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Corona Virus Update

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases and 52 Recoveries 

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 3 new cases and 52 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 11,488, with 9,913 recoveries and 209 deaths; 1,366 cases remain active.

Total Cases Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 5,987 568 5,303 116 56,546
Douglas County 2,593 371 2,189 33 49,695
Lyon County 2,824 419 2,348 57 57,987
Storey County 84 8 73 3 4,465
Quad-County 11,488 1,366 9,913 209 168,693

*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. Statistics are current as of March 15, 2021.

  • Total Number of Doses Received: 29,650 (+4,500 from 3/8)
    • 1st Doses: 18,375 (+2,500 from 3/8)
    • 2nd Doses: 10,275 (+2,000 from 3/8)
    • Janssen Doses: 1,000 (+0 from 3/8)
  • Total Number of Doses Administered: 25,228 (+3,289 from 3/8)
    • 1st Doses: 15,190 (+1,440 from 3/8)
    • 2nd Doses: 9,177 (+988 from 3/8)
    • Janssen Doses: 861 (+861 from 3/8)

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. Testing is free of charge, no appointments or reservations. To view all upcoming events visit  https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.

Date Time Location
3/17/2021 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Central Lyon Fire Station 38

199 Six Mile Canyon Rd, Dayton

For questions on vaccine eligibility, appointment confirmations, or to arrange for testing, 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.

Law Enforcement closed in on deranged driver in Washoe Valley – Gun aimed at his own head…

North Carson blocked while law enforcement approaches red pickup driver who drove with a gun to his head.

Law Enforcement surrounds crashed pickup. Officers try to talk him out.

Law Enforcement sharp shooters train their weapons on the pickup – Officer safety.

Officers finally talk the driver into surrendering.

Below is a sequence of events when law enforcement spots a man driving a red pickup while he held a pistol to his head.

4pm  A deranged driver with a gun to his head is in on 395, in Washoe Valley,  just south of Bellvue.  May be stopped near Bellvue.  Northbound traffic is TOTALLY stopped through the valley.

4:03pm  Vehicle is stopped near the Chocolate Factory.  Red Dodge Pickup.

4:19pm  Law Enforcement nearby.  Law Enforcement typically can pull-back and let the suspect calm down.  Then Law Enforcement might be able to communicate with the suspect and de-escalate the situation.

4:26pm  Suspect driving southbound on Franktown Road.  High rate of speed.

4:30pm  Continuing southbound.

4:29pm  Tire started smoking.  Vehicle stop.

4:30pm  Driver’s hands are out the window.  No weapon seen.  Approaching East Lake.

4:31pm  Now southbound on old 395 at East Lake.

4:32pm  Continuing southbound.

4:33pm  Approaching the first Carson City exit.  He takes the exit.  He’s going to be on city streets.

4:34pm  Both front tires are flat – possible bullets from law enforcement.  North Carson at Medical Parkway.

4:34pm  Law enforcement forces fugitive off the road.  Pickup in to a power pole.

6:45pm  Law Enforcement talked the man out of his pickup.  He was taken into custody.

The driver was identified as Eugene Griffin who was immediately charged with Speeding, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Reckless Driving, Brandishing a Firearm, Obstructing Law Enforement and Eluding while endangering the public.

 

 

 

Take a corner too fast you wind up in the drink…

Car didn’t make it around the curve…

A young couple were lucky to survive a high hazard accident on Parkland Street, just off Saliman Monday afternoon.  From the skid marks and damage to the car, it appears the couple was headed southbound on Parkland and didn’t make the sharp curve onto Cardinal.  The vehicle started going sideways on the curve, hit the curb, went down an embankment and into a drainage ditch where it finally stopped.  Had it kept going the vehicle could have landed upside down in the water-filled ditch.  And an upside down car in a ditch is hard to get out of.

Car jumped the curb and down into the ditch…

Sheriff’s deputies were analyzing the skid marks and impact damage to the curb.  Both occupants were up and walking around.  A traffic citation seemed to be in the works.

