In his press conference held Thursday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the expansion to capacity limits for a variety of businesses and industries starting on Feb. 15, with another expansion to take place on March 15. On May 1, the state will be transitioning to local authority. Carson City will be working on the plan for this transition.
Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery is available on Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) website, https://gethealthycarsoncity.org
Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccine allocation from the federal government continues to be low. Carson City Health and Human Services’ (CCHHS) continues to order and receive vaccine weekly. As of Feb. 6, CCHHS received 11,975 doses and have administered 11,595 doses. The remaining doses are second doses that will be administered this week.
CCHHS has not wasted a single dose.
The number vaccinated within our community is higher than this since other entities are offering vaccinations. Visit CCHHS website or https://www.immunizenevada.org/county-specific-covid-19-vaccine-plan
to find out all of your options. Carson City’s WalMart is now offering vaccinations.
CCHHS continues to open vaccination events and increase appointments at scheduled events based on the amount of vaccine received. People can register at https://bit.ly/2XF64Cp. We understand the appointment process can be difficult. There are directions on how to register on CCHHS’ website at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccine/. We are asking for our residents to assist the seniors in your life to get registered.
If you click on an event and find that all dates on the calendar are grayed out and it says there are no appointments until June, this means all current appointments are full. That message is a system error and only means events are booked. Please be patient as new events and appointments are opened weekly. If there are events that are reserved for specific workforce or age groups, please do not schedule an appointment for that event; if you do you will be turned away.
The State of Nevada’s COVID-19 Playbook Version 3 is the plan that CCHHS is following. It can be accessed on the Nevada Health Response website - https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/
. This playbook outlines the different priority lanes. It is very exciting to announce that we are adding another group to our list - Community Support Frontline Staff that includes frontline workers who support food, shelter, court/legal and social services, and other necessities of life for needs groups and individuals. The Quad-County region is following the revised playbook and is currently vaccinating the following groups:FRONTLINE / ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE
• General Medical and Surgical Hospital Staff
• Long Term Care Facility Staff and Residents
• Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospital Staff
• Emergency Medical Services Personnel
• Frontline Public Health Workforce
• Frontline Laboratory Workers
• Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
• Outpatient and Home Health Providers
• Nevada Department of Corrections Staff
• Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and National Security Personnel
• State and Local Emergency Operations Managers and Staff
• Education and Childcare Staff
• Nevada System of Higher Education Faculty
• NEW – Community Support Frontline StaffGENERAL POPULATION
• Nevadans 70 Years and Older (started 1/18/2021)
Groups will be notified when they are eligible for the vaccine through a variety of ways including e-mail notifications, community and senior centers, local media, social media, county communications, primary care providers, pharmacies, medical groups, and gethealthycarsoncity.org (CCHHS website).
For information, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline at 775-434-1988. We ask that the public be patient with us during this challenging time. We are aware that the hotline is inundated with calls at different times and the system is not able to handle all the calls; we are working on a solution. We continue to listen to our residents and find solutions to the challenges shared by each health jurisdiction.