9::05am High speed chase going on in Carson City. Sheriff’s Deputies are chasing a black Chevy Silverado. Now on east Nye at a high rate of speed. Traffic is light.
9:11am Vehicle has only one person in it.
9:11am Northbound on Airport.
9:12am Silverado stopped or crashed. Driver jumped out and started running into the neighborhood.
9:13am Deputies have him at gunpoint. Hispanic male adult. He’s in handcuffs.
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 43 New Cases and 19 Recoveries
(Carson City, NV)- Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 43 new cases and 197 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 10,879, with 7,591 recoveries and 192 deaths; 3,096 cases remain active.
*Population information taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/
CCHHS COVID-19 Vaccinations
Vaccine statistics are updated weekly on Tuesday. These are the doses received and administered by CCHHS ONLY. This does not include other vaccinations by other entities in the Quad-County Region. As of February 1, 2021
- Total Number of Doses received: 8,775
- 1st Doses: 7,475
- 2nd Doses: 1,300
- Total Number of Doses administered: 8,704
- 1st Doses: 7,613
- 2nd Doses: 1,091
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Quad-County Residents
Testing is for Quad-County (Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey County) residents ONLY, all others will be turned away. Events may be canceled 48 hours in advance if inclement weather is expected. Testing is free of charge, no appointments or reservations. To view all upcoming events visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.
||1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
||Storey County Emergency Management Satellite Office
20 E. Street, Virginia City
||9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
||Carson City Corporate Yard
549 Airport Rd.
For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.
Governor Steve Sisolak
Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released a video message (at the bottom of this page) announcing a new Equity and Fairness Initiative aimed at ensuring that equity is a cornerstone of all vaccination efforts.
In the last month, the State has made incredible gains leveraging State resources to expand vaccination sites, get more boots on the ground with support of the Nevada National Guard and federal personnel, expand the vaccinator workforce, and clear a data backlog in Southern Nevada.
While substantial progress has been made to ensure doses are being administered, challenges still remain. One of the major challenges identified is equity and fairness in vaccine allocation.
According to vaccination data released by the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County is facing a vaccine equity challenge, resulting in a disparity in who is receiving the vaccine that does not reflect the demographics of that region. Additionally, there are concerns over the Nevada COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook not being followed, resulting in an unfair allocation of vaccines, confusion among the public, and access to vaccines by ineligible groups or individuals.
“Equity and fairness requires an intentional effort to reach every community and not create a situation where those who have been disproportionately impacted by this virus are left behind – including the elderly and our frontline workers,” said Gov. Sisolak. “As we continue to fight for more doses from the federal government, it’s critical that the Nevada Vaccine Playbook is followed to support equitable vaccine distribution. While substantial progress has been made to ensure doses are being administered, challenges still remain — but there’s no problem that we cannot solve as a State when we work together.”
Under this initiative, the state will work with Clark County Emergency Management and Southern Nevada Health District to clarify prioritization lanes, support fair access to vaccines through site selection, and equitable allocation across communities. Updates and progress will be reported publicly to the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force.
If equity and fairness issues arise in other areas throughout the State, focus will be given to alleviate challenges there as well.
The Governor’s full remarks can be found in the video message here: https://youtu.be/kXeay89mzzg.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies from February 4th through February 13th to enforce impaired driving laws and keep impaired drivers off of Nevada roadways.
It doesn’t take much to be an impaired driver. Use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs can make driving a vehicle unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Nationwide, statistics show that on average about 44 percent of drivers involved in fatal crashes tested positive for drugs.
Not only is alcohol and illegal drug use a cause of impairment, legally prescribed medication use can lead to impaired driving. If you are using legally prescribed medication and driving you could be charged with driving under the influence.
Nevada Revised Statute 484c.110 makes it illegal to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of any controlled substance. This includes prescription medications.
If you do use prescribed medications, create social strategies to prevent having to be behind the wheel.
- Use a designated driver, taxi, public transportation.
- Have items delivered, many companies will deliver food and supplies.
- Discuss the risks with your friends and family.
Any death caused by impaired driving is 100% preventable; make the right choice, drive safe, drive sober.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Visit www.zerofatalitiesnv.com for more information.