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COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

Reno, Sparks, Nev. May 20, 2022. COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and testing remain readily available in Washoe County, including boosters for ages 5-11, even as the State of Nevada ended its formal Declaration of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Washoe County Health District is reporting increases in demand for COVID-19 testing, new COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 positivity rate. Despite the increases, levels remain much lower than the Omicron surge in January.

The Washoe County COVID-19 dashboard reported Wednesday that the 7-day moving average for new cases per day is at 74.43, which is double what it was two weeks ago (36.71). COVID-19-related deaths are not increasing at that same rate; no COVID-19-related deaths have been reported since May 8, 2022.

COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA), remain flat in Washoe County and are not stressing the hospital infrastructure. NHA reported today that 23 people confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 are hospitalized in Washoe County and 83 percent of staffed hospital beds are occupied.

Those who have COVID-19 symptoms or are a close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case can schedule a COVID-19 test at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center at this link here.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters now available for those 5 years and older

COVID-19 boosters have been approved for those aged 5-11 years by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), meaning everyone 5 years and older is now eligible. Only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for those 5-11.

The Washoe County Health District has already begun administering boosters for those aged 5-11 and appointments can be made by calling 775-328-2427. Appointments are not available at community vaccine events at this time but those aged 5-11 can still walk in.

Those aged 5-11 can receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have waned over time after your primary series vaccination, according to the CDC.

Information on first and second booster eligibility can be found here.

COVID-19 community events and appointments

  • Saturday, May 21, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Resource Fair, Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia St., Reno, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Appointments here
  • Wednesday, May 25, Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 3:30-6 p.m. – Appointments here
  • Thursday, June 2, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m. – Appointments here
  • Thursday, June 9, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m. – Appointments here
  • Friday, June 10, Food Truck Friday, Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Dr, Reno, 4:30-7 p.m. – Appointments here

The Washoe County Health District has COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments in its clinic at 1001 E. 9th St. in Reno, and nurses that can come to your residence if you are homebound. Call 775-328-2427 for appointments.

You can also find vaccines at local pharmacies by going to www.vaccines.gov.

COVID-19 Treatment

People who are considered high risk may develop more serious symptoms of COVID-19 and could benefit from COVID-19 treatments.

COVID-19 treatments and therapeutic services are much more available than previously in the pandemic and are designed to reduce the risk of severe disease and death. Learn more here or talk to your doctor.

For more information about COVID-19 in Washoe County, go to www.covid19washoe.com or follow us on Twitter.

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 Health, 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 Community Health Alliance and the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter – May 2022

Reno, Sparks, Nev. May 11, 2022. The Regional Information Center is updating the community on COVID-19 vaccine information.

Updated Recommendations – Second Booster

On March 29, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a second COVID-19 booster shot. Individuals 50 years of age or older, and those who are immunocompromised, who have received the primary series of the Pfizer, Moderna, and/or Janssen vaccines as well as their first booster may now receive the second booster of an mRNA vaccine. The time frame required between the first and second booster is 4 months.

Vaccine Opportunities

Washoe County Health District (WCHD) mobilized staff and resources to begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine 5 days a week (excluding holidays) at the WCHD Immunization Clinic. This allows for the establishment of a permanent resource in our community within a zip code (89512) with low vaccination rates. Vaccination slots are limited.

COVID-19 Immunization Clinic – Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, Reno, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays). Call 775-328-2427 for appointments.

Upcoming Vaccine Events

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Rancho San Rafael, 1595 N Sierra St, Reno
3:30-6 p.m.

Thursday May 19, 2022
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno
3:30-6 p.m.

Saturday May 21, 2022
WCSO Resource Fair, Reno Town Mall 4001 S Virginia St, Reno
9 a.m.-noon

Wednesday May 25, 2022
Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks
3:30-6 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Strike Team

Additionally, to continue meeting the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities, we are continuing to provide Community COVID-19 Vaccine events. A tentative list of events can be found above or online here.

