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New COVID-19 case counts continue to climb in Washoe County

New COVID-19 case counts continue to climb in Washoe County

Aug. 20, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – COVID-19 disease investigators are concerned by the rise in new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and the Washoe County Health District is reminding our community to do their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Since June 1, 2021, new COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations have seen a sharp increase:

  • The 7-day moving average for new COVID-19 cases per day went from 13.7 to 211.1
  • The COVID-19 test positivity rate increased from 2.9% to 19.5%
  • The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations increased from 20 to 142
  • The occupancy rate of Staffed hospital beds is at 91% in Washoe County

There are 270 additional COVID-19 cases today on top of the 308 reported on Thursday. The 7-day moving average is as high as it’s been since Jan. 13, 2021, and the positive case numbers represent a market increase in infection in our community.

Washoe County Health District disease investigators can no longer reach out to every new COVID-19 positive case in Washoe County and have prioritized outreach to youth, aged 5-12, because this age group will exhibit higher transmission levels and be in a more vulnerable situation. Other groups in that priority order are those aged 13-17 and 0-4, then households with multiple cases. Persons who work in school settings, including transportation, are also being prioritized to keep our schools open for in-person learning.

“Our disease investigators are simply overwhelmed,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer in Washoe County. “We have a dedicated staff working 7 days a week who are reaching a breaking point under very difficult circumstances to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing is not designed to be effective when COVID-19 is widespread in the community and with this many new cases coming in. We need to the public to both help limit the spread of COVID-19 and also get vaccinated as that is the easiest and most effective thing you can do at this point to keep those around you safe.”

The Health District, per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), is recommending the following steps for residents who test positive for COVID-19:

  • Reach out to close contacts who were within 6 feet of you for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period when you were infectious
    • Per the CDC, an infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms (or tests positive if non symptomatic). By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.
  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Rest, stay hydrated and monitor symptoms
  • Separate yourself from those in your household
  • More tips from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf

If you were exposed to someone under these circumstances, it’s advised that you get a COVID-19 test at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center or elsewhere in the community. Home COVD-19 tests are not as reliable; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are recommended.

If you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine UNLESS you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell/taste, or other symptoms similar to seasonal allergies. Read more CDC guidance related to quarantine here.

Vaccines remain the best way to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death due to the virus. Schedule an appointment or walk in to local pharmacies and grocery stores, or the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. You sign up for an appointment 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, 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.

Personas que estén inmunocomprometidos pueden recibir su tercera dosis de la vacuna contra COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe

Ago. 18, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – A partir de hoy, los residentes del Condado de Washoe que están inmunocomprometidos podrán recibir una tercera dosis de las vacunas contra COVID-19 Pfizer o Moderna en la clínica de auto servicio del Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks o en los Eventos Comunitarios de Vacunación del Distrito de Salud si llenan ciertos requisitos definidos por la Asociación de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA).

Aquellos que recibieron la vacuna Janssen (Johnson y Johnson) no son elegibles para la tercera dosis, según la FDA.  En este momento, solo los que esta inmunocomprometidos son elegibles para la tercera dosis y esto es independiente del anuncio de la Casa Blanca sobre las vacunas de refuerzo para aquellos que han estado completamente vacunas por más de ocho meses.

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe se une a las farmacias CVS y Walgreens como organizaciones con permiso por parte del estado de Nevada para iniciar la administración de dosis adicionales, que han probado ofrecer mejor protección contra COVID-19 a aquellos que más lo necesitan.  Algunas oficinas médicas también tienen la habilidad de administrar terceras dosis.

Elegibilidad

Aquellos que son elegibles incluye, pero no se limita, a personas que tienen:

  • Estado recibiendo tratamiento activo contra el cáncer por tumores o cánceres en la sangre
  • Recibió un trasplante de órganos y toma medicamento para suprimir el sistema inmunológico
  • Recibió trasplante de células madre durante los últimos 2 años o está tomando medicamento para suprimir el sistema inmunológico
  • Inmunodeficiencia primaria moderada o severa (tal como síndrome de DiGeorge , síndrome Wiskott-Aldrich)
  • Infección por VIH avanzada o no tratada
  • Tratamiento active con corticosteroides en dosis altas u otros fármacos que pueden suprimir la responsiva inmunitaria

Residentes deben llevar prueba de la tarjeta de vacunación a su cita.  Aquellos con preguntas sobre su tarjeta de vacunación deben pedir esta información a través de WebIZ.