#Why I Teach Carson Video Highlights – Teaching during a Pandemic 

#WhyITeachCarson Video Highlights Teaching in a Pandemic  

The Carson City School District recently added a new video to a playlist at CarsonCitySchools.com that highlights how incredible the teaching profession is as well as the many challenges faced and rewards that come from being an educator.

#WhyITeachCarson is a visual concept that features the reasons and motivations behind teaching and provides insight into the craft of education. Alyssa Jensen, a third grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School, is the fifth teacher to be featured from the school district.  

This specific video discusses some of the challenges associated with teaching in a pandemic and how eager and “hungry” the students are to physically be in school and learn with their friends and from their teacher(s). Ms. Jensen also talks about her experience being a product of the Carson City School District and which teacher helped influence her desires to make a career in teaching.  

The school district hopes parents, families and community members and partners are inspired and enjoy this inside look into an everyday setting of one of their classrooms. Please click here to view the video. 

Pre-K, Kindergarten & Annual Update Registrations begins Tuesday, April 6

Pre-K, Kindergarten & Annual Update Registrations begins Tuesday, April 6

Carson City, Nv — The Carson City School District (CCSD) is asking parents to mark their calendars for Tuesday, April 6, when all Pre-K, Kindergarten, new andreturning student updates and registrations will begin. Pre-K and kindergarten registration traditionally has been the first week of March. The district is streamlining and simplifying the registration and annual student update process by consolidating a previously multiple-date schedule.  

CCSD utilizes Infinite Campus (IC) for their student data information system. Parents and families of new and current students will utilize online registration through IC to provide and update student information. 

“To help dispel parent and family confusion of when they needed to register their child or children for school or conduct annual updates in Infinite Campus, we decided to consolidate all registrations and annual student information updates to begin the first week of April,” said Tasha Fuson, associate superintendent of Educational Services for the Carson City School District. “Rather than have our parents tediously keep track of a multiple dates, we felt it would be easier for them to take care of all their student(s) registration and IC update needs when the system opens April 6.”  

Through IC, the secure online enrollment system on the district’s website, parents are able to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for their child prior to the start of the new school year. The school sites need the most up-to-date family, address, phone, medical information and permissions from parents for students so that they can participate in field trips and other school-related activities as well as have media releases for photographs or videos of them participating in various school functions. 

Children who will be 5-years-old by Sept. 30, 2021, are eligible for Kindergarten for the coming 2021-2022 school year. Full-day Kindergarten classes are offered at all elementary schools in Carson City. Contact your neighborhood school:  

  • Bordewich Bray Elementary, 775-283-2400 
  • Empire Elementary, 775-283-1100 
  • Fremont Elementary, 775-283-1200 
  • Fritsch Elementary, 775-283-1400 
  • Mark Twain Elementary, 775-283-1000 
  • Seeliger Elementary, 775-283-2200 

To review school boundaries, please check the district’s website at carsoncityschools.com and click onSchool Attendance Zonesunder theParents tab. Or click here to view the CCSD School Site Locator on the district’s websiteclick here to view it in Spanish. 

Parents are invited to visit their child’s prospective school in person between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to provide the following required documents to register. 

  • Birth certificate. 
  • Immunization records (including Hepatitis A & B, DTAP, MMR, IPV & Varicella). Please contact your physician’s office to ensure compliancy for school. 
  • Proof of residency in Carson City (Utility bill, Mortgage or Rental papers, Voter Registration, etc.). 
  • Proof of Income (including the last three pay stubs of each parent in the household working or the 2020 1040 tax return).

Additionally, children who will be 4-years-old by Sept. 30, 2021, and whose family qualifies under the federal household income guidelines, may apply for the district’s Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications for Pre-K in Carson City may be submitted beginning Tuesday, April 6, at each designated elementary school. Click here to see if your family qualifies or click on thePre-Kunder theParentstab on the district’s website. Parents should direct any Pre-K inquiries to the Pre-K Office, 775-283-2350. 

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