Washoe County Manager Eric Brown announced today the county issued a Declaration of Emergency in 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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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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