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County declares state of emergency due to COVID-19

By ThisIsReno

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.

This Is Reno’s COVID-19 news coverage

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