Washoe County Manager Eric Brown announced today the county issued aDeclaration of Emergencyin Washoe County because of the coronavirus.
“Washoe County is dedicated to the safety, health and welfare of our citizens – this is a responsibility we do not take lightly,” said County Commission Chair, Bob Lucey. “This declaration is another tool that enables us to best serve our citizens. As I have stressed before, we must be ready to take strong action to safeguard our community against the long-term effects on public health in our region. This is a quickly moving situation and we are responding accordingly.”
The declaration was made to increase the county’s access to resources and allow for flexibility with staffing. The goal: mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Officials encouraged residents not to panic but rather be prepared and vigilant.
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Gov. Steve Sisolak today announced Vax Nevada Days, a promotion to give away $5 million in cash and prizes to nearly 2,000 Nevada residents who have initiated the COVID-19 vaccine process.
Over the next two weeks Washoe County Health District vaccinators will be out in the community getting COVID-19 shots in arms at community events.
As the country enters its fifth month of the vaccine rollout, data shows racial disparities in vaccinations are an issue.
With summer fast approaching, parents of youngsters must face questions about whether to mask or un-mask head-on.
El condado de Washoe lidera las tasas de vacunación frente a otros condados del estado, con el 55% de los mayores de 12 años receptores de al menos una primera inyección y el 47% de los residentes completamente vacunados.
Washoe County is leading all other counties in the state for vaccination rates, with 55% of those 12 and older having had at least a first shot and 47% of residents fully vaccinated.
Preliminary evidence seems to suggest the COVID-19 vaccines make it less likely someone who’s vaccinated will transmit the coronavirus, but the proof is not yet ironclad.
A proposal to mandate workers be given the “right to return” and receive priority in the re-hiring process has pitted the powerful labor union against chambers of commerce, casinos and the Nevada Resort Association.
County Commissioner Kitty Jung expressed frustration with residents who refuse to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
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