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Corona Virus still very much with us…

Corona Virus still very much with us…

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: One New Case and Four Recoveries 

(Carson City, NV)- 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 110, with 69 recoveries and one death, 40 cases remain active.

The new case is:  A female Lyon County resident in her 20’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.

 

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths Hospitalized
Carson City 51 20 30 1 3
Douglas County 22 3 19 0
Lyon County 37 18 19 0
Storey County 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 110 40 69 1

 

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 for Those Without Symptoms  

Our community-based testing for those without symptoms continued today with almost 400 individuals being tested in Lyon County. On Tuesday, 417 individuals were tested at the Carson City sites. As of today, we have received 200 of the 417 results and they are negative for COVID-19.

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.

Stay informed. For updates and more information on COVID-19 visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/.

 

A big thank you to the teachers and staff of the Carson City School District

Teacher Appreciation Week in Carson City 

Carson City — If there ever were a silver lining amid a pandemic, many parents, forced into homeschooling their student(s) via Remote Learning, may have discovered a new found appreciation for teachers. For National Teacher Appreciation Week in Carson City, principals, office managers and administrators alike have also found novel ways to recognize and celebrate educators.

Where schools typically provide a close proximity for teachers to celebrate together, social distancing has proven to be a challenge to recognize the endless hours and emotional attention educators devote continuously for their students.

Administrative staff throughout the Carson City School District, particularly from Fritsch and Seeliger Elementary Schools, have gone to ‘great lengths’ to show appreciation for their teachers. Many have driven several miles and delivered appreciation care packages, signs and other bags and goodies to each individual teacher’s home. ‘Thank You’ signs and other banners were also staked out on lawns or waved as proclamations to recognize all their hard work.

Since the teacher population covers a large geographical area (many teachers live outside of Carson City in areas north, south, east and west including Reno, Sparks, Dayton, Minden, Gardnerville, South Lake Tahoe, etc.), administrative teams racked up the miles to recognize each.

Additionally, online video messages from students, newsletters and drive-thru donut and fruit events have all been planned or have been published for teachers.

In line with National Teacher Appreciation Week, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes provided encouraging words and appreciation in a districtwide statement to all teachers and staff.

“Dear Friends,

There is no doubt that the 2020 school year will be a memorable time of our lives. For most, the conditions and experiences of the last two months have changed our personal and professional lives dramatically. We have gone from our comfortable and familiar school and personal routines to a world of change, confusion and fear. All around us, the lifestyle to which we have become accustomed has evolved at every turn. These changes have been especially notable in our professional venues and methods. Today our students stay home to attend school. Our instructional practices require interaction with our students from a remote stage. Conditions demand that we modify our techniques in order to maintain our most fundamental objective of teaching, supporting and nurturing our students.

I initially believed that these extraordinary times would be a brief inconvenience and life as we once knew it would return quickly. Now I find myself asking, “is this the new normal?” While many unanswered questions remain, important constants regarding the indomitable quality of the human spirit remain and give me hope. I recognize these importance qualities in each of you, our educators. Your creativity, your tenacity, your patience and your care for others are qualities that exist in great abundance in our teachers, nurses, support staff and administrators. How grateful I am to have you as colleagues. Thank you for your service, for your care and for your encouragement to the students and families of our community.

As we look to the future, I have great confidence we will not only prevail against the virus threat, but we will also thrive. The qualities that have carried us through difficult times in the past will continue to bless our lives as we face the present. I encourage you to continue to provide messages of encouragement and hope to our students and families. Our work is the most important of any other being done today. Thank you for being a positive influence in the lives of your students. With your skill and determination, what could be more appealing than creating a better world and a happier future.

Thanks for all you do. You are truly appreciated!”

Richard Stokes, Superintendent
Carson City School District

Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

The 23rd Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

For 22 years, the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial hosted a ceremony to bear witness to the unification of statewide law enforcement agencies and honor Nevada’s officers killed in the line of duty. Today marks the 23rd annual Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial, whereas the memorial did not host agencies statewide, rather with heavy consideration to the lives of Nevada’s Law Enforcement Officers, the safety of their families and communities, this memorial service was performed with limited attendance. Since 1861, 134 officers have either died or been killed in Nevada. This year, no names were presented on the memorial. Next year’s memorial will honor Nevada Highway Patrol Sergeant Ben Jenkins, an Elko native who gave his life to serve and protect Nevada communities.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office filmed the wreath laying to allow communities witness and honor the memorial during a global pandemic. All are encouraged to join the memorial spirit and shine a blue light on their front porch steps through the month of May. Additionally, shining blue lights outside businesses and residences during the month of May, will serve as a beacon of support for all peace officers and a tribute to those killed in the line of duty.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said “It is essential that even in these times of restricted movements and social gatherings that we continue to honor those law enforcement officers who have in our history given their lives for the protection of society. The acknowledgement of their losses, the devastation to their families, friends, and communities, should never be overlooked, even in these most trying times of the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Here is a link to the YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/dPSyotAP0xY

Carson City Supervisors “punt” on accepting grants for more firefighters…

Carson City Supervisors today decided to wait a year before applying for federal grants to expand the town’s firefighting force.  Although the department was given hefty credit for doing a good job of protecting the public from fires, gas leaks, traffic crashes and the like, the FEMA grants came with strings attached.  If they accepted the grants, the fire department would be bound to an agreement that once hired, the additional 6 to 9 firefighters could not be laid off due to unforeseen circumstances.

