2nd COVID-19 Delta variant-related death confirmed; 4 COVID-19 vaccine events to be held this week

Vaccine sites include Lazy 5 Regional Park, BELIEVE Plaza, Great Basin Brewery & Food Truck Friday

July 6, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Washoe County COVID-19 Regional Information Center is reporting the second COVID-19 Delta variant-related death in Washoe County: a male in his 50s with an underlying health condition who had not received the COVID-19 vaccine. There have been 687 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County since March 2020.

Additionally, we’re reporting 14 additional COVID-19 Delta variant cases for a total of 65 in Washoe County. See more COVID-19 information on our dashboard. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to stay home from work or school to isolate and get a COVID-19 test with the Washoe County Health District (WCHD).

WCHD is partnering with several community event organizers and local businesses to provide the COVID-19 vaccine this week.

The Pfizer and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines will be offered. The vaccines are free and effectively protect against COVID-19 variants – If you do contract the virus, your symptoms are likely to be much less severe.

Those aged 12-17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine and must have a parent or legal guardian present to receive it.

No appointments are required. The vaccine sites are:

Lazy 5 Summer Music Series

Wednesdays, July 7-28, 4-8 p.m.

Lazy 5 Regional Park at 7100 Pyramid Highway Sparks, NV 89436 (next to the Spanish Springs Library)

Vaccine: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) & Pfizer

More information here

BELIEVE Plaza – Downtown Reno

Thursday, July 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

10 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501

Vaccine: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Great Basin Brewery

Thursday, July 8, 3:30-7 p.m.

846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV 89431

Vaccine: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) & Pfizer

Free pints of beer and root beer for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccine; other prizes available

Partnership between Reno Fire Department and WCHD

Food Truck Friday

Fridays July 9-30, 4-7 p.m.

2055 Idlewild Dr, Reno, NV 89509

Vaccine: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) & Pfizer

More info here.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses and vaccine sites will be set up exactly three weeks after to administer second doses. The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is also an option to receive the second dose. See appointments here.

For more information on COVID-19, go to our website www.COVID19Washoe.com. For updated COVID-19 stats, visit our Washoe County COVID-19 Dashboard.

The first drawing for Vax Nevada Days is set for July 8

More than $5 million in cash and prizes will be given to Nevada residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine before Aug. 15. The first drawing is Thursday, July 8, 2021. Learn more: https://vaxnevadadays.org/

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.