Vaccine Administration Jan-April 2022

  • 243 Janssen doses administered (3% of total vaccines administered)
  • 1,736 Moderna doses (24%)
  • 1,771 Pfizer for ages 5-11 doses (25%)
  • 3,483 Pfizer for ages 12+ doses (48%)

For more information, go to www.COVID19Washoe.com.

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 Health, 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 Community Health Alliance and the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

Datos de Aguas Residuales de UNR muestran que el 99% de las firmas de COVID-19 secuenciadas son de la variante Ómicron BA.2

Reno, Sparks, Nev. abril 21, 2022. Muestras recientes de aguas residuales recolectadas por la Universidad de Nevada, Reno reportan que más del 99% de las variantes de COVID-19 detectadas pertenecen a la subvariante Ómicron BA.2.

BA.2 es la variante de COVID-19 dominante en el Condado de Washoe y en el estado de Nevada y es muy contagiosa. En el Condado de Washoe, se han secuenciado 28 casos de BA.2.

Mientras que los casos de BA.2 aumentan, el número total de nuevos casos de COVID-19 reportados se mantienen estable en aproximadamente 16 casos por día sobre los últimos siete días, según el Tablero de Información de COVID-19 del Condado de Washoe. Mas importante aún, las hospitalizaciones debido a COVID-19 han disminuido en el Condado de Washoe y están en mínimos históricos en todo el estado, según la Asociación de Hospitales de Nevada.

“No es una sorpresa ver un aumento en los casos de COVID-19 BA.2 en el Condado de Washoe,” dijo Kevin Dick, Oficial del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe.  “Era solo cuestión de tiempo antes de que llegara al Condado de Washoe.  Sin embargo, lo que vemos es que, aunque la proporción de casos que son BA.2 han aumentado, nuestras hospitalizaciones y muertes siguen siendo bajas, lo cual es bueno.  Creemos que las muertes y hospitalizaciones están disminuyendo gracias a que mas y mas personas se están vacunando y recibiendo refuerzos contra COVID-19 al igual que el aumento en disponibilidad de tratamientos contra COVID-19.”

Las muestras de aguas residuales se coleccionaron en la Instalación de Recuperación de Agua de Truckee Meadows en Sparks, la cual cura la mayoría de las aguas residuales de Truckee Meadows.

“Basado en las copias del genoma en las aguas residuales, no parece que haya altos niveles de SARS-CoV-2 circulando en la comunidad,” dijo Subhash Verma, profesor asociado de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Nevada, Reno y Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología.  “BA.2 no parece tener ninguna ventaja selectiva, y no hay un aumento en las copias del genoma viral, lo que puede sugerir que no haya un gran mucho aumento en los casos con esta variante.”

El programa de monitoreo de aguas residuales es operado a través del Instituto de Innovación del Agua de la Universidad de Nevada, Reno.  El instituto incluye socios de agencias regionales, la ciudad de Sparks, la ciudad de Reno, y el Condado de Washoe.  El programa de monitoreo de aguas residuales comenzó en abril del 2020 y continua con el apoyo de la ciudad de Sparks mediante el uso de fondos del Acta del Plan de Rescate Americano.

Están disponibles las vacunas y refuerzos contra COVID-19

Las vacunas y refuerzos contra COVID-19 siguen siendo la mejor forma de protección contra COVID-19.  Las vacunas y los refuerzos pueden programarse en su tienda de comestibles local y farmacias mediate www.vaccines.gov, o puede encontrar un evento de vacunación local de COVID-19 aquí.

Los residentes también pueden visitar el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe en el 1001 E. 9th St., Edificio B, Reno, de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m., todos los días de lunes a viernes. Llame al 775-328-2427 para hacer cita; puedo comunicarse a ese número para programar una cita a domicilio para vacunarse contra COVID-19, donde las enfermeras vendrán a usted.

Para elegibilidad para el refuerzo de COVID-19, vaya aquí.

