Forecasters say NV’s COVID-19 surge could be in mid-May

Nevada’s COVID-19 surge could be coming later than other places. Health officer Kevin Dick says some models should Nevada peaking May 12th. That same model shows Washoe county peaking May 23rd. Nationally, forecasters say these next two weeks will be the toughest yet. Washoe County is up to at least 281 cases of coronavirus and 4 deaths. 21 people are hospitalized. So far, 30 persons have recovered.

Typical holiday celebrations not an option with COVID-19

With the holidays coming up, the governor of Nevada is asking you to think about how you’ll celebrate differently this year. Governor Steve Sisolak says now’s not the time to stop social distancing-meaning Easter Dinner with anyone besides those who live in your home is out. They recommend you consider a virtual dinner or faith service. Sisolak warned that if people don’t listen, restrictions will get tougher.

Cases of COVID-19 in Quad-County region rise to 22

The Quad-County region now has 22 positive COVID-19 cases. A new case involves a man from Lyon County in his 40s. He’s in stable condition. The four-county region has seen eight recoveries from the contagious respiratory illness.

New, gently used laptops needed so Washoe Co. students can attend virtual school

Nearly 16,000 students in Washoe County don’t have the tools they need for virtual learning. That’s why new or gently used laptops are being accepted at 555 Vista Boulevard in Sparks Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. It’s part of a joint effort involving the Education Alliance of Washoe County, ITS Logistics, and Reno Cigar Lions Club.

New COVID-19 relief fund aims to help Nevada health care workers

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Washoe County, and the cities of Reno and Sparks are coming together to create a COVID-19 relief fund for health care professionals. The fund aims to help with food, child care, hotel rooms, and counseling.

Smoking banned at Incline Village beaches, parks

Smoking is now banned at all beaches, parks, and recreational facilities in Incline Village. Trustees voted unanimously to forbid tobacco of any kind on all district owned and operated properties. No smoking signs will eventually be posted.

Man shot in Reno dies from injuries, landlord claims self-defense

A man who was shot in Reno Monday has died from his injuries. Police say a landlord shot the man in self-defense on the 2600 block of Yori Avenue after he’d battered and strangled a female resident of the apartment complex.

Reno-Sparks Convention Center to be Used as Alternative Care Site

Washoe County officials announced Monday that the Reno-Sparks Convention Center would soon be used as an alternative care site for coronavirus patients.
The 600,000 sqft space can be transitioned quickly and used for a variety of events, this is why Washoe County said it was an ideal location for a potentially coming COVID-19 surge.

More Ventilators on the Way to Nevada

As Nevada’s coronavirus cases have grown, the number of the state’s ventilators in use has climbed slightly, with just under half of the machines in use, according to Gov. Steve Sisolak , Sisolak said with patients using 44% of the state’s 838 ventilators, Nevada is seeking 450 more from the U.S. government to prepare for what’s expected to be a growing number of cases and hospitalized patients in the coming days and weeks. The governor made his comments less than an hour after the White House announced Nevada would receive 100 ventilators on loan from California.

Cases of COVID-19 grow in Quad-County region

Over the weekend, the Quad-County region picked up more COVID-19 cases. A woman from Carson City in her 70s and a woman from Lyon County in her 30s have both tested positive for coronavirus. They’re both self-isolating at home. The four-county region now has 20 cases: 10 in Carson City, seven Douglas County and three in Lyon County. They have not reported any deaths. Two persons have recovered.