Hotline - 775-328-2427

More Community COVID-19 vaccination sites planned the next 2 weeks

More Community COVID-19 vaccination sites planned the next 2 weeks

COVID-19 cases on the rise, best form of protection is the vaccine

July 26, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) and community partners have several Community COVID-19 vaccine sites in Washoe County scheduled for the next two weeks.

Appointments are available, but not required, for each of the below sites by going to our website or calling 775-328-2427.

Homebound vaccines are available as nurses can come to your house to administer the vaccine – schedule an appointment by calling 775-328-2427.

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • Sparks Methodist Church, 1231 Pyramid Way, Sparks, Noon-2 p.m.
    • Boys and Girls Club, 3905 Neil Rd., 4-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    • Boys & Girls Club, 325 W. Patrician Dr., Reno, 4-6 p.m.
    • Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • Boys and Girls Club, 2680 E. 9th St., Reno, 7-9 a.m.
    • Great Basin Brewing Company, 846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • Food Truck Friday at Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Dr, Reno, 4-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. 9th St., Building B lobby, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021
    • Virginia Lake near playground, Lakeside Drive & Eastshore Drive, Reno, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021
    • Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 5-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 6, 2021
    • Food Truck Friday at Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Dr, Reno, 4-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
    • Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. 9th St., Building B lobby, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Please follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for any updates to these vaccine events

 

With the rise of recent Delta variant cases, Washoe County Health District and state health officials are urging those who are unvaccinated to consider receiving the vaccine in order to protect yourself, and those closest to you, from the newest variant. The COVID-19 vaccine is proven to reduce the chances of contracting, or being hospitalized from, COVID-19 and the Delta variant. The Delta variant is the most dominant in Washoe County and most people hospitalized with the Delta Variant are unvaccinated.

The vaccine is also readily available for your convenience at the Reno-Sparks Livestock and Events Center (sign up for an appointment here) or at your local drug store. Children between the ages of 12-17 must have a parent with them when receiving the vaccine.

Next drawing for Vax Nevada Days is set for July 29

More than $5 million in cash and prizes will be given to Nevada residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine before Aug. 15. For more information regarding rules and prizes please visit https://www.vaxnevadadays.org.

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

1 additional COVID-19 Delta variant-related death reported – unvaccinated male, 30s, no underlying health conditions

1 additional COVID-19 Delta variant-related death reported – unvaccinated male, 30s, no underlying health conditions

100 new COVID-19 Delta variant cases reported since last week; 218 total

July 22, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19 Delta variant-related death in Washoe County. The deceased is a male in his 30s with no underlying health conditions and had not been vaccinated for COVID-19.

Below are some updated COVID-19 Delta variant numbers in Washoe County:

  • 4 – Total COVID-19 Delta variant-related deaths reported in Washoe County since July 1; all four cases had not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 218 – Total COVID-19 Delta variant cases have been reported in Washoe County, which is 100 additional since the report last week.
  • 19 –Hospitalized Delta variant cases; 17 of those cases were not vaccinated.
  • 66 – Active Delta cases have yet to recover.

“Those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine have the greatest risk of contracting, being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer in Washoe County. “Those who are choosing not to get vaccinated are contributing greatly to the increase in cases. The State of Nevada and Clark County have both reinstated COVID-19 mitigation measures to curb this recent surge and we might be forced to consider similar actions if these increases continue.”  

According to the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 dashboard, the test positivity rate in Washoe County is a 7.7%, which has more than doubled in the last 30 days. The 7-day moving average for new cases per day is at 45, which has doubled in the last 14 days.

According to the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA), there are 39 hospitalized patients in Washoe County who are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, which is up from 22 on June 10. NHA said 64% of licensed hospital beds are occupied in Washoe County.

The state dashboard reports that 56.51% of Washoe County residents 12 years and older are fully vaccinated and 48.17% of all Washoe County residents are fully vaccinated. As a reminder, fully vaccinated persons no longer have to quarantine if exposed to an infectious case and remain symptom free. Those who are unvaccinated must quarantine if exposed.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for protection against COVID-19; however, vaccinated individuals should be aware that no vaccine is 100% effective. COVID-19 transmission is occurring at substantial levels in Washoe County and there remains a risk that vaccinated individuals can be infected if they are exposed to others with the disease. While the chances of being infected are much lower than if an individual is not vaccinated, the risk of infection is multiplied if individuals have multiple exposures through their activities. The risk of hospitalization or death for vaccinated individuals is extremely low even if they do become infected. 

Residents 12 and older are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and to consider information from reliable sources when making the decision to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are readily available and provided free of charge regardless of insurance or immigration status.     