El Centro Regional de Información de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. Mientras que los publicados son enviados periódicamente para eventos significativos, siempre se pueden ver los resultados diarios en nuestro sitio, https://covid19washoe.com/, nuestro Boletín de COVID-19, y en Twitter @COVID19Washoe. Las agencias incluyen: Ciudad de Reno, Ciudad de Sparks, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de North Lake Tahoe, Tribu Pyramid Lake Paiute, Comisión de Transporte Regional, REMSA, Colonia de Indios de Reno Sparks, Departamento de Policía de Reno, Departamento de Bomberos de Reno, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de Truckee Meadows, Universidad de Nevada, Reno, el Condado de Washoe, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe y la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Washoe. También en el grupo están los hospitales del área, el Centro Médico del Norte de Nevada, Renown Health y Saint Mary’s.

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

UNR Wastewater Data Shows 99% of COVID-19 Signatures Sequenced to Be Omicron BA.2 Variant

Reno, Sparks, Nev. April 22, 2022. Recent wastewater samples collected by the University of Nevada, Reno reported that more than 99% of the COVID-19 variants detected were the Omicron BA.2 subvariant.

BA.2 is the dominant COVID-19 variant in Washoe County and in the State of Nevada and is very contagious. In Washoe County, there have been 28 BA.2 cases sequenced.

While BA.2 cases are increasing, the overall number of new COVID-19 cases reported remains flat at about 16 cases per day over the last seven days, according to the Washoe County COVID-19 Dashboard. More importantly, COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased in Washoe County and are at record lows statewide, according to the Nevada Hospital Association.

“It’s not a surprise to see an uptick in COVID-19 BA.2 cases in Washoe County,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer in Washoe County. “It was only a matter of time before it hit in Washoe County. What we’re seeing, however, is that while the proportion of cases that are BA.2 have risen, our hospitalizations and deaths remain low, which is good. We believe deaths and hospitalizations are decreasing thanks to more and more people getting the COVID-19 vaccine and booster as well as the increased availability of COVID-19 treatments.”

Wastewater samples were collected at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility in Sparks, which treats the majority of wastewater of the Truckee Meadows.

“Based on the genome copies in the wastewater, it does not seem that there are high levels of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in the community,” said Subhash Verma, associate professor in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. “BA.2 does not seem to have any selective advantage, and there isn’t an uptick in the viral genome copies, which may suggest that there may not be much increase in the cases with this variant.”

The wastewater monitoring program is operated through the Nevada Water Innovation Institute at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Institute includes regional agency partners the City of Sparks, the City of Reno and Washoe County. The wastewater monitoring program began in April 2020 and is continuing with support from the City of Sparks through the use of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters remain the best form of protection from contracting COVID-19. Vaccines and boosters can be scheduled at local grocery stores and pharmacies by going to www.vaccines.gov, or you can find a local COVID-19 vaccination event here.

Residents can also visit the Washoe County Health District Clinic at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, Reno, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., every weekday, Monday-Friday. Call 775-328-2427 for an appointment; that number can also be called to schedule a homebound COVID-19 vaccine appointment where a nurse comes to you.

For COVID-19 booster eligibility, go here.

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 Health, 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 Community Health Alliance and the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

Vacuna de refuerzo (segunda) adicional contra el COVID-19 disponible en el Distrito de Salud a partir del viernes

Reno, Sparks, Nev. 30 de marzo, 2022. El Distrito de Salud del condado de Washoe administrara vacunas de refuerzo adicionales (segunda) para aquellas personas de 50 años en adelante quienes sean moderada o severamente inmunocomprometidos a partir del viernes, 1 de abril, 2022 en su clínica (adentro) ubicada en el 1001 E 9th St., Edificio B.

Aquellas personas eligibles deben haber recibido una vacuna de refuerzo por lo menos cuatro meses anteriormente. Para una guía de que es considerado moderada o severamente inmunocomprometido, visite este enlace.

Para programar una cita en el Distrito de Salud, favor de llamar al 775-328-2427. Las vacunas serán administradas en la clínica de adentro del Distrito de Salud, no en el auto servicio, de 8 a.m. a 11 a.m. durante la semana, lunes a viernes. Se permitirán personas sin cita de acuerdo la disponibilidad de espacio.

