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REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE APRIL 15
14th COVID-19-related death reported in Washoe County

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Update as of 4.15.20 at 4:15pm:

Reno/Sparks, NV –The Regional Information Center today is reporting the following messages for public awareness and education.

Social Distancing Practices
The Regional Information Center advises our residents to continue practicing social distancing. If you are in the community whether as an essential worker or managing an essential errand such as grocery shopping or picking up medications, please stand 6-feet apart from those nearby. Additionally, the public is encouraged to wear a protective face covering. Social distancing helps flatten the curve, and our essential workers including but not limited to healthcare, grocery and convenience stores, gas stations, postal employees, construction, and transit workers appreciate the public’s diligence. Learn how to make a face covering from the Surgeon General by clicking HERE.

 Alarming spike in vehicle burglaries is a reminder to lock doors

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam reports that his office is responding to an alarming increase in vehicle burglary calls, most of these cases involve unlocked cars. Click here for details and safety tips from the Sheriff’s Office.

 What is the Edison Housing Project?

Numerous public and private partners are proactively planning to respond to an uptick in COVID-19 cases by creating increased capacity for care in our region.

This includes the new housing project set up on the corner of Edison Way and Mill Street in Reno. This will serve as a resource for people that may not be able to isolate in a home of their own. The housing project offers self-contained rooms complete with restrooms and security on premises, for a total of 300 beds, providing a temporary solution for a potential oncoming surge.

Updated Regional COVID-19 Business Operations Guide

The Regional COVID-19 Business Operations Guide is updated with new guidance and directives. The guide summarizes operational restrictions and mandatory closures for certain types of businesses during this public health emergency. In this update, you will find:

  • New restrictions and guidance from the Nevada Health Response in relation to the Governor’s latest directive on:
    • Publicly accessible sporting and recreation facilities that encourage social congregation (such as golf courses);
    • Showrooms for the sale of goods at essential businesses;
    • Places of worship;
    • Real estate showings; and
    • In-home beauty services.
  • Updated alcohol sale guidelines for restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
  • New guidance for grocery stores and other retail businesses providing safety standards for employees and customers.

Please also check out the updated Operational Guidelines for Essential Businesses handout that can be posted at your business establishment. Download the 8.5x11 version or the 11x17 version.

Virtual Town Hall focuses on business - Friday, April 17

The Regional Information Center will take the community's COVID-19 business questions in our second Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m. The town hall will feature a panel of business experts and regional leaders. In total, the community has submitted more than 300 questions; we thank you for your engagement and will try to address as many questions as we can in these virtual town halls.

 The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 

Media Contact:  Adam Mayberry
775.233.3991

Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting that an additional Washoe County resident has died from COVID-19.
 
The deceased was a male in his 70s. It is being investigated if the deceased had underlying health conditions. This is the 14th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County.
 
Washoe County surpassed 100 recoveries and sits at 103. There were 17 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported.
 

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 549 (+17 from 4/14)
  • Deaths: 14 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 103 (+11)
  • Active cases: 432 (+5)
  • Currently hospitalized: 32 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 41 (+0)
 
Hospital bed and ventilator occupancy information in Washoe County as of April 14, 2020.
  • 54 percent of short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since  4/13)
  • 49 percent of the Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+6%)
  • 23 percent of ventilators are in use (+1%)
 
The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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. 


Actualización del Centro de Información Regional para el 15 de abril
Decimocuarto fallecimiento reportado en el Condado de Washoe 

Reno/Sparks, NV - El Centro de Información Regional  informa que un residente más del Condado de Washoe falleció debido al Covid-19.
 
La persona fallecida era una persona del sexo masculino en los 70 años de edad. Se está investigando si el fallecido tenía  condiciones preexistentes. Este es el  decimocuarto fallecimiento en el Condado de Washoe relacionado con el Covid-19.
 
El Condado de Washoe sobrepasó las 100 recuperaciones, con 103 hasta ahora.  Se informa de 17 casos adicionales con resultados positivos del COVID-19.

  • Total de casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Washoe: 549 (+17 del 4/14)
  • Fallecimientos: 14 (+1)
  • Recuperaciones: 103 (+11)
  • Casos activos: 432 (+5)
  • Hospitalizados actualmente: 32 (-2)
  • Casos dados de alta del hospital: 41 (+0)

Ocupación de camas de hospital y ventiladores en el Condado de Washoe hasta el 14 de abril, 2020.

  • 54 por ciento de las camas de hospital a corto plazo para cuidados agudos están ocupadas (+1% desde  4/13)
  • 49 por ciento de las camas de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos están ocupadas (+6%)
  • 23 por ciento de los ventiladores están en uso (+1%)
 
El Centro de Información Regional de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. Encuéntranos 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 Sheriff 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.
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