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Washoe County Reports 22 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

Washoe County reported 22 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, and no deaths, 13 patients have recovered from COVID-19. That makes 143 cases in Washoe County. A Truckee Meadows Firefighter and two Reno Police officers are among the new patients.MORE

Washoe County Establishes “Quarantine Housing”

Washoe County has set up “quarantine housing” at Mill Street and Edison Way for families who need alternative housing, if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Each trailer consists of five rooms, each with their own private bathroom, a queen size bed, and closet and storage space. Seven of the trailers are expected to be…MORE

Nevada Governor Issues New Travel Advisory

Governor Steve Sisolak has issued a new travel advisory for those returning to Nevada. They are being directed to self quarantine for 14 days. The Governor says we need to continue to take preventive measures to flatten the curve. He’s also advising against any unnecessary travel, and urges aggressive self distancing for anyone traveling across…MORE

Grand Sierra Resort Sponsoring a Vitalant Blood Drive Today

Grand Sierra Resort has joined with Vitalant to sponsor a blood drive Wednesday through through Saturday at the Reno Donation Center. To donate appointments are required to maintain social distancing. Appointments can be made online at or by calling 329-6451. Vitalent is at 1125 Terminal Way in Reno.MORE

CCW About to Expire? You Can Get an Extension

Some good news for anyone with a Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW) that has expired or is about to expire. Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced, his office will grant a 120-day temporary extension. This applies to any CCW that has expired or will expire on or after March 12th. Sheriff Balaam says the temporary extension…MORE

Washoe County Woman Loses Her Husband to COVID-19

The first person in Washoe County has died from the Coronavirus. KOH’s Daniela Sonnino spoke to the wife of Bruce McCallister, who did a lot for his community in his 47 years. Bruce also leaves behind a ten year old son.MORE

Washoe County Provides a Coronavirus Update

At Monday’s Emergency Operations Center Joint Press Conference Chairman Bob Lucey of the Washoe County Commission, expressed sympathy for the family of the first person to die in Washoe County of Covid 19, and urged all citizens to take steps to protect themselves and others. He also expressed thanks to the medical community– Lucey and…MORE

BLM Holding Adopted Horses Through The Pandemic

The Bureau of Land Management wants to reassure wild horse adopters, they’re prepared to take care of any horses in holding, until lockdowns are lifted. They’re shooting for July for February adoptions.MORE

Washoe County Distance Learning Begins Wednesday

Due to the current state of emergency declared by the Governor, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) will formally launch its distance learning plan tomorrow (wed). The District is providing educational materials online and in paper packets. Families who have internet access at home can access online materials, families who do not have internet accesscan…MORE