Aquellos que cumplan con dichas condiciones solo recibirán la tercera dosis si han pasado mínimo 28 días desde la última dosis de Pfizer o Moderna.  La tercera dosis, que es idéntica a las dosis que se han administrado hasta ahora, deben ser el mismo tipo que se administró la primer/segunda dosis.  La vacuna Janssen (Johnson y Johnson) no fue autorizada para dosis adicionales de la vacuna contra COVID por ahora.

¿Cómo recibir la tercera vacuna?

  • Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks (RSLEC) – Aquellos que son elegibles puede visitar la ubicación de vacunación de autoservicio en el 1350 N Wells Avenue en reno (entrar por la intersección de Wells Avenue y Sadleir Way).
    • No necesita cita por el momento.
    • Horas de operación es lunes, miércoles, y viernes de 8:30-11:30 a.m.; sábados de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m.
  • Ubicaciones de Farmacias CVS  en el Condado de Washoe
  • Ubicaciones de Farmacias Walgreens en el Condado de Washoe

¿Qué llevar?

Para terceras dosis en el RSLEC, residentes deben traer su tarjeta de vacunación de COVID-19.  Si no tiene su tarjeta, pida su información a través del portal de inmunización del estado, WebIZ. Cuando llegue al RSLEC, llenara su papeleo auto atestiguando su condición inmunocomprometida.  Para aquellos que buscan una cita, no hay opción para nuestra forma de registración en línea. Esa característica se agregará tan pronto como sea posible.

Para terceras dosis en CVS y Walgreens, favor de contar a esas organizaciones con sus preguntas.

La diferencia entre “refuerzo” y “tercera dosis”

Esta dosis adicional se le ha llamado “refuerzo” lo que es técnicamente inexacto. Un refuerzo es para las personas no inmunocomprometidas ya que apoya las responsivas inmunitarias que se han debilitado con el tiempo. Una tercera dosis es para aquellos que no tiene una responsiva lo suficientemente fuerte después de la primera serie debido a su condición.

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.

New COVID-19 case counts continue to climb in Washoe County

People who are immunocompromised can now get third COVID-19 vaccine dose in Washoe County

Aug. 18, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – Starting today, Washoe County residents who are immunocompromised can now receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center drive-through clinic or Health District Community Vaccine Events if they meet certain criteria outlined by the Food & Drug Administration.

Those who received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine are not eligible for the third dose. At this time, only those immunocompromised are eligible for a third dose and this is separate from impending announcements about booster shots for those who’ve been fully vaccinated for more than eight months.

The Washoe County Health District joins CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy as organizations in Washoe County who received permission from the State of Nevada to begin administering additional doses, which have been shown to offer better protection from COVID-19 for those who need it most. Some doctor’s offices also have the ability to administer third doses.

Eligibility

Those eligible include, but are not limited to, people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response

Residents must bring proof of vaccination card to the appointment. Those with questions about their vaccination card should request that information through WebIZ.

Those who meet the above conditions will only be given the third dose if it has been at least 28 days since the last dose of either Pfizer or Moderna. The third dose, which is identical to the doses that have been administered all along, must be the same vaccine type as administered for the first/second doses. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine was not authorized for an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine at this time.

How to get the third shot?
  • Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) – Those who are eligible can visit the drive-through vaccine location at 1350 N Wells Ave in Reno (enter at Wells Avenue and Sadleir Way intersection).
    • No appointment is needed at this time.
    • Hours of operation are Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • CVS Pharmacy locations in Washoe County
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy locations in Washoe County
What to bring

For third doses at the RSLEC, residents must bring their COVID-19 vaccination card. If you do not have your card, request your information through the state’s immunization portal, WebIZ. When you arrive at RSLEC, you will fill out paperwork self-attesting to your immunocompromising condition. For those looking for an appointment, there is currently not an option on our online sign up form. That feature will be added as soon as possible.

For third doses at CVS and Walgreens, please contact those organizations with questions.

Difference between ‘booster’ and ‘third dose’

This additional dose has been referred to as a “booster,” which is technically inaccurate. A booster is for non-immunocompromised people as it supports immune responses that have weakened over time. A third dose is for those who didn’t have a strong enough immune response after the first series because of their condition.

