For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Mayberry
Reno, Nev. March 20, 2020. A Washoe County resident has fully recovered from COVID-19 and has been released from self-isolation, the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) reported.
The case is a male in his 30s who had traveled domestically. This is the first Washoe County resident who had COVID-19 to be released from self-isolation.
Four new COVID-19 cases announced in Washoe County
The Health District announced four new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.
- A woman in her 60s who recently traveled domestically
- A woman in her 20s who recently traveled internationally
- A man in his 70s who is hospitalized
- A man in his 50s who is hospitalized
The two female cases are self-isolating and are in stable condition. No further information for the hospitalized patients is known at this time. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.
The total case count in Washoe County is 22. That number includes all cases, both current and those who have recovered.
Reno and Sparks Justice Court suspension of eviction notices
Reno and Sparks Justice Courts have suspended eviction proceedings. In addition, Reno and Sparks Justice Courts and Reno Municipal Court are closed to the public. More information on Reno Justice Court and Sparks Justice Court hours can be found here.
Save the pipes and don’t flush wipes
Washoe County Residents are being asked by the public works agencies to only flush toilet paper and not wipes. Despite some wipes being described as “flushable,” they, in fact, do not break down in the sewer. Only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed.
Things like flushable wipes are not friendly to our lift stations or treatment plants.
School District, Food Bank of Northern Nevada offer free meals for kids
Working in partnership, the Washoe County School District and Food Bank of Northern Nevada are providing free meals for all children, aged 18 and under. See which locations here.
Nevada State Public Health Lab (NSPHL) updates number of COVID-19 tests
The NSPHL announced it will be updating the number of patients tested for COVID-19, Monday-Friday. See the updated count here.
Employer guidance for sick employees
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising employers to not require a note from a healthcare provider in order for an employee to return to work. The CDC recommends that sick employees should stay home. More info here.
For more COVID-19 updates from the regional public information officers, follow us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe.
The COVID-19 Regional Joint Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. 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.