Archives for April 2020

Washoe County death toll from COVID-19 rises to 30

Washoe County’s death toll from COVID-19 rises to 30, up one person from the day prior. The latest death involves a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions. The county has nearly 850 cases of coronavirus currently is approaching 500 total active cases. More than 320 persons have recovered.

Reno Vice Mayor tested for COVID-19

Reno Vice Mayor Devon Reese is being tested for COVID-19. He started feeling sick Wednesday. New 4 reports he had been out delivery food to elderly people in North Valleys over the weekend-but says he wasn’t the one handling the food.

Cases of COVID-19 in Quad-County remain stagnant

The Quad-County region didn’t pick up any additional cases of COVID-19. Cases stand at 90 with 41 recoveries. The area has seen just one death from the contagious respiratory illness.

Hiker finds body in Douglas County

A body is found by a hiker in Douglas County. The discovery was made Tuesday night in the hills near American Way and SR 208. Deputies are still working to identify the person and the cause of death. Deputies say there’s no ongoing threat to the community.

Firefighters urge Nevadans to steer clear of Truckee River

Avoid the Truckee River during the shutdown. Reno firefighters say conditions along the river are particularly dangerous right now due to spring runoff. They say only experienced boaters or fishermen should be on the river right now.

Revenue for casinos is bleak amid shutdown

Nevada’s casinos saw a 40 percent drop in gambling revenue in March. That number is expected to dip even lower after casinos were closed the entire month of April. The stay-at home orders and businesses closures have ended a three-month streak of $1 billion winnings.

Man charged in Sparks arson

A man faces arson charges. Police handcuffed 55-year-old Martin Jimenez. They say he started a brush fire at Veterans Parkway and Greg Street Wednesday in Sparks.

School construction continues amid shutdown

School construction continues during the shutdown. The new Herz middle school in South Reno has made significant progress. The new Bohach Elementary School in Spanish Springs is also still on track to open in August.

How Votes Will be Cast to be Decided this Week

Nevada’s statewide primary is scheduled in June. But what that looks like in a pandemic and how voters cast ballots may be decided in the courts. A U.S. judge in Reno said Wednesday she expects to decide by the end of week whether to block current plans to conduct the June 9 primary predominantly by mail.

Doctors & Dentists to Resume Procedures

Nevada doctors and dentists may soon resume medical and dental procedures that are considered necessary but were delayed because of the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that the Nevada Hospital Association will phase-in procedures while trying to minimize the risk of transmitting the coronavirus to patients and healthcare workers.