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.

New COVID-19 case counts continue to climb in Washoe County

700th COVID-19-related death and 50,000th COVID-19 case reported in Washoe County

Aug. 16, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two unfortunate COVID-19 milestones from over the weekend: 700 COVID-19-related deaths and 50,000 COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.

The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County is at 706 and COVID-19 cases reported are 50,167.

COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations are rising rapidly in Washoe County and residents are reminded to take mask wearing seriously as it is required per Governor Sisolak’s Directive 47 and to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s a summary of data showing the high transmission:

  • 15 – COVID-19-related deaths reported in August so far. In both June and July, six were reported, respectively.
  • 136 – Residents hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 according to the Nevada Hospital Association. On Aug. 1, it was 50.
  • 80% – Percentage of staff hospital beds occupied reported on Aug. 15. On Aug. 1, it was 61%. On Aug. 13, it was 83%.
  • 3 – 7-day moving average for new cases per day in Washoe County. On Aug. 1, it was 105.3.
  • 4% – Positivity rate in Washoe County, per NV Health Response dashboard. On Aug. 1, it was 11.7%.

“The impact COVID-19 and the Delta variant are having on everyone in Washoe County, in particular hospitals, is reaching a breaking point,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer in Washoe County. “Our healthcare system and public health systems are facing the same labor shortages as retail and service industry and likely cannot support another surge at the same level we faced in the winter.

“If you are still waiting for more time to pass by to get the COVID-19 vaccine or refuse to wear a mask in public, be aware of the inherent risks of failing to do so. Vaccines are over 90% effective at keeping you out of the hospital or dying from COVID-19, and masks block respiratory droplets to reduce disease transmission. Please do your part.”

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in Washoe County at local pharmacies and grocery stores, as well as at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. You can walk in or sign up for an appointment here. Vaccines cannot be administered if you are sick or have COVID-19 currently.

Several Community Vaccine Sites are planned this week, including the Boys & Girls Club locations on Neil Road, in Lemmon Valley and on 9th Street, and at the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada  – see the list here.

Other important reminders are:

  • Wear a mask when in public indoor settings and crowded outdoor settings
  • Stay home when you don’t feel well
  • Socially distance
  • Check the Truckee Meadows COVID Risk Meter on our COVID-19 Dashboard (Look for “Risk Meter” tab) if you’re wondering how the risk level is increasing or decreasing. The meter is currently at “Very High”

The COVID-19 dashboard has more information regarding COVID-19 in Washoe County. Please note that only 701 COVID-19-related deaths are reported on the dashboard today but we received notification of five more (706 total) that will show up tomorrow on the dashboard. Three of the 706 deaths were vaccinated.

COVID-19 third dose update

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses.

The third dose will be available this week at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. More information will be distributed once details are finalized. Check COVID19Washoe.com and our COVID19Washoe Twitter page for updated information as it is released.

Some refer to this dose as a “booster,” which is technically incorrect. An additional dose is given to people who may not have had a strong enough immune response after receiving the initial vaccine series. A booster dose is a supplemental dose given to groups whose immune response has weakened over time. No booster doses are recommended at this time. This may change as more information becomes available.

The additional dose would need to be administered 28 days after a two-dose regimen of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Those who have received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine are not eligible for an additional dose at this time, per the CDC and Food & Drug Administration.

Updates to disease investigations in Washoe County

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Washoe County Health District is prioritizing disease investigation and contact tracing for pediatric cases aged 5-11 due to the fact they are ineligible to be vaccinated and the rise in cases at local schools.

Those who have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 are asked to reach out on their own to close contacts who’ve been closer than 6 feet for at least 15 minutes in a 24-hour timeframe to notify them. CDC guidance says those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks since second Pfizer/Moderna shot or two weeks since one-dose Janssen shot) do not need to quarantine unless they are showing symptoms. Unvaccinated individuals must quarantine per CDC guidance after being exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Those who are confirmed to have COVID-19 will be sent a text notifying them that a Washoe County disease investigator will contact them by phone soon. Disease investigators will also leave a voicemail with a call-back number if you are unavailable. In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it’s imperative that you cooperate with disease investigators and ensure that your voice mailbox is not full.

