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.
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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.
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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.
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This Is Reno’s COVID-19 news coverage
A fourth Washoe County died today from COVID-19, the Regional Information Center announced today.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak last week banned gatherings of more than 10 people. Today he went a step further: You must now stay at home if you are a nonessential worker.
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A death rate of 35 people per day is anticipated April 17 with total COVID-19 deaths in Nevada projected to be more than 800 people by May 20, 2020.
Arguably the best thing that people can do to help combat coronavirus is to follow the evidence-based guidelines for healthy eating designed to provide adequate nutrition, including adequate nutrition to help ensure our immune systems are properly functioning.
University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson announced today the virtual commencement planned for May is canceled.