11:15pm A dryer fire has begun filling a house with smoke at 5 Bodie Drive. Occupants of the house exited to the street while a family member entered the garage and managed to put out the fire that was burning inside a clothes dryer. No injuries. Good save but considerable smoke and heat damage in the garage area.
Victorian Lady reading a book…on the Moon.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is warning the public of a new text message phishing scam targeting Nevadans.
Scammers posing as the Nevada DMV are sending out text messages asking recipients to update their MyDMV profile. A link in the text leads to a web page that resembles the real MyDMV portal.
“We’ve seen scams like this before,” said Nevada DMV Director Julie Butler. “But this one specifically targets the MyDMV portal and its customers.”
Anyone receiving this or a similar message is asked not to respond or provide any personal data. The message should be deleted immediately.
The Nevada DMV never sends unsolicited text messages or emails, and the agency will not ask customers to update their MyDMV accounts. Maintaining an account is solely the customer’s responsibility. Accounts that are inactive for 18 months are automatically deactivated.
Most updates to personal information, such as name changes, must be completed in person at a DMV office.
To spot a text or email scam, officials say to look for the telltale signs of phishing: Poor spelling or grammar, forceful language or use of threats, sense of urgency, or the link provided does not match that of the legitimate agency web site.
“If the message doesn’t seem right, chances are it’s not,” Butler added.
4:10pm Report of a T-Bone type accident on South Carson at Topsy Lane. No word on injuries. Happened just across the Carson City/Douglas County line.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is Joining Forces with other Nevada Law Enforcement agencies to raise awareness of seat belt use from November 22nd through November 29th, for motorists and passengers not wearing their seat belts.
Seat Belt use saves lives, fact.
- Buckling up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, not buckling up can result in being totally ejected from the vehicle in a crash, which is almost always deadly.
- Air bags are not enough to protect you; in fact, the force of an air bag can seriously injure or even kill you if you’re not buckled up.
- Improperly wearing a seat belt, such as putting the strap below your arm, puts you and your children at risk in a crash, remember, children must be securely buckled up and properly secured in child safety seats.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of speeding. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.
Victorian Lady reading a book…on the Moon.
Covid-19 Virus…still on the rampage…
Carson City Health and Human Services on Thursday reported six deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad County area from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17. Three deaths were in Carson City, two in Lyon County and one in Douglas County. CCHHS also reported 287 new cases, and 242 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region for the week. This brings the total number of cases to 21,110, with 16,015 recoveries and 367 deaths; 4,728 cases remain active.
*Population information taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.
* Carson City had 3 deaths, 114 new cases, and 91 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Carson City is 10 new cases per day with a 5.4% test positivity rate.
* Douglas County had 1 death, 64 new cases, and 64 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Douglas County is 9 new cases per day with a 15.3% test positivity rate.
* Lyon County had 2 deaths, 105 new cases, and 84 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Lyon County is 11 new cases per day with a 12.2% test positivity rate.
* Storey County had 4 new cases and 3 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Storey County is 0 new cases per day with a 21.3% test positivity rate.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
* As of November 17, 2021, approximately 202,996 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by Quad-County providers. CCHHS has administered 73,056 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Approximately 86,055 Quad-County residents have completed vaccination (received both doses of a 2-dose series vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna or received the single dose Janssen vaccine) and 94,753 have initiated it (received the first dose of a 2-dose series such as Pfizer or Moderna. This number also includes those who completed the series). Data is not CCHHS’ and is taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard which can be found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.
* In Carson City, 33,047 residents have been completely vaccinated and 36,256 have initiated vaccinations. Approximately 65.5% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.
* In Douglas County, 25,159 residents have been completely vaccinated and 27,662 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 57.1% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.
* In Lyon County, 27,063 residents have been completely vaccinated and 29,961 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 53.2% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.
* In Storey County, 786 residents have been completely vaccinated and 874 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 20.3% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.
Quad-County Breakthrough Cases
Vaccine breakthrough cases are individuals who testing positive for COVID-19 more than 14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Since February 1, 2021, out of the total population in the Quad-County region who are fully vaccinated, approximately 1,552 people out of 100k are cases and approximately 10,557 unvaccinated people out of 100k are cases.
Upcoming CCHHS Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
All vaccines are available on a walk-in basis at every event for first, second, and third doses for those who are immunocompromised. Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen booster doses are available for those who are eligible. Pediatric Pfizer available for those ages 5 to 11 years. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or proof of first dose is required for second dose, third dose, or booster dose. To find more COVID-19 vaccination events visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.
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||Douglas County Senior Center
1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville
||3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
||Storey County Senior Center
100 Mill St, Virginia City
||3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
||Dayton High School
335 Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton
||3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
||Carson City Community Center
851 E William St, Carson CIty
Due to a drastic decrease in demand, CCHHS will be suspending COVID-19 testing. This includes community-based testing and testing onsite at CCHHS in Carson City. COVID-19 testing resources are available throughout the community! Visit https://my.castlighthealth.com/corona-virus-testing-sites/ to find a test near you.
For COVID-19 questions, testing resources, or vaccine assistance, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The hotline is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.