There seems to be a growing conclusion among America’s medical industry that as we build a growing group immunity to the Covid-19 virus, it will still take up to two years to be eradicated by whatever vaccine is developed in order to discontinue “social distancing.”
— Numerous network news sources, CNN among others….
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: Six New Cases
Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting six new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 49, with 11 recoveries, 38 cases remain active.
The new cases are:
- A female Douglas County resident in her 50’s
- A female Carson City resident in her 50’s
- A female Carson City resident in her 50’s
- A female Lyon County resident in her 40’s
- A female Douglas County resident under the age of 18
- A male Douglas County resident in his 30’s
The cases are self-isolating in their homes and are in stable conditions Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.
There are three Quad-County residents currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
The Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline is staffed 7 days a week 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available at (775) 283-4789.
Jeep pulls out onto Hwy 50E, just east of Airport Road, gets T-Boned by eastbound vehicle. Driver (L) minor injuries.
Driver of the Jeep seriously injured. Took long time to cut her out of the wreckage. Paramedics prepare her for a medical helicopter ride to Reno.
Jeep driver quickly loaded aboard a medical helicopter.
…soon she was on her way to Renown in Reno. Other driver was transported to CTRMC.
11:12am Traffic crash on Highway 50 E in front of Coco’s Restaurant. Driver in one car is trapped inside. Extrication crew is enroute to the scene. Careflight is enroute to the scene.
10:11am Report of a gas leak at 1455 Tule Peak Circle, right on the county line with Douglas County, due west of the prison.
10:19am Situation is under control per CCFD.
Driver lost control on N/B I-580 at Fairview. Offramp. Obviously out of control.
The vehicle went sideways and took out a light pole on the exist ramp.
Vehicle rolled several times coming to rest on its wheels off the off ramp.
Male and female inside. Likely wearing their seat belts.
Female talking to her rescuers as she was loaded aboard medical helicopter bound for Renown in Reno.
Fate of the male in the car not released as yet.
The State of Nevada is set to receive a total of $1.25 billion in support from the Coronavirus Relief Fund set up through the U.S. Department of Treasury. Congressman Mark Amodei, NV-02, made the announcement via a news release Monday.
“It’s encouraging to see more support headed our way. Today’s news follows last week’s allocation of $241 million for Nevada’s hospitals and health care providers and an additional $5 million in funding to help the State manage administrative costs associated with the recent surge in unemployment claims,” said Amodei. “With Nevada’s health care professionals and state and local partners currently exhausting all energy and resources to combat this pandemic, I’m incredibly grateful to Treasury officials for acting swiftly to deliver this much-needed relief a week ahead of schedule.”
The CARES Act established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund. On April 13, 2020, Treasury announced its launch of a web portal to allow eligible State, local, and tribal governments to receive payments to help offset the costs of their response efforts. Once registered through this portal, States, territories, and the District of Columbia will promptly receive half of the funds allocated to them pursuant to the CARES Act. This will fast-track the availability of $71 billion of the Fund to meet immediate cash flow needs. The remaining balance of the Fund will be paid no later than April 24, 2020.
The CARES Act requires that payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that:
— Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19;
— Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government; and
— Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.
Also noteworthy, of the money, Nevada has received $27.8 million in rural transit relief funding following Congress’ passage of the CARES Act. This is in addition to transit funding dedicated to the state’s metropolitan transit services.
The Federal Transit Administration recently announced appropriations of $25 billion in national transit relief funding. This includes $1.8 billion to rural transit under the Federal Grant Transportation Funds for Rural Areas (5311 funds). In Nevada, those rural transit funds are administered by the Nevada Department of Transportation.
3:02pm – Report of a dumpster fire between Desatoya and Fairview. Watch out for firefighters in very big trucks. Give’em room.
3:07pm – Firefighters on scene. Smoke rising from the dumpster. Firefighters are giving the fire a good hosing.
3:10pm – Fire is out.
USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering:
Cloth face coverings should-
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?
Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
If you are interested in making your own face covering the CDC has provided step by step instructions at this link:
The Construction Map has been updated April 13- April 17
Construction is moving along and with fewer cars on the streets construction continues to make daily advancements at an accelerated rate.
5th Street to 10th Street: SNC will be performing waterline work; one lane in each direction will be open, the cone zone will remain in place around-the-clock.
10th Street to Fairview: SNC will be performing storm drain work; one lane in each direction will be open, the cone zone will remain in place around-the-clock.
Rhodes to Clearview: SNC will be performing multi-use path work; one lane in each direction, the cone zone will remain in place around-the-clock.
Frontage Road is reduced to one lane leaving a one – way lane open, northbound traffic commuters will be directed to enter Frontage Road at the north end, near the Best Value Inn, this detour will be signed for both Carson Street southbound and northbound traffic. Please follow the detour signage. The cone zone will remain in place around-the-clock.