COVID-19 Testing at Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center and results

COVID-19 testing at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) has expanded to five days a week, Monday-Friday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. To sign up, go here (en Espanol). Previously, testing was done Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at RSLEC, but due to increased demand the availability increased. Vaccines remain available only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and you can schedule an appointment here (en Espanol).

COVID-19 test samples are sent to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory and results usually take between 24-36 hours. The Washoe County COVID-19 Incident Management Team is working with area labs to reduce the amount of time it takes to get a test result back.

Pregnancy, fertility and COVID-19

According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. More information can be found here.

There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.

For more information on COVID-19 in Washoe County, visit the Regional Information Center website.

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

Se reporta la muerte número 700 relacionadas con COVID-19 y 50,000 casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe

Ago. 16, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – El Centro de Información Regional reporta dos récords desafortunados de COVID-19 durante el fin de semana: 700 muertes relacionadas con COVID-19 y 50,000 casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe.

La cifra total de muertes relacionadas con COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe llego a 706 y se reportan 50,167 casos de COVID-19.

La transmisión y hospitalizaciones de COVID-19 están subiendo rápidamente en el Condado de Washoe y se recuerda a los residentes a que tomen el uso de tapabocas seriamente ya que es requerido por la Directriz 47 del gobernador Sisolak y que se vacunen contra COVID-19.  He aquí un resumen de los datos que muestran la alta transmisión:

  • 15 – muertes relacionadas con COVID-19 en agosto hasta ahora.  Tanto en junio como julio, se reportaron seis, respectivamente.
  • 136 – residentes hospitalizados confirmados o sospechado de tener COVID-19 según la Asociación de Hospitales de Nevada. En agosto 1, eran 50.
  • 80% – porcentaje de las camas con personal que están en uso según se reportó el 15 de agosto.  En agosto 1, estaban al 61%. En agosto 13, estaban al 83%.
  • 177.3 – el promedio móvil de 7-dias para nuevos casos por día en el Condado de Washoe.  En agosto 1, era de 105.3.
  • 18.4% – tasa de positividad en el Condado de Washoe, según el boletín de la Responsiva a la Salud de NV . En agosto 1, era de 11.7%.

“El impacto que está teniendo COVID-19 y la variante Delta en todos en el Condado de Washoe, en particular a los hospitales, esta llegado a su punto crítico,” dijo Kevin Dick, Oficial del Distrito de Salud en el Condado de Washoe.  “Nuestro sistema de cuidado médico y los sistemas de salud pública están enfrentando la misma escasez que la industria minorista y de servicios y probablemente no podrán soportar otro aumento al mismo nivel que enfrentamos en el invierno.”

“Si espera que más tiempo pase para vacunarse contra COVID-19 o reúsa usar su tapabocas en público, sea consciente de los riesgos inherentes en no hacerlo.  Las vacunas tienen una eficacia del 90% de mantenerlo fuera del hospital o de morir debido a COVID-19, y los tapabocas bloquean las gotitas respiratorias para reducir la transmisión de enfermedad.  Favor de hacer su parte.”

Las vacunas contra COVID-19 están disponibles en el Condado de Washoe en  farmacias locales y tiendas de comestibles, al igual que en el Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks los lunes, miércoles, y sábados de 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Puede llegar sin cita o inscribirse para una cita aquí. No se pueden administrar vacunas si está enfermo o tiene COVID-19 actualmente.

Hay varios Sitios Comunitarios de Vacunación planeados esta semana, incluyendo los Clubs de Boys & Girls de Neil Road, Lemon Valley, y la Calle Nueve, y la Unión Estudiantil Joe Crowley de la Universidad de Nevada Reno  – vea la lista aquí.

Otros recordatorios importantes:

  • Use un tapabocas en público y entornos al aire libre llenos de gente
  • Quédese en casa si no se siente bien
  • Distánciense socialmente
  • Revise el Medidor de Riesgo de COVID de Truckee Meadows en nuestro boletín de COVID-19 (busque la pestaña “Risk Meter”) si le interesa saber cómo el nivel de riesgo sube o baja.  El medidor actualmente está en “Muy Alto”

El Boletín de COVID-19 tiene más información sobre COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe. Favor de notar que solo se reportan 701 muertes relacionadas con COVID-19 hoy pero hemos recibido notificación de cinco más (706 en total) que se mostraran mañana en el boletín.  Tres de los 706 muertos estaban vacunados.

