REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JUNE 3

COVID-19 recoveries surpass 1,000 in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

COVID-19 Testing Available:
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 21 additional recoveries from COVID-19 in Washoe County and the total number has surpassed 1,000. There are 12 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,618 (+12 from 6/2)
  • Deaths: 61 (+0)
  • Recoveries: 1,003 (+21)
  • Active cases: 554 (-9)
  • Currently hospitalized: 60 (+3)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 132 (+0)

Testing in Washoe County is approaching 1,000 per day

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of June 3: 29,677 (+733 since 6/2)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

“We’re averaging close to 1,000 tests per day in Washoe County,” District Health Officer Kevin Dick said. “We’ll be exceeding 30,000 people tested in Washoe County as of today.”

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of June 1, 2020:

  • 68 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1 since May 31)
  • 47 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+9%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+3%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Future Regional Information Updates

Media and the public should check for Regional Information Center daily updates on our COVID-19 Dashboard (found here) as well as our Twitter Page and the COVID19Washoe.com website. Press releases will be issued when there are further COVID-19 updates outside of the updates on case count, tests in Washoe County and hospital bed/ventilator info.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 

 

REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JUNE 2

21 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

COVID-19 Testing Available:
Click to Schedule a Risk Assessment

Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 21 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with seven recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,606 (+21 from 6/1)
  • Deaths: 61 (+0)
  • Recoveries: 982 (+7)
  • Active cases: 563 (+14)
  • Currently hospitalized: 57 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 132 (+0)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of June 1, 2020

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 28,944 (+1,161 since 5/31)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of June 1, 2020:

  • 68 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1 since May 31)
  • 47 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+9%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+3%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Schedule your COVID-19 test now; open to everyone in Washoe County

Any resident in Washoe County can get a free COVID-19 test at the Washoe County drive-through test site this week by registering here. The form is available in Spanish by clicking here (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19 ahora). You can also call 775-328-2427.

The process takes about 15 minutes and is completed safely while you remain in your vehicle. The process is painless, though it can be uncomfortable.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 

REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JUNE 1

Additional COVID-19-related death reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

COVID-19 Testing Available:
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death: A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions. There are now 61 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

In addition, there were eight new cases of COVID-19 and 77 recoveries. The large jump in recoveries is related to a review of recoveries from state-licensed facilities.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,585 (+8 from 5/31)
  • Deaths: 61 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 975 (+77)
  • Active cases: 549 (-70)
  • Currently hospitalized: 58 (+0)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 132 (+1)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 31, 2020

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 27,783 (+692 since 5/31)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of June 1, 2020:

  • 67 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-2% since May 30)
  • 38 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-5%)
  • 15 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Schedule your COVID-19 test now; open to everyone in Washoe County

Any resident in Washoe County can get a free COVID-19 test at the Washoe County drive-through test site this week by registering here. The form is available in Spanish by clicking here (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19 ahora). You can also call 775-328-2427.

The process takes about 15 minutes and is completed safely while you remain in your vehicle. The process is painless, though it can be uncomfortable.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 

REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – MAY 31

29 additional COVID-19 cases, 12 recoveries reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

COVID-19 Testing Available:
Click to Schedule a Risk Assessment

Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 29 additional COVID-19 cases and 12 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,577 (+29 from 5/30)
  • Deaths: 60 (+0)
  • Recoveries: 898 (+12)
  • Active cases: 619 (+17)
  • Currently hospitalized: 58 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 131 (+2)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 31, 2020

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 27,091 (+930 since 5/30)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of May 30, 2020:

  • 69 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-2 since May 29)
  • 43 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+9%)
  • 16 percent of all ventilators are in use (+4%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Schedule your COVID-19 test now; open to everyone in Washoe County

Any resident in Washoe County can get a COVID-19 test at the Washoe County drive-through test site next week by registering here. The form is available in Spanish by clicking here (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19 ahora). You can also call 775-328-2427.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 

REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – MAY 30

One additional COVID-19-related death reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

COVID-19 Testing Available:
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A female in her 90s with underlying health conditions.

There are 60 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

In addition, there were 30 additional recoveries and 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,548 (+17 from 5/29)
  • Deaths: 60 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 886 (+30)
  • Active cases: 602 (-14)
  • Currently hospitalized: 60 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 129 (+2)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 30, 2020

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 26,161 (+1,069 since 5/29)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of May 29, 2020:

  • 71 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1 since May 28)
  • 34 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-20%)
  • 12 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Schedule your COVID-19 test now; open to everyone in Washoe County

Any resident in Washoe County can get a COVID-19 test at the Washoe County drive-through test site next week by registering here. The form is available in Spanish by clicking here (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19 ahora).

