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May 12, 2020 update regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Post Date:05/12/2020 4:03 PM

Additional COVID-19-related death reported

The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19 related death in Washoe County: A male in his 40s with no underlying health conditions. This is the 40th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County. There were also 16 new COVID-19 cases and 10 recoveries in Washoe County.

For the first time, the number of COVID-19 recoveries (539) is greater than the number of active COVID-19 cases (537):

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,116 (+16 from 5/11)
  • Deaths: 40 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 539 (+10)
  • Active cases: 537 (+5)
  • Currently hospitalized: 44 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 97 (+3)

Local governments still closed to the public

In Governor Sisolak's Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada guidelines for the state's Phase 1 reopening, it was determined that local governments have the authority to determine the timeline for reopening offices currently closed to the public. The City of Reno would like to remind the public that most of our offices, including Reno City Hall, remain closed to the public. The Building, Business License, Planning and Engineering Departments (Community Development), located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, is open to the public for drop off/pick up services only. Community Development staff is still working remotely and not available for in-person assistance. If necessary, the public must enter City Hall via the 1st Floor entrance on Virginia Street.

For more information on modified City of Reno operations, visit, and click on the "Are City facilities and programs open?" tab. Local governments appreciate the public's patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. More office openings are expected to occur once the state is able to transition into Phase 2.

More Regional Information Center updates for May 12, 2020

En Español 

El Centro de Información Regional de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. ACTUALIZACIÓN DEL CENTRO DE INFORMACIÓN – 12 DE MAYO

Live public comment now available for Council meetings

Citizens can now register in advance for live public comment during the upcoming May 13, 2020 Reno City Council meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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