Governor to hold State of State Press Conference tonight
Be sure to tune in at 6 p.m. tonight 1/19 to hear Governor Steve Sisolak tell us how our state is coping with all that has been going on in 2020 and what we expect might be the legislative priorities for the remainder of 2021 as we still rage the battle against COVID-19. The legislature will begin their session on February 21.
Tune into your favorite local news channel to view the virtual address which is a break from the tradition of appearing before the entire legislature within the legislative buildings. So many traditions have been broken this year.
You’ll hear some of the stats tonight, but think this budget recap by the Nevada Independent will be helpful in trying to decipher what’s ahead.
COVID-19 vaccinations begin in
Quad County Region for older population
It’s been a bit of a hassle getting the new vaccines because not only are seniors over 70 now being vaccinated, the first two tiers – health care and education personnel – have been lining up as well to receive either first or second shots and there’s just not enough vaccines on hand to accommodate all. The first round of vaccines for seniors was “sold out” fast. CCHHS is working on the website to make it easier to make reservations. Keep trying to get your appointment online as in the below information by logging on Tuesdays when the next round of shipment is ordered. It’s frustrating, we know, but the demand currently exceeds the supply. Just keep trying. This is almost like a lottery!
Quad-County seniors aged 70 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS).
If you are part of a medical group, you should be receiving a call or email re scheduling an appointment.
Or, if you have a health care provider, that provider should be in contact with you. They can only make appointments for the same week since they never know the amount of vaccine that will be available.
Proof of residency and age will be required at time of vaccination. If an individual does not have a driver’s license, documentation of current address and date of birth will be accepted. For questions or assistance scheduling, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline at 775-434-1988 or your provider or medical group.
Groups will be notified when they are eligible for the vaccine through a variety of ways including community and senior centers, local media, social media, county communications, primary care providers, pharmacies, medical groups, and gethealthycarsoncity.org
We wanted to see approximately how many seniors would need to be vaccinated in our Quad County Region, so we used U.S. Census Bureau stats to give us some idea. Carson City remains the city with the lowest number of over 65 in the region with Storey the highest. The Census Bureau does not break down the 70 plus, so you can deduct perhaps about 5% (guessing) of these totals. Many states are now vaccinating those beginning at age 65.
55,916 x 19.8% = 11,071 Carson City
48,905 x 29.7% = 14,523 Douglas County
57,510x 21.2% = 12,190 Lyon County
4,123 x 32.2% = 1,327 Storey County
Carson City Health and Human Services and various health care providers will be vaccinating approximately 37,500 seniors within our region.
Carson City: Calm before the storm?
Or is everything going to be all right with the world after all? The expected crowds in Carson City didn’t materialize this weekend with only one lone woman protesting the protesters who never showed, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all is calm and all is bright for Wednesday’s inauguration day as we begin yet another chapter in our history. The new president is expected to take the oath of office at noon (9 am our time)