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) el martes recomendaron la segunda vacuna de refuerzo para ciertos individuos, así como también la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos en un comunicado.

Community Health Alliance también iniciara a administrar la segunda vacuna de refuerzo el viernes, 1 de abril, 2022 y se pueden hacer citas en su página web.

Si aún no ha recibido ninguna vacuna de refuerzo, se recomienda para todas las personas quienes estén completamente vacunadas. Mas información aquí.

El Distrito de Salud también tiene eventos de vacunación contra el COVID-19 en la comunidad, incluyendo hoy en el Spanish Springs Library de 3:30-6p.m. y el jueves, 31 de marzo en el Reno-Sparks Convention Center de 3:30-6p.m. Para programar una cita, visite este enlace. Para más información sobre las fechas, visite nuestra página web. Las vacunas también están disponibles en las farmacias y proveedores comunitarios – programa una cita aquí.

Próximos eventos de vacunación comunitariosprograme una cita aquí

  • Miércoles, 30 de marzo – todas las personas de 5 años en adelante
    • Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Jueves, 31 de marzo – todas las personas de 5 años en adelante
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Martes, 5 de abril – todas las personas de 5 años en adelante
    • Swill Coffee and Wine, 3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno, 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Jueves, 7 de abril – todas las personas de 5 años en adelante
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Jueves, 14 de abril – todas las personas de 5 años en adelante
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Jueves, 21 de abril – todas las personas de 5 años en adelante
    • Boys and Girls Club, 2680 E. 9th St., Reno, 4-6:30 p.m.

Programe una cita para cualquiera de estos eventos de vacunación contra el COVID-19 aquí

La vacuna contra el COVID-19 permanece la mejor manera de protegerse y a sus seres queridos de enfermedad severa, hospitalización y la muerte relacionada con el COVID-19. Aquellas personas de 5 años en adelante son elegibles para recibir una vacuna gratis.

Actualización sobre la variante Ómicron BA.2 en el Condado de Washoe

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe está reportando cinco casos en total de la variante Ómicron BA.2 en el Condado de Washoe, de acuerdo con la secuenciación del Laboratorio de Salud Pública del Estado de Nevada. El Ómicron BA.2 es una subvariante de Ómicron. Los CDC reportaron el martes, 29 de marzo, 2022, que el BA.2 es la variante dominante en los Estados Unidos. En Nevada, la variante BA.2 representa alrededor del 4% de los casos secuenciados.

Pruebas caseras de COVID-19 disponibles

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe tiene pruebas caseras de COVID-19 disponibles para el público. Para recibir una, visite a la oficina de la clínica de WCHD en el 1001. E. 9th St., Edificio B, en Reno en el mostrador de servicio de enfrente. Tambien puede obtener pruebas caseras del gobierno federal aquí.

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El Centro Regional de Información de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. Mientras que los publicados son enviados periódicamente para eventos significativos, siempre se pueden ver los resultados diarios en nuestro sitio, https://covid19washoe.com/, nuestro Boletín de COVID-19, y en Twitter @COVID19Washoe. Las agencias incluyen: Ciudad de Reno, Ciudad de Sparks, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de North Lake Tahoe, Tribu Pyramid Lake Paiute, Comisión de Transporte Regional, REMSA, Colonia de Indios de Reno Sparks, Departamento de Policía de Reno, Departamento de Bomberos de Reno, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de Truckee Meadows, Universidad de Nevada, Reno, el Condado de Washoe, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe y la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Washoe. También en el grupo están los hospitales del área, el Centro Médico del Norte de Nevada, Renown Health y Saint Mary’s.

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

Additional (second) COVID-19 vaccine boosters available at Health District starting Friday

NOTE: This release was updated to state that the Health District COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours are from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and NOT 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Reno, Sparks, Nev. March 30, 2022. The Washoe County Health District will administer additional (second) COVID-19 vaccine boosters for those 50 years and older or persons who are moderately or severely immunocompromised starting on Friday, April 1, 2022, at its clinic (indoor) location at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B.

