10:05am Semi truck on fire in the northbound lane of South Carson Street, just north of the intersection with I-580. Firefighters enroute.
10:13am Turns out to be hot brakes on the semi. Sheriff’s Deputies say they’re letting the brakes cool before they authorize the truck to resume its travel.
9:20pm A vehicle has crashed in to a power pole at iStorage on Highway 50E. Driver not injured. Emergency responders are arriving on scene to evaluate the situation. Gas company enroute. Those on scene say there doesn’t appear to be any damage to the natural gas line nearby…but they’re likely checking it out anyway.
Getting the vaccination
Because many American government workers are still reluctant to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 Virus, many government agencies are launching programs to make their employees get vaccinated or be subject to weekly medical testing in order to keep their jobs.
The program is catching on left-and-right across the country which prompted Governor Steve Sisolak to announce that Nevada State government workers will be joining the ranks of the recently vaccinated. But those who still refuse to be vaccinated will be required to be tested weekly. But if it entails an intrusive test, the ordeal may provide sufficient incentive for hold-outs to go ahead and surrender to the vaccination. With the emergence of the highly aggressive “Delta Variant” virus we may see a dramatic upsurge in vaccinations state-wide. The program starts in August.
1:44pm Motorcyclist crashed at Stewart and Little Lane. Fortunately the rider is up and walking around. There may be another motorcyclist that may have been involved in the crash. Sheriff’s deputies are tracking down the other motorcyclist suspected of possibly being involved with the crash.
Corona Virus – Still with us… get vaccinated!!
Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a directive that indoor Covid-19 masks will be required indoors effective July 30.
The directive applies to 12 of Nevada’s 17 counties – excluding rural counties like Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Pershing and Storey counties. No explanation given.
The Governor said the order comes after the Centers for Disease Control pointed out that to too many citizens have simply refused getting their shots and then passing on the virus to untold numbers of citizens.
He said the 12 counties including Carson and Douglas as well as Washoe County are at risk for infecting more people if they refuse to get their shot(s).
The new CDC guidelines also recommend universal masking for all teachers, students and visitors to K-12 schools no matter if they’ve gotten their shot(s) or not.
While businesses have a three day grace period under Governor Sisolak’s orders, he urged them to adopt the mask rules as soon as possible. The Delta version of the virus is far, far, far more deadly than any former virus.
Carson City School District to Host Back-to-School Immunization Days
Carson City, Nev. (July 27, 2021) —Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is working with the Carson City School District to offer children all school-required vaccinations Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16 (first day of school) 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at their clinic at 900 E. Long Street in Carson City, 775-887-2195.
Additionally, Nevada Health Centers is hosting outdoor walk-up immunization clinics every Wednesday, starting July 28 through Aug. 18, to help school-aged children receive immunizations required for school enrollment. Immunizations will be offered between the hours of 8:00 and 11:30 a.m. at the Carson City School-based Health Center located at 618 West Musser Street, behind Gleason School. Vaccinations are administered on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, call 800-787-2568.
CCHHS’ Vaccines for Children Program provides vaccines for children 18 years of age and younger who are uninsured, have Medicaid, are underinsured or Alaska Native or American Indian. A vaccine administration fee of $20—$40 is charged based on the number of vaccinations given. CCHHS bills most private insurances and Medicaid. A list of the insurances that they take can be found on their website.
Children enrolling in a Nevada-based public school must have certain immunizations on record in order to attend school. Nevada law requires immunizations for childcare, school and university entry unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition. The requirements are for beginning kindergartners, students entering the seventh grade and university students and any student new to a Nevada school district. For a list of immunization requirements, visit Immunize Nevada’s School Vaccinations page.