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Carson City “BOO-Nanza” launches safe drive through trick-or treating on Halloween Oct. 29


Happy Halloween!!

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is offering its 4th annual Carson City BOOnanza – but with a little different approach.

To comply with  the social distancing and facemask guidelines, the annual trick-or-treating event this year will be a drive-through.  Cars full of trick-or-treaters will be directed through a one-way loop around the upper ballfields at the John D. Winters Centennial Sports Complex. The event will be held Thursday, October 29th from 4 to 7pm.  The site is just north of the Eagle Valley Golf Course.

Many local businesses and organizations will decorate booths spaced 30 feet apart to pass out candy and other goodies. Families are encouraged to decorate their vehicles in a safe manner to add to the festivities.

We would like to thank our sponsors Southwest Gas and Carson City Toyota for their continued support of the Halloween event. With so many events being canceled this year due to the Corona Virus, we really wanted to find a fun and safe way to keep this event going this year.  State regulations regarding COVID-19 will be followed.

Additional vendors are still invited to participate! If your local business or organization would like to add their support for this safe alternative trick-or-treating fun-time, and are willing to pass out candy to cars as they drive by, please contact Dan Earp at djearp@carson.org or (775) 283-7422.

Corona Virus update…

Coronavirus Update nameplate

September 26, 2020

#MyORHealth horizontal rule

Oregon reports 277 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 546, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 32,581.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (1), Clackamas (24), Columbia (3), Coos (4), Crook (1), Deschutes (16), Douglas (4), Hood River (3), Jackson (16), Jefferson (5), Josephine (1), Lane (44), Lincoln (3), Linn (12), Malheur (8), Marion (31), Multnomah (33), Polk (7), Umatilla (14), Union (3), Wallowa (2), Wasco (7), Washington (31), and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 543rd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Sept. 23, at Portland Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 544th COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 25. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 545th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Sept. 24, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 546th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Aug.16 and died on Sept. 24, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Covid-19 update in the Quad Counties

Covid-19 Virus
Still at it…

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: Six New Cases and Seventeen Recoveries 

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting eight new cases and twelve additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,278, with 1,163 recoveries and sixteen deaths, 99 cases remain active.

The new cases are:

  • A female Lyon County resident in her 50’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 60’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 50’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 20’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 20’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 60’s with no connection to a previously reported case.

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.

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths
Carson City 536 30 498 8
Douglas County 298 25 272 1
Lyon County 434 43 384 7
Storey County 10 1 9 0
TOTAL 1,278 99 1,163 16

 

Gender and age break down of the cases by county as well as the cases by zip code is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).

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) 283-4789.

The end is a little nearer as an energy giant dumps coal for power….

General Electric, will no longer build coal fired plants, admitting that coal is degrading Earth’s atmosphere.

The company announced this week that GE will stop building coal plants so it can focus on renewable energy and other types of power generation. It’s a drastic reversal for a company that was making big bets on coal’s future just five years ago.  Read the story by Clicking Here!

Tell Scams to SCRAM!!

Common Scams & Frauds

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office regularly receives complaints of scams and fraudulent activity. This public nuisance and criminal empire provides a unique challenge Some common scams include phony calls from scammers who claim to be Carson City Sheriff’s Office employees, requesting gift cards for payments, and posting fake rentals in order to receive cash deposits. Additional scams include lottery winnings in which the winner is asked to provide funds, threats of IRS or Social Security action, and computer repair offers in order to access private information. Remembering and sharing these tips can help protect you and your loved ones from identity theft and financial loss:

Don’t give out private information over the phone
Public servants & officials will never ask for your social security number over the phone
Public servants & officials will never ask for money over the phone
Gift cards are not a legitimate form of payment or compensation
Validate rental arrangements, preferably in person, before sending rent money
Validate companies through the Better Business Bureau before use
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is readily available to answer questions and assist the public in any way we can. There are also several resource sites available for identity theft and fraud information, as well as federal reporting for scam/fraud incidents online. WWW.IC3.GOV and WWW.FBI.GOV are excellent sites for reporting internet crimes and phone scams, and they have additional helpful tips for protecting sensitive information. The Better Business Bureau can also be easily utilized from their site at WWW.BBB.ORG.

Detective Darin Riggin
Carson City Sheriff’s Office
(775) 887-2677 Dispatch
Lieutenant Daniel Gonzales
Investigations (775) 283-7850

Lady tri-motorcyclist lucky to be okay at William and Saliman

Woman loses control of her motorcycle, hits car and a light pole…

2pm – A woman riding a brand new three wheel motorcycle got more of a wild ride with her new rig than she bargained for.   The woman was headed west-bound on Highway 50 coming up on Saliman when, for some reason, she changed lanes right into a sedan on her right.  She lost control and at the intersection of Saliman and 50 went into a traffic lightpole where she said her head hit the pole and she lost consciousness.

