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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Storey County Commission approved a Declaration of Emergency

Today the Storey County Commission approved a Declaration of Emergency related to COVID-19. This simply means that the county will now be eligible for FEMA and other federal financial reimbursement and assistance for costs associated with the situation.

We urge our residents and businesses to be prepared, but not panic. Our team is working diligently to ensure continued quality service to our residents and businesses, and that health and safety is top priority.

The following are important points to consider:

  • All county offices will continue to operate. Modifications will be posted immediately.
  • Certain court dates and functions are postponed. Call Justice Court at 775-847-0962 for information.
  • No known cases of COVID-19 are in Storey County.
  • Consider online bill pay, calling before arriving, social distancing, hand washing and staying home if sick, with extra caution to senior and vulnerable populations.
  • County has stepped up sanitation of facilities, surfaces, and vehicles.
  • The Storey County Emergency Operation Center is on partial-activation status, and the team is monitoring CDC, state agencies, and other important updates for planning and responses.
  • There are no required closures of businesses in Storey County. Our team recommends following safety protocols set by the CDC and Nevada State Health District. Storey County is actively promoting our businesses, especially small businesses, including those in Virginia City, Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, and Lockwood.
  • VCTC is working with event managers and businesses to reschedule large Virginia City events in accordance with CDC 60-day extension recommendations. Full cancellations are avoided where possible.
  • Marketing team is aggressively planning to keep local business open, prosperous, and safe.
  • Hand sanitizers and washing stations are placed on C Street for public use.
  • Senior Services include drive-thru lunches offered in Virginia City and Lockwood Monday-Friday 12:00-1:00 PM – Lockwood must order the day before; Meals-on-Wheels continues and may be expanded where needed; transportation options are offered to stores, doctors, Rx, etc.; case management is available by phone only.
  • Community Chest offering “tele-health” consultation, case management, and food box delivery. Call: 775-847-9311 day and 775-297-1267 in off hours for questions or orders.
  • Federally funded FEMA Drive-By-Swab Pod Test Stations to be placed in Carson City to serve Storey, Lyon, Douglas, and Carson City counties. Lockwood residents may use Washoe County’s stations. Pod location and capacity under development by health districts. None are available yet.
  • Storey County is a member of the Quad-County Health Coalition (Storey, Lyon, Douglas, Carson), a team engaged in local and effective response to the COVID-19 situation.
  • New COVID-19 small business federal relief at: http://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
  • COVID-19 updates provided at Storey County FacebookTwitter, and at storeycounty.org.
  • Storey County schools are of Nevada’s top e-learning programs. Home education running now. See school district for food and other community services during closure time.
     

Call County Manager’s office at 775-847-0968 with questions.
 

Sincerely,
Storey County Team

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