Those eligible must have had their last booster at least four months prior. For guidance on what is considered moderately or severely immunocompromised, go here.

To schedule an appointment at the Health District, or with our homebound COVID-19 vaccine program, please call 775-328-2427. The vaccines are administered at the indoor Health District clinic, not at the drive through, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every weekday, Monday-Friday. Walk-in appointments are available as space allows.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended the second booster for certain individuals, as did the Food and Drug Administration in a release.

Community Health Alliance also will begin second booster administration on Friday, April 1, 2022, and appointments can be made on their website.

If you have not received a booster at all, it is recommended for everyone who is fully vaccinated. Learn more here.

The Health District also has COVID-19 vaccine events in the community, including one today at the Spanish Springs Library from 3:30-6 p.m. and Thursday, March 31 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from 3:30-6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, go here. For more information on dates, go to our website. Vaccines are also available at area pharmacies and community providers – schedule here.

Upcoming Community Vaccine Events – appointments here

  • Wednesday, March 30 – All residents aged 5+
    • Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31 – All residents aged 5+
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 5 – All residents aged 5+
    • Swill Coffee and Wine, 3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno, 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 7 – All residents aged 5+
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14 – All residents aged 5+
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21 – All residents aged 5+
    • Boys and Girls Club, 2680 E. 9th St., Reno, 4-6:30 p.m.

Schedule an appointment to any of those COVID-19 vaccine events here.

The COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect you and your loved ones from severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Those aged 5 and older are eligible to receive the free vaccine.

Omicron BA.2 variant update in Washoe County

The Washoe County Health District is reporting five total COVID-19 Omicron BA.2 variant cases in Washoe County, per sequencing from the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.

The Omicron BA.2 is a subvariant of Omicron. The CDC reported on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that BA.2 is the dominant variant in the United States.

In Nevada, the BA.2 variant makes up about 4% of sequenced cases.

At-Home COVID-19 tests available

The Washoe County Health District has at-home COVID-19 tests available for the public. To get one, go to the WCHD clinic office at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, in Reno at the front service counter. You can also obtain at-home tests from the federal government here.

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 Health, 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 Community Health Alliance and the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

Tablero de información sobre COVID-19 del Condado de Washoe será actualizado semanal

Reno, Sparks. Nev. 11 de marzo, 2022. El Centro de Información Regional del Condado de Washoe anuncia que su tablero de información de COVID-19 será actualizado semanal iniciando la próxima semana, uniéndose a otras jurisdicciones.

Actualizaciones diarias del tablero terminaran el viernes, 11 de marzo. Las actualizaciones semanales iniciaran el miércoles, 16 de marzo. Las actualizaciones de datos los miércoles incluirán los casos reportados del martes de la semana anterior, hasta el lunes de la semana actual para reflejar el tablero de información del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Nevada.

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe continuara recopilando datos de casos de COVID-19. El tablero seguirá presentando conjuntos de datos como el promedio móvil de 7 días y la cuenta diaria de casos de los días anteriores. Otras pestañas en el tablero seguirán incluyendo casos por 100,000 y datos sobre muertes relacionadas con el COVID-19.

El Distrito de Salud incorporó recientemente la función de Niveles Comunitarios de COVID-19 de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), que mide el impacto de los casos de COVID-19 en la salud y los sistemas del cuidado de salud a nivel local. Los tres indicadores son bajo (verde), medio (amarillo) y alto (naranja). El condado de Washoe está actualmente bajo.

Vacunas y refuerzos contra el COVID-19 disponibles

Las vacunas contra el COVID-19 siguen siendo la mejor manera de protegerse y a sus seres queridos contra enfermedades serias, hospitalización y la muerte contra el COVID-19. Aquellos de 5 años en adelante son elegibles para recibir una vacuna gratis. Para recibir una vacuna o un refuerzo, visite http://www.vaccines.gov.