The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Sign up for an appointment here.

Local pharmacies and grocery stores are offering the vaccine as well. See a full list here.

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you need to stay home, isolate from others, and get a COVID-19 test with the Health District.

There are several community COVID-19 vaccine events this week that can be found here, including Friday at Idlewild and Rock parks and Saturday at Northern Nevada PRIDE at Wingfield Park.

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.

 

Several Community COVID-19 vaccination sites planned for this week

Several Community COVID-19 vaccination sites planned for this week

Rise of Delta variant increases need for vaccinations

July 20, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – This week, Washoe County Health District (WCHD) and community partners will be holding several Community COVID-19 vaccine sites throughout Washoe County. The Community Points of Dispensing (PODs) are scheduled to take place at Lazy 5 Regional Park, two Boys and Girls Club locations and Food Truck Friday at Idlewild Park. Walk ins are welcome and appointments can be made at https://vax4nv.nv.gov/patient/s/.

Immunize Nevada is also hosting a COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic on Friday at Rock Park in Sparks and at Saturday’s Northern Nevada Pride event at Wingfield Park.

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – WCHD
    • Boys & Girls Club, 1090 Bresson Ave, Reno, 4-6 p.m.,
    • Lazy 5 Regional Park, 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 – WCHD
    • Boys & Girls Club, 1300 Foster Dr., Reno, 7-9 a.m.
  • Friday, July 23, 2021 – WCHD
    • Food Truck Friday at Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Dr, Reno, 4-7 p.m.
    • Immunize Nevada in partnership with SilverSummit Health Plan, Rock Park, 1515 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021 – Immunize Nevada
    • Immunize Nevada will be providing COVID-19 vaccines and testing at Northern Nevada PRIDE at Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington, Reno, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More details here.

With the rise of recent Delta variant cases, Washoe County Health District and state health officials are urging those who are unvaccinated to consider receiving the vaccine in order to protect yourself, and those closest to you, from the newest variant. The COVID-19 vaccine is proven to reduce the chances of contracting, or being hospitalized from, COVID-19 and the Delta variant. The Delta variant is the most dominant in Washoe County and most people hospitalized with the Delta Variant are unvaccinated.

PODs Food Truck Friday and Lazy 5 park will be administering the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Pfizer vaccines. The Boys and Girls club POD will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. The Janssen vaccine requires just one dose while the Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose three weeks later. Washoe County Health District will return to the Boys and Girls Club site three weeks from the date of administering on Aug. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at various Boys and Girls clubs around Washoe County. Learn more here.

The vaccine is also readily available for your convenience at the Reno-Sparks Livestock and Events Center (sign up for an appointment here) or at your local drug store. Children between the ages of 12-17 must have a parent with them when receiving the vaccine.

Next drawing for Vax Nevada Days is set for July 22

More than $5 million in cash and prizes will be given to Nevada residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine before Aug. 15. For more information regarding rules and prizes please visit https://www.vaxnevadadays.org.

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

Health District has no updated mask recommendation in Washoe County

Health District has no updated mask recommendation in Washoe County

WCHD supports SNHD’s decision to recommend masks for Clark County residents in public settings

July 16, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is providing a statement from the Washoe County Health District in regard to mask wearing in Washoe County. The Southern Nevada Health District announced today that masks are recommended for unvaccinated and vaccinated people in Clark County when in crowded indoor spaces. 

There is no updated mask recommendation in Washoe County at this time. Per the Governor’s Directive and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance, if you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places, and in general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.

“COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations in Washoe County are much lower per capita than Clark County, so the Washoe County Health District does not have plans for such an announcement at this time,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer in Washoe County. “Washoe County, however, has seen a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases occurring over the past week and rising test positivity, so it is certainly not a bad idea for people who are vaccinated to wear masks for further protection from the spread of COVID-19.

Dick added, “People who are unvaccinated are required to wear masks when they are indoors in public settings under the Governor’s Directive, but this does not appear to be occurring. Disobeying the requirement for unvaccinated individuals to wear masks unnecessarily endangers everyone in our community. People should get vaccinated or continue to wear masks.”

The 7-day moving average for new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County is at 34.5. That average is expected to rise – three of the last six days 40 or more daily COVID-19 cases have been reported.

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, 64% of licensed hospital beds in Washoe County are occupied. Thirty-four patients who are hospitalized in Washoe County are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19.  Comparatively, in Clark County, 96% of licensed beds are occupied and 770 patients are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19.

The Washoe County test positivity rate, according to the Nevada Health Response Dashboard, is at 5.9% after being at 2.9% on June 13.

