For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Oxarart
775.328.2414 or 775.276.1021
Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is releasing data related to businesses where people with COVID-19 visited while infectious as a reminder that COVID-19 transmission in Washoe County remains high.
The data below does not indicate where a person contracted COVID-19 and should not be interpreted as such.
Supporting local business is important but it must be done safely by wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing and frequent handwashing.
Download the data here. It is broken down into the following categories and data collection goes back to June:
- Workplaces Cases Attended Before Exposure
- Workplaces Cases Attended After Exposure
- Places Cases Visited Before Exposure
- Places Cases Visited After Exposure
COVID-19 antibody (seroprevalence) project update – residents who were invited to participate asked to respond to WCHD
The Washoe County Health District is asking residents who were selected at random to participate in the COVID-19 antibody (seroprevalence) project to respond to the letter and sign up to get the COVID-19 antibody test.
Seventy-one people conducted an antibody test on Saturday at the Health District. Roughly 150 residents have signed up for the project – 290 are needed to make it scientifically relevant. Letters were sent to more than 2,000 residences two weeks ago and follow-up letters were mailed last week. Instructions on how to participate are detailed on the letter.
The goal of the study is to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community. The testing is free. Only residents who received the letter can participate and those who respond will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card.
See more about phase 2 of the COVID-19 seroprevalence study 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.