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 

Washoe County Phase 2 Reopening

Modified Operations still in place  

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

Follow us on Twitter:
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Reno, Nev. May 29, 2020. As the Phase 2 reopening as directed by Governor Sisolak and the State of Nevada begins on May 29, and some county employees returning to offices on June 1, modified business operations for county services are still in effect.

Here are some things to expect if you have an appointment at the Washoe County Complex, or come in person to vote:

  • Customers will be requested to wash or sanitize hands upon entering facilities.
  • Building entrances will require temperature checks of anyone entering the buildings. Any person with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more will not be allowed in the building.
  • ​​​​​​​In the County Complex, Building A, from June 1-5, Registrar of Voters will be conducting early voting with Registration tables provided to the public near the doors for optimal safety.
  • COVID-19 prevention and safety signage have been placed throughout all Washoe County buildings and common areas for direction and as a gentle reminder to follow safe practices.
  • Facility cleaning (janitorial services) has evolved, providing deeper sanitation of those areas.
  • Public meetings will continue to be held virtually unless required to be in person by Governor’s directive.
  • Washoe County is continuing to take direction from State of Nevada Roadmap to Recovery in accordance with the directives from the Governor’s Office.

For more information regarding which county services are conducted virtually and which are by appointment only,  please click here.

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REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – MAY 29

Four additional COVID-19-related deaths reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

COVID-19 Testing Available:
Click to Schedule a Risk Assessment

Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting four additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. The deceased are:

  • A male in his 60s and it is under investigation if there were underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions

There are 59 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. The four COVID-19-related deaths is the most reported in one day in Washoe County.

In addition, there were 22 additional recoveries and 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,531 (+17 from 5/28)
  • Deaths: 59 (+4)
  • Recoveries: 856 (+22)
  • Active cases: 616 (-9)
  • Currently hospitalized: 59 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 127 (+3)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 29, 2020

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 25,092 (+1,160 since 5/28)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of May 28, 2020:

  • 70 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1 since May 27)
  • 54 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 13 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Schedule your COVID-19 test now; open to everyone in Washoe County

Any resident in Washoe County can get a COVID-19 test at the Washoe County drive-through test site next week by registering here. The form is available in Spanish by clicking here (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19 ahora).

For the week of June 1, COVID-19 testing at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is available to the community regardless if you have symptoms of not. Registration for the drive-through test is required – Residents cannot get tested without registering. The availability of this event is limited to about 900 tests per day starting Monday June 1 through Saturday June 6, so residents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. The move to offer testing to people who aren’t showing symptoms of COVID-19 was done in connection with the State of Nevada’s request to increase testing.

A COVID-19 test will tell you if you have COVID-19 when you were tested; however, a negative test result does not mean you’re immune the virus and you can still contract it after you were tested. COVID-19 is spreading throughout the community and we encourage people to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. Residents can call 775-328-2427 for more information and to sign up.

Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines

The Phase 2 reopening guidelines are now available, as directed by Governor Sisolak and the State of Nevada’s Phase 2 plan, the Silver State Stabilization.

Designed to ease restrictions on business and public life, Phase 2 guidelines can be found by clicking here. There is also a break down available by category, which include: Gyms & Fitness Facilities, Body Art Establishments, Skin Care Salons, Massage Services, Summer Camps, Aquatic Facilities, Bars, Childcare Facilities and Houses of Worship.

Please note, members of the public are still encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a face covering.

Weekend COVID-19 updates
Please be sure to follow us on Twitter for weekend updates at twitter.com/Covid19Washoe

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 

Guidelines for Phase 2 Reopening Released

Phase 2 Guidance available to residents 

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

Follow us on Twitter:
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is sharing guidelines for the Phase 2 reopening as directed by Governor Sisolak and the State of Nevada’s Phase 2 plan, the Silver State Stabilization.

Based on the State of Nevada and Governor Sisolak’s guidance, Phase 2 guidelines will ease restrictions on business and public life in coordination with local officials and health experts.
 
The Phase 2 guidelines can be found by clicking here. There is also a break down available by category, which include: Gyms & Fitness Facilities, Body Art Establishments, Skin Care Salons, Massage Services, Summer Camps, Aquatic Facilities, Bars, Childcare Facilities and Houses of Worship.
 
Public is still encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a face covering.
 

 
The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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.