El Distrito de Salud está viajando a la comunidad para distribuir vacunas contra el COVID-19 cada semana. Programe una cita aquí o valla sin cita. Próximos eventos:

  • Martes, 15 de marzo – pacientes de 5 años en adelante – Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Jueves, 17 de marzo – pacientes de 5 años en Adelante – Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.

Para ver más eventos comunitarios visite aquí.  Para más información sobre COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe visite https://covid19washoe.com/espanol/

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El Centro Regional de Información de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. Mientras que los publicados son enviados periódicamente para eventos significativos, siempre se pueden ver los resultados diarios en nuestro sitio, https://covid19washoe.com/, nuestro Boletín de COVID-19, y en Twitter @COVID19Washoe. Las agencias incluyen: Ciudad de Reno, Ciudad de Sparks, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de North Lake Tahoe, Tribu Pyramid Lake Paiute, Comisión de Transporte Regional, REMSA, Colonia de Indios de Reno Sparks, Departamento de Policía de Reno, Departamento de Bomberos de Reno, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de Truckee Meadows, Universidad de Nevada, Reno, el Condado de Washoe, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe y la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Washoe. También en el grupo están los hospitales del área, el Centro Médico del Norte de Nevada, Renown Health y Saint Mary’s.

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

Washoe County COVID-19 Dashboard to be updated weekly

Reno, Sparks. Nev. March 10, 2022. The Washoe County Regional Information Center is announcing that its COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated weekly starting next week, joining other jurisdictions.

Daily updates on the dashboard will end Friday, March 11. The weekly updates will begin Wednesday, March 16. The data updates on Wednesday will include the cases reported from Tuesday the previous week, through Monday of the current week to mirror the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ dashboard.

The Washoe County Health District will continue to collect COVID-19 case data. The dashboard will still feature datasets like the 7-day moving average and daily case counts for previous days. Other tabs on the dashboard will still include cases per 100,000 and data on COVID-19-related deaths.

The Health District recently embedded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels feature, which measures the impact of COVID-19 cases on health and healthcare systems locally. The three indicators are low (green), medium (yellow) and high (orange). Washoe County is currently at low.

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available

The COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect you and your loved ones from severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Those aged 5 and older are eligible to receive the free vaccine. To get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, visit http://www.vaccines.gov.

The Health District is traveling into the community to distribute COVID-19 vaccines weekly. Schedule an appointment here or walk-in. Upcoming events:

  • Tuesday, March 15 – All residents aged 5+ – Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 17 – All residents aged 5+ – Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.

You can find more community vaccine events here. For more information on COVID-19 in Washoe County, visit www.COVID19Washoe.com.

For more information on COVID-19 in Washoe County, visit www.COVID19Washoe.com.

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 Health, 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 Community Health Alliance and the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.

4 Eventos Comunitarios de COVID-19 han sido programados para la próxima semana

Reno, Sparks. Nev. Feb. 4, 2022. El Centro Regional de Información recuerda a los residentes que la próxima semana se celebraran cuatro eventos de vacunación con COVID-19 en toda la comunidad, ofreciendo la oportunidad a aquellos de 5 años o mayores de vacunarse o recibir un refuerzo contra COVID-19.  Los eventos son:

martes, Feb. 8 – Todos los residentes de 5+

  • McQueen High School, 6055 Lancer St, Reno, 3-6 p.m.

miércoles, Feb. 9 – Todos los residentes de 5+

  • Desert Skies Middle School, 7550 Donatello Dr, Sun Valley, 3-6 p.m.

jueves, Feb. 10 – Todos los residentes de 5+

  • Centro de Convenciones de Reno-Sparks, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.

sábado, Feb. 12 – Todos los residentes de 5+

  • Complejo Administrativo del Condado de Washoe, Cámaras de la Junta de Comisionados del Condado, edificio A, 1001 E. 9th St., Reno, 9 a.m.-mediodía

Programa una cita para cualquier de esos eventos de COVID-19 aquí  

Se anima a los residentes a visitar COVID19Washoe.com para ver otros eventos comunitarios de vacunaciones programadas semanalmente.