The Health District recommends that all residents get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The vaccines have been proven to be effective against the Delta variant and they are the solution for preventing transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Sign up for an appointment here.  Vaccinations are free and available to everyone 12 and older regardless of immigration status.

Local pharmacies and grocery stores are offering the vaccine as well. See a full list here.

With the Delta variant circulating, which is twice as contagious as the COVID-19 virus was last July, and nearly half of our population still not fully vaccinated, that population is vulnerable to a rapid increase in cases and hospitalizations as we have seen is currently occurring in Clark County. See more COVID-19 information on our dashboard. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you need to stay home, isolate from others, and get a COVID-19 test preferably with the Health District.

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.

COVID-19 Delta variant update in Washoe County: 53 additional cases, 1 death reported

COVID-19 Delta variant update in Washoe County: 53 additional cases, 1 death reported

Total COVID-19 Delta variant-related deaths up to 3, all were unvaccinated

July 14, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19 Delta variant-related death in Washoe County. The deceased is a female in her 50s with an underlying health condition.

There have been 688 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County since March 2020 – three of those cases were confirmed to have the Delta variant through sequencing performed by the Nevada State Public Health laboratory, and none of the three had received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Additionally, we’re reporting 53 additional COVID-19 Delta variant cases for a total of 118 in Washoe County. Of the 118 Delta cases, 11 were hospitalized and four were in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Of the 11 hospitalized cases, only one received a COVID-19 vaccine. Approximately 40 Delta cases are considered “active” and have yet to recover.

“The Delta variant is currently the dominant strain in Washoe County and the state of Nevada,” said Dr. Nancy Diao, Division Director for Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness for the Washoe County Health District. “Our disease investigators are reporting back that cases with the Delta variant are experiencing more severe symptoms lasting more than 10 days. All but one hospitalized case, and all fatal cases, infected with the Delta variant were not vaccinated. It’s extremely important that residents receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.”

Today we are reporting 52 new daily cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County. This is the highest number of new cases reported since May 6. The 7-day average of new cases is now 33.3 which is a 65% increase in new cases in only a week.

With the Delta variant circulating, which is twice as contagious as the COVID-19 virus was last July, and nearly half of our population still not fully vaccinated, residents are vulnerable to a rapid increase in cases and hospitalizations as we have seen is currently occurring in Clark County. See more COVID-19 information on our dashboard. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you need to stay home, isolate from others, and get a COVID-19 test with the Health District.

The vaccines have been proven to be effective against the Delta variant and they are the solution for preventing transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19.

Residents 12 and older are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and to consider information from reliable sources when making the decision to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are readily available and provided free of charge regardless of immigration status.     

The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Sign up for an appointment here.

Local pharmacies and grocery stores are offering the vaccine as well. See a full list here.

There are several community COVID-19 vaccine events this week that can be found here, including today at Sun Valley Community Center from noon-5 p.m., Sparks Middle School from 1-4 p.m. and at Lazy 5 Regional Park from 5-7:30 p.m.

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.

 

First & second doses of COVID-19 vaccine available at three WCSD schools this week

First & second doses of COVID-19 vaccine available at three WCSD schools this week

Other vaccine events at Bower’s Mansion, Sun Valley Community Center & Little Flower Church

July 12, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Washoe County Health District, Immunize Nevada and other community partners are hosting several COVID-19 vaccine events this week.

The Health District is returning to North Valleys High School, Sparks Middle School and Wooster High this week for first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which is authorized for those 12 years and older (12-17 must have parent or guardian present).

The Health District and state health officials are urging unvaccinated residents to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones from the Delta COVID-19 variant. The Delta variant, which is the dominant variant in Washoe County, is much more contagious than other variants and most hospitalized Delta cases are unvaccinated. The COVID-19 is proven to reduce the chances of contracting, or being hospitalized from, COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Below are some community events where you can get the free COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins are encouraged to stop in but appointments are available to some events as well. Links below include appointment registration or more information:

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

The Health District is also providing vaccines at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. To schedule an appointment, visit our website. Appointments are not required but recommended.

Nevada is among states leading the nation in new COVID-19 cases and Washoe County is trending higher as well. The 7-day moving average for new cases in Washoe County is at 28, which is the highest it has been since May 16 (28.6) and is a 40% increase in new cases just in the last week. For more COVID-19 information in Washoe County, see our COVID-19 Dashboard.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect oneself and others from COVID-19 and 99% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. in June were among unvaccinated people.

Next drawing for Vax Nevada Days is set for July 15

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

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