April 22, 2020 update regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Additional COVID-19-related deaths reported in Washoe County
The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths, moving the total to 21 in Washoe County. The deceased are:
- Male in his 70s with underlying health conditions
- Male in his 80s with underlying health conditions
- Male in his 90s with underlying health conditions
Additionally, positive COVID-19 cases in Washoe County has eclipsed 700. Twenty-six additional cases were reported today, moving the total to 710. There were 20 additional recoveries.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 710 (+26 from 4/21)
- Deaths: 21 (+3)
- Recoveries: 195 (+20)
- Active cases: 494 (+3)
- Currently hospitalized: 40 (-1)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 43 (+1)
Washoe County School District to conduct distance learning for remainder of school year
The Washoe County School District (WCSD) received direction from Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Education on Tuesday to conduct distance learning for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WCSD joins with state education and health officials in carrying out this directive because the health and safety of our students and staff members is our highest priority.
WCSD is working to put together the next phase of distance learning materials and will be communicating with families with information about when those will be available. WCSD will also be sending out information to our Class of 2020, their parents, and guardians in regard to graduation ceremonies in the near future.
As a reminder, the distribution of free meals will continue at more than 20 sites around the School District, and that information is available at washoeschools.net. The news release contains further information from Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill.