April 13, 2020 update regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Reno City Council holds Special Meeting
The Reno City Council held a special meeting today to discuss several items related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council heard a presentation from staff about requirements for grocery stores and other essential business. State guidelines issued April 8 for grocery stores include requirements for the protection of employees and patrons. Council directed staff to develop similar standards for other essential businesses, including requirements for employees to wear masks and gloves and standards for reduced building occupancy. More Council Highlights from today.
Civil Service Commission Meeting
500 positive cases in Washoe County
The Regional Information Center is reporting 39 additional positive cases and 10 recoveries of COVID-19 in Washoe County. Eleven cases were discharged from the hospital.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 500
- Deaths: 12
- Recoveries: 71
- Active cases: 417
- Currently hospitalized: 31
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 39
Virtual Town Hall - Friday, April 17
The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is busy assembling a panel of experts to take the community's COVID-19 business questions in our second Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m. This Virtual Town Hall will feature guests from our regional business community, plus local elected officials. Submit a question online for our business experts. The first Virtual Town Hall took place on April 10.
Nevada DHHS Office of Analytics launches data dashboard
In an effort to provide the public with additional information on COVID-19 cases in Nevada, a new data dashboard created by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Analytics has been launched on the Nevada Health Response website. Information on Nevada’s COVID-19 response can be found on the Nevada Health Response website.