Carson City Fire-Rescue personnel initially called for Careflight due to her being unconscious for a time.  But she shook it off and declined transport even to a local hospital to be checked out.   Deputies say she was not wearing a helmet.

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Virus
Still at it…

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: Eleven New Cases and Eight Recoveries 

(Carson City, NV)- Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting eleven new cases and eight additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,254, with 1,120 recoveries and sixteen deaths, 118 cases remain active.

The new cases are:

  • A male Carson City resident in his 60’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A female Douglas County resident in her 50’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A female Douglas County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 40’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A male Carson City resident in his 20’s with a connection to a previously reported case.
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 40’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A female Carson City resident in her 30’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 40’s with a connection to a previously reported case.
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 20’s with a connection to a previously reported case.
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 20’s with a connection to a previously reported case.
  • An adult female Lyon County resident in her teens with a connection to a previously reported case.

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.

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths
Carson City 529 39 482 8
Douglas County 296 29 266 1
Lyon County 420 50 363 7
Storey County 9 0 9 0
TOTAL 1,254 118 1,120 16

 

Gender and age break down of the cases by county as well as the cases by zip code is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/). 

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Quad-County Residents

There are two drive-thru COVID-19 testing events for Quad-County residents this week. Testing is free of charge; first come, first served, no appointments or reservations. These events are testing only, flu vaccine will not be available.

  • September 24th, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • East Fork Fire Station 12 (3620 N Sunridge Dr, Carson City)
  • September 25th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Lockwood Senior Center (800 Peri Ranch Rd, Lockwood)

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) 283-4789.

A report from Carson City Schools of Covid-19 threat to our schools…

From Carson City School District

The Carson City School District is monitoring the health of our students and staff and sharing public health information provided by the Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS). Our families and employees are notified by CCHHS whenever there is a positive COVID-19 case in their building. At that point, the Carson City Health Department begins contact tracing to determine exposure and then makes all determinations on which students and staff will be excluded from a building. Contact tracing is conducted by a contracted firm, Deloitte. Members of the public are urged to respond to telephone calls from Deloitte.

The school district works closely with CCHHS to provide information such as contact info, seating charts, class schedules, bus routes and any other information required to assist them in contact tracing. Please note, below active cases are listed. These are not outbreaks. Outbreaks are defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff with onsets within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically linked, do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting during standard care investigation or contact tracing.

Carson City School District Covid-19 Weekly Snapshot

Schools/Department

Active COVID-19 Cases

Recoveries

Bordewich Bray Elementary

1

0

Empire Elementary

0

0

Fremont Elementary

1

0

Edith W. Fritch Elementary

0

0

Mark Twain Elementary

0

0

Al Seeliger Elementary

0

0

Student Support Services

0

0

Carson Middle School

0

0

Eagle Valley Middle School

1

0

Carson High School

0

0

Pioneer High School

0

0

Transportation

4

1

District Operations

0

0

TOTAL

7

1

 

PLEASE NOTE, a positive case reported by the Carson City School District does not mean that individuals contracted COVID-19 at a district school or any other district facility.

Parent Representative Volunteers Needed for “Family Life Committee”

Parent Representative Volunteers Needed for “Family Life Committee”

Carson City, Nev. (Sept. 22, — The Carson City School District is seeking two more applications from parents to serve as members on the district’s Family Life Committee.

The primary purpose of the Family Life Program is to provide a well-defined course of instruction, which is endorsed by the Board of Trustees as the district’s sex education program. The program includes factual instruction concerning acquired immune deficiency syndrome and instruction on the human reproductive system, related communicable diseases and sexual responsibility. Appointment as a member of the committee shall be for an initial term of three years.

The committee is comprised of five (5) parent volunteers of children who attend schools in the district and five (5) representatives, one from each of the following.  

  • Medicine or nursing 
  • Counseling 
  • Religion 
  • Teaching  
  • Students who attend schools in the district

Meetings are held monthly throughout the school year with potential special meetings. Individuals interested in applying for the positions should submit the following information no later than Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, by 5 p.m. Only those who submit a letter of interest and resume will be reviewed.  

Interested parties may submit the required documents to the Educational Services Department at 1402 West King Street, Carson City, Nev. 89703 or through email, pcamara@carson.k12.nv.us. For more information, please contact Paige Camara at 775-283-2009.