La vacuna contra COVID-19 sigue siendo la mejor manera de protegerse usted y sus seres queridos de enfermedades graves, hospitalización, y muerte debido a COVID-19.  Aquellos de 5 años o mayores son elegibles para vacunarse gratuitamente.  Para vacunarse o recibir un refuerzo contra COVID-19, visite http://www.vaccines.gov. También puede encontrar más eventos comunitarios aquí.

Se detecta el primer caso de la variante de Ómicron BA.2 en el Condado de Washoe

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe reporta su primer caso de la variante de COVID-19, Ómicron BA.2 en el Condado de Washoe, según la secuenciación del Laboratorio de Salud Pública del estado de Nevada.

La variante Ómicron BA.2 es una subvariante de Ómicron.  Hasta la fecha, otros casos de Ómicron secuenciados han sido Ómicron BA.1, que actualmente constituye más del 99% de los nuevos casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe.  La variante BA.2 se ha encontrado en 57 países hasta la fecha. Los datos iniciales sugieren que es más transmisiva que la forma original de Ómicron BA.1; sin embargo, no aparenta ser más severa y las vacunas continúen proporcionado protecciones similares contra las diferentes formas de Ómicron según la Organización Mundial de Salud.

El residente del Condado de Washoe que dio positivo en Ómicron BA.2 había viajado al extranjero, que fue donde se cree que el individuo se infectó, pero se ha recuperado de la enfermedad.  El residente estaba totalmente vacunado, pero no había recibido su refuerzo.

Demanda de pruebas de COVID-19 disminuye en el Condado de Washoe; se ajusta el horario del Centro de Eventos Livestock

Debido a la rápida disminución en la demanda de pruebas de COVID-19, se está ajustando el calendario de operaciones del sitio de pruebas del Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks.

A partir del 7 de febrero, 2022, el sitio de pruebas del Centro de Eventos Livestock abrirá los lunes, miércoles, y viernes de 9 a.m. a 12:30 p.m.  Se podrán hacer pruebas hasta 300 pruebas por día y todos deben tener sintomas de COVID-19 o ser un contacto cercano (6 pies o menos for 15 minutos) de un caso confirmado de COVID-19.

Para programar una prueba, vaya a www.COVID19Washoe.com y encuentre la pestaña “Schedule a Test”, o haga clic aquí. Otros lugares se pueden encontrar aquí. Los residentes también pueden llamar al 775-328-2427, lunes-viernes de 6:30 a.m. a 5 p.m. para programar una cita u obtener respuesta a otras preguntas sobre COVID-19.

Si contrae COVID-19, espere un mensaje de texto de parte del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe añadió una función de auto-encuesta  a las investigaciones de casos de COVID-19 para los residentes y recuerda todos los de 18 años o mayores que podrían ser contactados a través de mensajes de texto.

Si recibe un mensaje de texto del Distrito de Salud dirigiéndolo a llenar el formulario seguro haciendo clic en un enlace único del mensaje de texto, favor de no ignorar el mensaje.  Se pedirá a los residentes que verifiquen su información básica, y a continuación, que sigan las instrucciones para llenar el formulario e incluir la información de contacto solicitada sobre las personas a las que pueda a ver expuesto.  El formulario tardará aproximadamente 10 minutos en completarse.

Si le preocupa la validez del texto, favor de llamar al 775-328-2427.

También se enviaran mensajes de texto a los contactos cercanos conocidos de los casos positivos de COVID-19 . Las notificaciones incluirán instrucciones sobre qué hacer si usted es un contacto cercano, el cual incluye un enlace directo a sitio web covid19washoe.com página sobre autoaislamiento y cuarentena . Este no es un proceso de inclusión voluntaria; los contactos recibirán mensajes de texto o correos electrónicos basados en la información obtenida durante las investigaciones.

