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County declares state of emergency due to COVID-19

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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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