Construction is subject to weather conditions.
Food Drive for FISH
Wed, April 15, 9am-4pm
Drop off food basket
Carson City Toyota on South Carson Street took note of the worsening situation for Carson area families who lost their jobs, or were temporarily laid off from their jobs, at the beginning of the Corona Virus pandemic. It’s been going on for several weeks and many families are up against the wall.
Carson City Toyota employees will be accepting food donations this Wednesday, April 15th, from 9am to 4pm at their South Carson City location. All food donated will be delivered to the Friends In Service Helping, a non-profit charitable non-profit. Jim Peckham of FISH says many families are very stressed and even the local food banks are extraordinarily busy trying to keep up with their needs..
Carson City Toyota donates $6,000 to FISH
Dana Whaley, CC Toyota (Retired) (L), Jim Peckham, FISH (C), and Jeff Campagni (R) CC Toyota
“Right now, the meals we distribute via our food bank are up 50 percent compared to the week prior to the shut down,” said Jim Peckham, Executive Director of FISH. “People who were able to get SNAP (food stamp) benefits, now rely on local food banks to make ends meet as they try to get through this storm.”
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak recently ordered all “non-essential” businesses to stay closed through the end of April in order to keep people off the streets and safely in their residences. But that decree may go past the end of the month due to the Corona Virus’s persistent menace which could keep residents in their homes well into summer.
Carson City Toyota General Manager Jeff Campaigni heard about the rising need for food and services for Carson City residents and wanted to do something to help. “We’ve been in this community for 40 years, and we know the value of supporting each other in times of need. We have been partnering with FISH for years, and we are honored to help support them now in whatever small way we can so FISH can continue to provide critical support for stressed local families.”
Carson City Toyota donated $6,000 last week to FISH to support the increased demand for food and meals. “Under the current situation” Peckham said, “we need every penny to help support our mission.
On Wednesday, April 15, Carson City Toyota will host a “Drive by Donation” Food Drive at their building 2590 S. Carson Street.
Retired General Manager for CC Toyota Dana Whaley says, “If you’re able and willing to make a donation next Wednesday, simply drive by the front of Carson City Toyota and drop off your items. We will have FISH volunteers on site, so you don’t even have to step foot out of your car. Any donation you can provide will be very much appreciated.”
Again, the drive-thru donation line will run from 9am to 4pm this Wednesday, April 15th. You don’t have to file your tax returns until July 15th – so you’ve got lots of time.
To learn more, visit Carson City Toyota’s Facebook page by clicking here.Below see the photos of Carson City Toyota offering donations to other worthy non-profits in our community. Notice THE Mr. Campaigni still participates!
Mr. Dick Campagni doing the honors on another donation!
…as well as another CC Toyota donation…
Oregon Public Radio photo
Recovery from the onslaught of the Corona Virus will be difficult path for our nation and for others around the world. And there are precautions that should be followed…especially when shopping for groceries for yourself or your family.
Here’s good advice from National Public Radio. Click here.
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases
Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting seven new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 40, with 11 recoveries, 29 cases remain active.
The new cases are:
- A female Lyon County resident in her 20’s
- A female Lyon County resident in her 40’s
- A male Lyon County resident in his 40’s
- A male Carson City resident in his 70’s
- A female Carson City resident in her 50’s
- A female Carson City resident in her 40’s
- A male Carson City resident in his 50’s
The cases are self-isolating in their homes and are in stable conditions. Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.
Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).
The Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline is staffed 7 days a week 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789
3:10pm Report of a traffic accident near Saliman and E. William. Doesn’t appear to be any injuries. Caution in the area.
Sheep grazing coming up in Carson City
The Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department will be coordinating the annual Fuel Reduction Program using sheep starting this week. This project is made possible through the collaborated efforts of the U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of State Lands, the Washoe Tribe and Carson Community Council and private property owners.
This year, there will be two bands (groups) of sheep grazing in Carson City. The first band will enter Carson City on the north end of town near Timberline and behind Western Nevada College starting Saturday, April 11. The second band will be grazing the area behind Greenhouse Garden Center starting Monday, April 13. The sheep will be grazing in Carson City through May 31, 2020.
The Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department encourages the public to go out and enjoy the sheep, but please keep dogs at home or on a leash as there are guard dogs accompanying the sheep. There will be temporary signage placed at trailheads where sheep are currently grazing to alert users of their presence and to help avoid conflicts with dogs: the sheep will only graze a specific area for 3-4 days. Additionally, remember to maintain distance from the sheep and avoid loud noises or running while observing them, and lastly please maintain proper social distancing protocols while visiting. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.
For more information on the project, or to report a wayward sheep, please contact the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department at 775-887-2262.
