2:35pm Three vehicle crash next to Bodine’s Restaurant on South Carson Street. Watch for emergency vehicles.
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department is back open for business…but only partly. Hiking trails in the area along with tennis and pickleball are up and running. So are some other activities. For what’s open and what’s not, check here.
It appears that the Corona Virus snuck inside the Eagle Valley Children’s Home in Carson City. Three employees tested positive for the virus and won’t be allowed back to work until they’re clear of the virus. Routine testing snagged the virus and it appears the Children’s Home got lucky. No other staff and none of the clients who live there have shown any signs of the disease. The three employees who tested positive are awaiting clearance to come back to work, provided they show no signs of the virus in their blood streams.
The Children’s Home has launched “distance visiting” via remote video so families who might test positive won’t infect any children or staff inside the facility. The Corona Virus can survive in the human blood stream and never show any symptoms. It takes a blood test to find out if they’re in there. It’s a very sneaky bug. Health and Human Services facilities around the state are routinely testing workers to ensure they didn’t accidentally come to work not knowing they were exposed to the virus in the community. Their main indicator is whether their temperature has hit 100.4 rather than the standard range of 97.7 to 99.5 degrees.
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: One New Case and Four Recoveries
Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting one new positive case and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 103, with 57 recoveries and one death, 45 cases remain active.
The new cases are:
- A female Lyon County resident in her 30’s
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 case will be released.
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Gender and age break down of the cases by county is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).
Community-Based Testing Without Symptoms Begins This Week
All appointments for the community-based COVID-19 testing for those without symptoms have been booked. Thank you to everyone who called and scheduled an appointment. Testing will begin this week. The registration line will remain open to answer questions and provide assistance for those who have scheduled appointments. The phone number is (775) 434-1450.
For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.
Data finalized this week by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 42,541 for the week ending April 25, which is a 7.7 percent increase compared to the prior week. This is the fifth highest total in state history.
Thus far in 2020 there have been 412,211 initial claims filed. Continued claims which represent the current number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for unemployment insurance benefits, rose to 274,850 – an 18.7 percent increase from the prior week. This places Nevada’s insured unemployment rate at 19.9 percent, the highest rate in State history.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 017 to temporarily provide economic relief to Nevadans by freezing some garnishment actions and executions of judgment against bank accounts, including Nevadans receiving CARES Act money. Please note this does not apply to judgments for child support, spousal support like alimony, or restitution to victims of crime.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak unveiled his Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Plan. the State’s expects to reopen the economy, put Nevadans back to work and transition into the new normal while continuing to employ safeguards against the COVID-19 virus.
The plan lays out the specific criteria that will be used to begin the “step-by-step” phased-in approach, like maintaining hospital capacity and increasing testing.
The general phases of the plan were also outlined, with Phase 1 anticipated to begin on or around May 15th, depending on Nevada’s ability to hit the criteria and the recommendations of both the Local Empowerment Advisory Panel (LEAD) and the Medical Advisory Team (MAT). CLICK HERE to see the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery PLAN in its entirety.
A lady driver headed home Saturday night for the evening was exiting northbound I-580 at Fairview when things went terribly wrong. That exit tends to be rather curvy so exit speeds need to be a lot slower than you’d expect. Unfortunately the lady lost control of her SUV on the second curve of the ramp. She rolled her vehicle – coming to rest on it’s right side facing the opposite direction. She was extricated from her vehicle with help from first responders. She didn’t seem to be injured.
Just about a month ago a man and woman were injured when their sports car failed to negotiate the first exit curve – close to the freeway. The car flipped. Both were injured. One of them was Care Flighted to the trauma center at Renown in Reno.
Again, the northbound I-580 exit at Fairview is a little tricky. It’s common for drivers to hit those exit curves a little too fast. The instant you take the exit ramp slow it way down, so you don’t wind up “upside down.”