Governor Steve Sisolak this week lowered the boom on the Corona Virus by closing down all non-essential businesses including casinos which attract crowds seeking to strike it rich. Governor Sisolak said the mandatory closures will be for 30 days starting Wednesday the 18th.
Essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, banks, gas stations, transit, health care, fire and police departments and social services will remain open for obvious reasons.
Governor Sisolak said that restaurants can remain open but only to provide “take-out” and “delivery meals” to customers who will consume them off premises.
Other closures around Carson City include the CC Senior Center – but they will maintain drive-through lunches and at the main entrance from 11am to Noon, Monday through Friday.
Meals-on-Wheels is delivering lunches and is accepting donations through the Senior Center.
CC’s Recreation Center is shuttered which includes the pool, athletic center and all other recreation activities, including the Community Center, Fuji Park, Livermore Sports Complex, Governor’s Field and Centennial Park.
If you need new water/sewer service you can’t just walk in and fill out a form. You’ve got to do it on line, on the internet, at Carson.org/utilities. Residents can also call 775-887-2355 or you can email for information at UTILITYBILLING@CARSON.ORG. If you need a building permit, business license, zoning permit or other city service go on line at permitcenter.carson.org. For other services try going on line at carson.org/covid-19 or go to www.GetHealthyCarsonCity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019.
Carson City Schools are feeding students and siblings free breakfasts and lunches that can be picked up at four schools, 11:30am to 1pm. Those schools are Empire, Seeliger, Carson Middle and Carson High and you’re limited to drive-thru service. Nobody gets out of the car. All children involved must be present at the time of awarding the lunch and breakfast meals.
Meanwhile, Western Nevada College is resuming its classes on line starting March 23rd and will carry-on with classes through to the end of the semester.
WNC’s Child Development Center closed today, March 18th, and will remain closed until further notice according to a press release.