Contact: Lyndsey Boyer, Senior Natural Resource Specialist
Phone: (775) 887-2262
The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) is still seeing record number of initial claims for unemployment insurance each week. As the agency continues to experience high volume of claims entering the system, the agency’s number one priority is supporting Nevadans’ unemployment needs.
DETR continues to actively monitor systems and is vigorously taking measures to address the challenges related to the UI claims process during this extraordinary time. Some recent UI developments include:
Of initial claims, 96 percent have been successfully filed online and 4 percent over the phone.— Online filing for Nevadans at: http://ui.nv.gov/css.html
DETR has nearly tripled staff in support of the UI program, going from nearly 75 employees in UI to more than 200. The agency continues to look at options for additional hires to support the program in the coming weeks.
The State of Nevada is working through preliminary steps to implement the federal stimulus noted in the CARE Act. These include:
— Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation for an additional $600 per week through July 2020.
— Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation for an additional 13 weeks of benefits.
— Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for independent contractors, freelancers, gig workers and other workers not covered by standard Unemployment Insurance.
Specifics related to these programs will be announced for filers through our website here.
DETR has developed a CARES Act Program flyer explaining the UI process as related to the Act. View the flyer here.
— DETR has developed additional amenities for those needing PIN and password support. UI Security Helpdesk expanded hours from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday and now with new Saturday hours, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Southern (702) 486-3293, or Northern (775) 687-6838.
DETR continues to work on additional technology solutions to support added:
— Remote work for staff in support social distancing and quarantine
— Expanded internet access and traffic
— Expanded service delivery in Spanish
— Added services for resetting Pin and Password
— Additional service deliveries for implementation of the CARES Act
In collaboration with the Governor’s Office, DETR launched a password reset tool for claimants who cannot use the password recovery feature on the website. The form has been widely used by claimants. In the first week of usage, DETR processed more than 10,000 requests. If the claimant sill has issues, we encourage them to use the online tool: http://gov.nv.gov/Forms/Unemployment/
Tips for starting to file:
— Everyone can continue to file online 24/7
— Nevadans are encouraged to avoid the peak hours of 8a.m. to 8 p.m. and file during non-peak hours, later in the evening, earlier in the morning and weekend.
— All filers whether new or returning, are encouraged to record their log-in information in a safe location for later reference.
— It is also encouraged that filers have their employer history (including the corporate name for all past employers) before undertaking the online filing process.
Claimants who believe they have been a victim of UI identity theft may file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General at http://ag.nv.gov/Complaints/File_Complaint/ or call the AG hotline toll free at (888) 434-9989.
UI call centers continue to provide service under expanded hours from 8-8. Saturday hours have been added for PIN and password resets only from 8a.m. to noon.
— Phone call volumes to the UI call centers for support are up to 90 times higher than normal when compared to calls before 3/15/2020.
Due to the high volume we ask that calling the call center be reserved for only items that cannot be accomplished through our online portal at ttp://ui.nv.gov/css.html
— Call center numbers: Northern UI Call Center: (775) 684-0350; Southern UI Call Center: (702) 486-0350; and Rural areas & Out-of-State: (888) 890-8211.
DETR has tripled dedicated resources to support UI claim filing, PIN and password resets, as well as recruit new staff for expected job seeking services that will be expected after businesses begin to reopen for store front operations in Nevada.
Other resources for claimants include a NV Unemployment Insurance (UI) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) document and other helpful information located at http://ui.nv.gov/css.html and on the agency’s COVID-19 UI webpage. Additionally, online tutorial videos are also available in both English and Spanish and can be viewed on the Nevada Unemployment Insurance YouTube page by going here.
State Prison Inmates producing hand sanitizer for medical professionals to use in Nevada.
Silver State Industries Produces Hand Sanitizer for Medical Personnel, Law Enforcement
Silver State Industries, the industrial arm of the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) has launched a hand sanitizer manufacturing program to dramatically increase the supply available to medical personnel, corrections, and other law enforcement throughout Nevada.
“NDOC saw a need for additional protective measures for their staff, and for others in Nevada who are serving on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19,” said Charles Daniels, Director of NDOC. “Offenders at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) are now producing thousands of bottles a day to meet this urgent demand for personal protective equipment.”
Hand sanitizer is a valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19 and an effective hygiene option when soap and water are not available. Providing hand sanitizer to protect Nevada’s essential workers like corrections, law enforcement and medical providers is one way NDOC is supporting the state during the COVID-19 response.
Researchers have helped to strengthen the theory that air pollution gives a free ride to aggressive viruses. The more pollution, including fine carbon and other particles, the greater number of free rides for viruses. What follows may be one of the most illuminating illness distribution tactics ever to surface in scientific journals – and further insight in to additional threats from global warming. Click here.