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PODCAST: How Reno is grappling with COVID-19


COVID-19 has had major impacts in the Silver State. Governor Steve Sisolak on March 12 declared Nevada to be in state of emergency. The City of Reno and Washoe County quickly followed suit.

In this episode, we check in with what the City of Reno is doing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 — in particular, which businesses were recently ordered to close.

What we have seen is a month-and-a-half of inventory last week being wiped out in four days.”

There remains confusion about patient privacy and how potential COVID-19 patients may impact first responders. We interview Michael Arrigo of No World Borders, an expert in healthcare data and patient privacy.

Lisa Lee with the Foundation for Recovery conveys how the coronavirus is impacting Reno’s houseless community and why advocacy groups demanded a moratorium on evictions and anti-camping ordinances.  

Paul Enos of the Nevada Trucking Association gives us an update on the distribution of goods and food supplies and why shelves are emptying so quickly.

Cover image: Trevor Bexon.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.