Four County Update:
Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting the second case of the B-117 COVID-19 variant in the four county region of Washoe, Carson City, Storey and Douglas counties. The Nevada State Public Health Lab confirmed the detection of the variant in a Douglas County resident. The individual has no travel history and no known exposures or connections to the previously reported B-117 case in Carson City. Health officials are conducting extensive contact tracing in hopes of reducing or stopping the spread of the variant.
This is the second discovery of the medically renegade variant in the four county region. Health officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Getting vaccinated and staying diligent with COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, staying home when sick and practicing proper hand hygiene are incredibly important to slowing the spread of COVID-19 – especially its B-117 variant.
Starting April 5th, our four county COVID-19 vaccination events will be open to Nevada residents and employees ages 16 and up. Vaccine inoculations are by appointment only! Appointments for April 7-13 are now available. Those ages 16 and 17 are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine. When scheduling an appointment, the vaccine name is included in the title. To schedule an appointment and for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine visit by clicking here.
For more information on the B-117 and other COVID-19 variants, click here.