Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting this week the second case of the B.1.1.7 Covid-19 VARIANT within our four county region.
The Nevada State Public Health Lab has confirmed the arrival of a viral variant in a Douglas County resident. The individual has no travel history and no known exposures or connections to the previously reported B.1.1.7 case in Carson City. The lab is conducting extensive contact tracing on the confirmed case to reduce or stop the spread of the variant.
This is the second case of the variant in the region. CCHHS is encouraging residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. 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 important to slowing the spread of COVID-19 – especially the B.1.1.7 variant. Carson City and surrounding county residents can sign up to attend COVID-19 vaccination sessions for those age 16 and older. But it’s by appointment only.
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 https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccine/.