El Centro Regional de Información de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. Mientras que los publicados son enviados periódicamente para eventos significativos, siempre se pueden ver los resultados diarios en nuestro sitio, https://covid19washoe.com/, nuestro Boletín de COVID-19, y en Twitter @COVID19Washoe. Las agencias incluyen: Ciudad de Reno, Ciudad de Sparks, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de North Lake Tahoe, Tribu Pyramid Lake Paiute, Comisión de Transporte Regional, REMSA, Colonia de Indios de Reno Sparks, Departamento de Policía de Reno, Departamento de Bomberos de Reno, Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de Truckee Meadows, Universidad de Nevada, Reno, el Condado de Washoe, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe y la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Washoe. También en el grupo están los hospitales del área, el Centro Médico del Norte de Nevada, Renown Health y Saint Mary’s

COVID-19 vaccines, testing remain available in Washoe County

4 Community COVID-19 Vaccine Events scheduled for next week

Reno, Sparks. Nev. Feb. 4, 2022. The Regional Information Center is reminding residents that four COVID-19 vaccine events throughout the community will take place next week, giving those 5 years of age and older a chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster. The events are:

Tuesday, Feb. 8 – All residents aged 5+

  • McQueen High School, 6055 Lancer St, Reno, 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 – All residents aged 5+

  • Desert Skies Middle School, 7550 Donatello Dr, Sun Valley, 3-6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 10 – All residents aged 5+

  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 12 – All residents aged 5+

  • Washoe County Administrative Complex, Board of County Commission Chambers, Building A, 1001 E. 9th St., Reno, 9 a.m.-noon

Schedule an appointment to any of those COVID-19 vaccine events here.

Residents are encouraged to visit COVID19Washoe.com to view other community vaccine events scheduled weekly.

The COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect you and your loved ones from severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Those aged 5 and older are eligible to receive the free vaccine. To get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, visit http://www.vaccines.gov. You can also find more community vaccine events here.

First Omicron BA.2 variant detected in Washoe County

The Washoe County Health District is reporting the first COVID-19 Omicron BA.2 variant case in Washoe County, per sequencing from the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.

The Omicron BA.2 variant is a subvariant of Omicron. To date, other sequenced Omicron cases have been Omicron BA.1, which currently makes up over 99% of new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.   The BA.2 variant has been found in 57 countries to date. Initial data suggest that it is more transmissive than the original BA.1 form of Omicron; however, it does not seem to be any more severe and the vaccines continue to provide similar protections against the different forms of Omicron according to the World Health Organization.

The Washoe County resident who was positive for Omicron BA.2 had travelled internationally, which is where the individual is believed to have been infected but has since recovered from the illness. The resident was fully vaccinated but not boosted.

COVID-19 testing demand decreasing in Washoe County; Livestock Events Center hours being adjusted

Due to a rapid decrease in demand for COVID-19 testing, the operations schedule for the testing site at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is being adjusted.

Starting Feb. 7, 2022, the Livestock Events Center testing site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Up to 300 people can be tested per day and all must have COVID-19 symptoms or be a close contact (6 feet or less for 15 minutes) to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

To schedule a test, go to www.COVID19Washoe.com and find the “Schedule a Test” tab, or click here. Alternative testing can be found here. Residents can also call 775-328-2427, Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment or get other COVID-19 questions answered.

If you get COVID-19, expect a text from Washoe County Health District

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) added a self-survey feature to COVID-19 case investigations for residents and are reminding people 18 years and older that you might be contacted via text message.

If you receive a text message from the Health District directing you to fill out the secure form by clicking on the unique link in the text message, please do not ignore the message. Residents will be asked to verify basic information and then follow instructions to fill out the form and include requested contact information on those you may have exposed. The form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you’re concerned about the validity of the text, please call 775-328-2427.

Text messages also will be sent to known close contacts to COVID-19 positive cases. The notifications will include instructions on what to do if you are a close contact, which includes a direct link to the covid19washoe.com website self-isolation and quarantine page. This is not an opt-in process; contacts will be texted/emailed based off information gathered from investigations.

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 Health, 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 Community Health Alliance and the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.