all be updated as a result, and you may donate below.
April 8 update: Good news. We were notified last week that we received $5,000 from Facebook’s local journalism project. We still need help. These funds are going directly into new reporting on how COVID-19 is impacting the greater Reno area, but that means our regular reporting is still in need of support. Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you! We will (likely) get through this.
March 24 update: Here is where we are as of today. Despite reduced coverage from freelancers, our publishing output is double what it was a month ago. Cautiously, we are okay through April (thank you to generous supporters and advertisers). We are still plugging away until then. I’ll update this page when and if anything changes.
March 19 update: We’ve eliminated our weekly business news email and business news briefs. Our food/restaurant reviews are also suspended. I’ve applied for an emergency grant to continue operations and am considering a small business disaster loan. We’re still plugging away on the day-to-day reporting. I’ll update this post when anything else changes.
Thank you for your continued interest in This Is Reno. Like many small businesses, we too are feeling the impact of coronavirus in the Reno area, as well as impacts from the necessary efforts being made to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The cancellation of so many special events in the Truckee Meadows, along with cuts to local business and government operations, means we are also taking a financial hit.
The ultimate impact remains to be seen, which is, frankly, a scary position. We do not anticipate scaling back any news coverage in the near term; however, with what is happening to businesses, nonprofits and local governments—especially when they are shut down—that will inherently affect us, and it could be drastic.
We ask in this time of crisis to please, if you are able, help support our community, particularly locally owned businesses and Reno’s vulnerable populations.
We also need your support. There are three ways you can support continued reporting of Reno news.
- Subscribe. If you are not already a subscriber, we hope you consider supporting our news coverage by becoming a subscriber. We have not put any articles behind our paywall since early March. When this turns around, non-COVID-19 stories as before, especially when involving considerable resources on our end, will be published behind the paywall.
- Advertise. We have incredibly competitive advertising options for effectively reaching online audiences in the greater Reno area. Businesses and organizations affected by COVID-19 will be considered for discounted advertising.
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The nature of this virus inherently means news topics will change. For example, our list of upcoming events this week—and in the coming weeks—is focused on activities that require minimal contact with others. Importantly, you may read all of our coronavirus news coverage here. It’s free, open, and accessible to everyone.
On behalf of the This Is Reno team, stay strong and healthy — and again, thank you for your continued support.
Bob Conrad, PhD
This Is Reno’s COVID-19 news coverage
Health officials in Nevada on Monday reported 742 new confirmed coronavirus cases and six additional deaths.
On Monday, This Is Reno received tips from Washoe County School District teachers alleging that there was an outbreak of COVID-19 among the staff at Reno’s Grace Warner Elementary school.
Keeping their congregation united has been a difficult task for many church leaders, but Reno’s Living Stones has found a way.
Mantener a su congregación unida ha sido una tarea difícil para muchos líderes eclesiásticos, pero Piedras Vivas en Reno ha encontrado una manera.
About 200 teachers and education professionals gathered Aug. 6, 2020 to protest what they are calling unsafe working conditions.
OPINION: Few things about this year have been normal, and in some ways, the upcoming school year will be no exception.
Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations.
Sin los pies en la tierra: Mientras los fideicomisarios votan para reabrir las escuelas, los educadores dicen que los planes no son realistas
Los funcionarios del distrito escolar del condado de Washoe votaron a favor de mantener su plan de reapertura, a pesar de la oposición del distrito de salud y las preocupaciones expresadas por algunos profesores.