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It’s that perilous time of the year – Spring Cleaning!!

Nevada Health officials are advising Nevada residents to use extra care around areas where rats and mice may have been living over the winter.  Some of those rodents are infected with the hantavirus which makes people sick and some die.  But the numbers are usually low.

One local case has been reported in Douglas County.  An elderly gentlemen doing some spring cleaning around his property came down with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome – a disease that brings with it a severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infection.

State health officials say that the Hantavirus is rare – only 14 cases reported in areas of Nevada outside of Clark County since 2005. It can be spread to humans by some mice and rat species that shed the virus in their urine, droppings, and saliva.  People are often exposed to the virus when they come in contact with nesting materials or by stirring up dust and then breathing it in while doing spring cleaning.

State health official say that precautions should include using extra care while cleaning by opening windows, avoiding vacuuming or sweeping dusty areas and wearing gloves and an N95 facemask while cleaning areas where rodent activity is obvious.

Covid-19 Report – June 8th

Corona Virus – Still very much with us… get vaccinated!!

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases and 17 Recoveries

(Carson City, NV)- Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 12 new cases and 17 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 12,920, with 12,478 recoveries and 228 deaths; 214 cases remain active.


Total Cases  Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 6,570 67 6,379 124 56,546
Douglas County 2,973 78 2,859 36 49,695
Lyon County 3,265 62 3,138 65 57,987
Storey County 112 7 102 3 4,465
Quad-County 12,920 214 12,478 228 168,693

*Population information taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Appointments are still available; a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Visit to schedule an appointment.

Date Time Location Vaccine
6/9/2021 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fernley High School

1300 US-95 Alt, Fernley


Ages 12 and older

6/15/2021 2:30 to 3 p.m. Fuji Park

701 Old Clear Creek Rd, Carson City


Ages 18 and older

6/15/2021 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fuji Park

701 Old Clear Creek Rd, Carson City


Ages 12 and older

6/17/2021 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Douglas County Fairgrounds

Pinenut Rd, Gardnerville


Ages 18 and older

6/17/2021 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Douglas County Fairgrounds

Pinenut Rd, Gardnerville


Ages 12 and older

For COVID-19 questions, vaccine appointment confirmations, or to arrange for testing, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.


First Case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Confirmed in Douglas County

First Case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Confirmed in Douglas County

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting the first case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Douglas County. The individual is a Douglas County resident who was exposed to the virus while spring cleaning. Due to medical privacy, no additional information about the case will be released.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by an infection with hantaviruses. HPS is a rare disease with only 14 cases being reported in Nevada, outside of Clark County, since 2005.

Hantaviruses are spread by certain species of rats and mice that shed the virus in their urine, dropping, and saliva. The virus can be transmitted to people when contaminated nesting materials or dust are stirred up and breathed in by humans. The virus is not spread from person to person. HPS is frequently associated with spring cleaning.

CCHHS reminds everyone to protect themselves from hantavirus exposure by taking the following safety precautions:

  • Seal openings that may allow rats and mice to enter homes and workplaces.
  • Remove brush, woodpiles, trash, and other items that may attract rats and mice.
  • Tightly close garbage cans, pet food containers and other food sources.
  • Before cleaning up nests or droppings found inside, open windows and doors to ventilate the area for at least 30 minutes.
  • If any dust will be stirred up, goggles and a HEPA or N-95 mask are recommended.
  • Wear protective gloves to handle dead mice and rats or to clean up nesting areas, urine, or droppings.
  • Do not stir up dust by sweeping or vacuuming. Dampen areas before cleanup with either a 1-to-10 bleach-water mixture or another effective disinfectant, to eliminate dust and begin inactivating the virus. After 30 minutes, apply the viricide again and immediately begin the cleaning process.
  • Use the same viricide and apply to dead rodents, nests, urine, and droppings before cleaning, with the same 30-minute interval and reapplication process.

Early symptoms of hantavirus infection include fatigue, fever and muscle aches. These symptoms may be accompanied by headaches, dizziness, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Later symptoms include coughing and shortness of breath. If hantavirus is suspected, people should contact their health care provider immediately and inform the practitioner of exposure to rodents, their waste, or their nesting material.

For more information on Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome visit

Carson City Symphony to play Fourth of July Concert in Genoa

Carson City Symphony to Play July 4th Concert in Genoa
The Carson City Symphony will perform on July 4 as part of the Genoa Americana Celebration in Mormon Station State Park.  Festivities begin with a children’s and pet parade at 10:00 a.m., present Americana bands from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and end with the Symphony at 4:30 p.m. Genoa Volunteer Fire Department will sell chicken dinners. Admission is free. 
The Carson City Symphony, lead by David Bugli, will be joined on the program by singer Jakki Ford, the Carson Chamber Singers directed by Ricky Hutton, and the Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir  directed by Michelle Powers  The program includes show tunes, marches, and pops music, and more. It will end about 6:00 p.m., leaving time for audience to watch fireworks in Carson City and other communities.
Seating is on the lawn.  The audience is invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs.  The Genoa American Celebration is presented by the Friends of Genoa .  For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or check the web site:

Bicycle crash on Golf Club Drive off Spooner

2:08pm  Lady bicyclist has crashed on Golf Club Drive off Spooner.  Her helmet is cracked.  She’s bleeding from the head.  Medics enroute.  Careflight is being summoned to the scene.   ETA 2:31pm.

2:13pm  Careflight will likely pick up the patient at the bottom of Spooner and 395.

2:20pm  Rescuers are trying to determine exactly where they want Careflight to land.

2:22pm  Rescuers have determined Careflight will land at the intersection of Lake Tahoe Golf Course Drive and Sierra Highlands Drive.

Accused stabber, and accomplice at Mills Park Carnival are arrested

Zachary Foore booked on serious charges

Update: At approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 24-year-old Zachary Foore and 22-year-old Kenneth Frank were taken into custody without incident. Zachary Foore is charged with three counts battery with a deadly weapon and Kenneth Frank is charged with accessory to battery with a deadly weapon. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office appreciates the assistance of Nevada Division of Investigations and the Washoe Tribal Police, along with the community’s vigilance.

A fight Thursday night erupted in a knife brawl at Mills Park during which Zachary Foore (above left) allegedly stabbed three persons – all of which were transported to the hospital.  The victims reportedly will all survive. 

Stabbing at Mills Park update..

Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking Zachary Foore as the person responsible for stabbing three people at Mills Park friday night.

On Friday, June 4 at about 9:49 PM the Carson City Sheriff’s Office responded to Mill’s Park to investigate a report that multiple people were involved in a fight near a carnival event. Witnesses also reported multiple people had been stabbed. Carson City Sheriff’s Office personnel arrived on scene and located three males who were suffering from multiple stab wounds. All three victims were transported to the Renown Medical Center, one by Care Flight, the other two were transported via ambulance. Witnesses reported seeing two males fleeing the scene of the stabbing. All three victims are currently in stable condition.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Nevada Division of Investigations and the Washoe Tribal Police have identified the person suspected of stabbing three people at Mill’s Park as 24-year-old Zachary Foore. Foore may be with his friend Kenneth Frank (22 years-old) who is a person of interest to this investigation and is also being sought by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.