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 Washoe County School District is now creating several different plans for possible fall instruction. One option is a blended learning model, which would include both in-person and remote instruction.
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