Actualización sobre la 3ra dosis de

Los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) recomiendan a las personas cuyos sistemas inmunológicos están comprometidos moderada o severamente a que reciban una dosis adicional de las vacunas contra COVID-19 Pfizer o Moderna después de las primeras dos dosis.

La tercera dosis estará disponible esta semana en el Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks.  Mas información será distribuida en cuanto se finalicen los detalles.  Revise COVID19Washoe.com y nuestra página de Twitter OVID19Washoe para información actualizada a medida que se publique.

Algunos se refieren a esta dosis como “refuerzo”, lo cual es técnicamente incorrecto. Una dosis adicional se da a personas quienes no han tenido un resultado inmunológico lo suficientemente fuerte después de recibir la serie inicial de vacunas.  Una dosis de refuerzo es una dosis suplementaria que se da a grupos cuya respuesta inmunológica se ha debilitado con el tiempo.  No se recomiendan refuerzos en este momento.  Esto puede cambiar a medida que haya más información disponible.

Se necesitar administrar la dosis adicional 28 días después del régimen de dos-dosis ya sea de la vacuna Pfizer o Moderna.  Aquellos que han recibido la vacuna Janssen (Johnson y Johnson) no son elegibles para recibir una dosis adicional en este momento, según los CDC y la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos.

Actualizaciones sobre investigaciones de enfermedad en el Condado de Washoe

Debido al aumento de casos de COVID-19, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe está priorizando la investigación de enfermedades y rastreo de contactos para los casos pediátricos de 5 a 11 años debido al hecho de que son inelegibles para ser vacunados y al aumento de casos en las escuelas locales.

Se pide a aquellos que han sido diagnosticados con COVID-19 recientemente a que por su cuenta notifiquen a sus contactos con los que han estado cerca a menos de 6 pies y más de 15 minutos en un periodo de 24 horas.  La guía de los CDC dice que aquellos que están totalmente vacunados (dos semanas desde su segunda vacuna de Pfizer/Moderna o dos semanas desde la única dosis de la vacuna Janssen) no necesitan estar en cuarentena al menos que demuestren sintomas.  Aquellos que no estén vacunados debe estar en cuarentena según la guía de los CDC después haber sido expuestos a alguien con COVID-19.

Aquellos que están confirmados con COVID-19 recibirán un mensaje de texto notificándoles que un investigador de enfermedades del Condado de Washoe se comunicará con ellos pronto.  Los investigadores de enfermedades también dejaran correos de voz con un numero de contacto si no está usted disponible.  Para reducir la propagación de COVID-19, es imperativo que coopere con los investigadores de enfermedad y asegurarse que su buzón de correos de voz no esté lleno.

Pruebas de COVID-19 en el Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks y los resultados

Se han expandido las pruebas de COVID-19 en el Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks a cinco días a la semana, lunes-viernes, de 8:30-11:30 a.m.  Para registrarse, vaya aquí.  Anteriormente, las pruebas se hacían los lunes, miércoles, y viernes en el RSLEC, pero debido al aumento de demanda la disponibilidad se ha aumentado.  Las vacunas continúan disponibles solo los lunes, miércoles, y viernes y  aquí puede hacer su cita.

Las muestras de las pruebas de COVID-19 se envían al Laboratorio de Salud Pública del Estado de Nevada y los resultados normalmente se toman de 24-36 horas.  El Equipo de Manejo de Incidentes de COVID-19 del Condado de Washoe está trabajando con los laboratorios del área para reducir la cantidad de tiempo que se toma para recibir resultados.

Embarazos, fertilidad, y COVID-19

Según los CDC, recomienda a todas las personas de 12 años o mayor a vacunarse contra COVID-19 incluyendo mujeres embarazadas, amamantando, tratando de quedar embarazadas o que podrían quedar embarazadas en el futuro.  Mas información puede hallarse aquí.

No hay actualmente evidencia de que alguna de las vacunas, incluyendo la vacuna contra COVID-19, cause problemas de fertilidad en mujeres u hombres.

Para más información sobre COVID-19 en Washoe County, visite el sitio web del Centro de Información Regional.

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.