The supervisors acknowledged that the fire department needs four firefighters per engine which the FEMA grants would provide. But if the nation’s economy fails to regain “full health” quickly, it could force cuts to other departments city-wide – not the least of which is street rehabilitation.

In the end, the Supervisors, including former Fire Chief – now City Supervisor Stacey Giomi – agreed to postpone applying for the extra positions until the economy improves enough so the city could not only hire, but also retain the higher level of firefighting personnel.

A little blip of light at the end of the tunnel…maybe…

Corona Virus still very much with us…

Governor Sisolak told all Nevadans Thursday that if they want to frequent retail stores, barber shops, hair salons and maybe a brewpub or two they can start imbibing starting tomorrow.

Governor Sisolak said Nevadans, as a whole, did a great job of staying close to home to help push down the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.  And because of that, Nevada’s economic recovery might be a little ahead of the game.  Sisolak re-assured all Nevadans that “We are not done with this fight.  We still need a vaccine and it may take a while to happen.  We need to have sufficient patience to have fewer patients in our hospitals.”

Sisolak said the state is not expected to open additional businesses until May 30th and kept open the possibility that conditions could decay again due to a possible re-spiking of new surge of the virus.

Restaurants and retail outlets, given this weekend’s re-opening, cannot re-fill their normal spaces  –  only half of their available seating capacity will be allowed and there will be no salad or beverage bars.   Barber shops and salons without partitions between “stations” will require 6-foot separations between customers.   Same for marijuana outlets, along with car dealerships and drive-in movie outlets.  Also, employees working at the aforementioned retail outlets, MUST wear face masks – and again masks should be encouraged for customers as well.

Casinos, bars, nightclubs, gyms and large sports facilities will remain closed for the time being – closed during phase one of the state’s reopening plan.  But the governor pointed out that because Washoe County has seen an increase in hospitalizations it might force the state to maintain Washoe County’s lockdown status – that decision resting partially with the Washoe County Commission.

Nevada State Prison steps in to supply medical gowns, facemasks and more

When the White House fails to perform, Nevada’s Prison System steps in.

When the Great White Father fails to provide what medical personnel needs to treat Covid19 vicitims, it appears that we can always turn to our Nevada State Prison officials and inmates to step in and get’er done.  Here’s the story –

Silver State Industries Produces Gowns and Masks to Protect Nevadans During COVID-19 Pandemic

Silver State Industries, the industrial arm of the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), has launched a manufacturing program to produce medical gowns and masks to help protect Nevadans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“NDOC has the experience, equipment, and manpower needed to mass-produce personal protective equipment,” said Charles Daniels, Director of NDOC. “The global shortage is putting people at risk of contracting COVID-19, and our department is doing its part by helping meet this urgent demand for medical gowns and masks.”

NSP Inmates rushing supplies to local hospitals.
NSP photos

The production involves more than one hundred offenders at Lovelock Correctional Center (LCC) and Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) who work around the clock in assembly-line fashion to help meet the demand for this life-saving equipment.

Creating a medical gown requires fabric that is 65% cotton and 35% polyester, and 1⁄4‐inch elastic. This material is delivered to LCC and NNCC, where its fed into the assembly line.

Two offenders start the process by cutting a cotton sheet into a 3 x 6-foot rectangle. The fabric then passes through multiple stations where offenders attach the left and right sleeves, collar, left and right wristbands, left and right arms, and belt. With all of the pieces inplace, the gown is serged together with a two-up / two-down weave, and hemmed where the cloth edge is folded narrowly and sewn to prevent unravelling. Then the elastic parts are added. Next, offenders performing a quality control check, gently fold the gowns and package 100 into a box, and prepare the boxes for shipment.

The Nevada Department of Corrections is committed to building a safer community by striving to incorporate progressive best practices in all aspects of corrections. NDOC houses nearly 13,000 persons with felony convictions in 18 facilities statewide. For more information visit www.doc.nv.gov.

 

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center is open despite coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center realizes the important for our community to have access to information and resources during this concerning time for our community. Please note, the center is open during its regular business hours.

The Center asks that you call for information and resources, as our staff is available to offer immediate, up-to-date information. They’re also asking that individuals call and do not come into our office unless asked to do so by our qualified staff.

Services which are postponed until further notice include the following:

  • Parenting classes
  • Youth and parent workshops
  • Parent Café
  • Cribs for Kids

Thank you for your understanding!

They are always there to help. You can call them at (775) 884-2269.

Corona Virus still very much with us…

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: One New Case and Two Recoveries

(Carson City, NV)- Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting one new positive case and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 109, with 65 recoveries and one death, 43 cases remain active. The new case is: A female Lyon County resident in her 20’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.

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths Hospitalized
Carson City 51 20 30 1   3
Douglas County 22 3 19 0
Lyon County 36 20 16 0
Storey County 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 109 43 65 1

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/).

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.

Stay informed. For updates and more information on COVID-19 visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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