COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Washoe County is actively responding to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The regional COVID-19 website can be found at www.covid19Washoe.com. Bars in Washoe County can reopen effective Sept. 16, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Read more here

Need a test? Call or go online (En Español) for a risk assessment or call your medical provider, or the Health District at 775-328-2427.

Public gatherings in Washoe County

Public gatherings in Washoe County are limited to 50 people or fewer, per the Governor's directive. Due to elevated transmission of COVID-19 in our community, Washoe County's recommendation is that public gatherings be limited to 25 or fewer and private gatherings be limited to 10 or fewer. 

Businesses with sick employees should not require them to return to work. See Governor's technical bulletin.

Travel Advisory

If you have traveled from any high risk areas, please monitor your symptoms. See high-risk areas here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

Other Resources

 

File complaints about facilities with COVID-19

To file a whistle-blower complaint with OSHA regarding care facilities in Washoe County, you can visit their website here. If someone has been fired, threatened to be fired or has been threatened to not disclose information during an investigation, those facilities will be held accountable.

In addition, to file a complaint with the state about a state licensed facility, you can do so on the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services - Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health website here. Complainants have the option to remain anonymous.

COVID-19 information in other languages

To see the information on this page, and any page on the interenet, users can have information translated through their browser. 

To see CDC information in Chinese, go here.  - 在这里查看CDC信息

To see CDC information in Spanish, go here.  - Ver información de los CDC aquí

For the latest videos of press briefings click here, and here for latest news.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Will a mask help prevent contracting COVID-19? See the latest guidance from the CDC.

How Quickly COVID-19 Can Spread