Info about COVID-19 in Washoe County

Mar 15, 2020 | Local

As we navigate through COVID-19, there are actions we must take to help prevent the spread of the virus and support the health and well-being of everyone. The best ways for people to reduce their risk of getting sick, and preventing COVID-19 are:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, or tissue
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump
  • There is no recommendation to wear masks at this time to prevent yourself from getting sick
  • If possible, work from home


Residents concerned they might have COVID-19 can contact their healthcare provider or telemedicine provider, or call the Health District at 775-328-2427 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) or 3-1-1 after hours. 

This means a few things for us at KWNK as we proceed for the foreseeable future. We are taking precautions by asking DJs who are not feeling well to stay home, and ensuring our volunteers that they are not obligated to record at this time. All volunteers are welcome to take a hiatus from KWNK until we know more about the virus.

For those that continue to record at KWNK, before and after each recording session the studio is being sanitized including microphones, the board, all surfaces, and door handles. 

For now, all KWNK events and meetings have been canceled. We, along with other venues, gathering spaces, event producers, and cultural/public spaces, are answering the call for social and personal responsibility in effort to stave off a serious health crisis and to “flatten the curve” to prevent the COVID-19 situation from becoming much, much worse. 

We also ask that our friends, supporters and other community members join the call for social distancing – even though it’s difficult and certainly not fun. Knowing what we all know now (especially that people can be carriers without knowing; that one can have the illness and be asymptomatic for a number of weeks; AND that our simple actions can be amplified and have grave impact on a taxed and broken system), and seeing what has transpired in Italy, we all have immense responsibility to do the right thing for most vulnerable populations, for our communities, and for each other.

Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these tough times!

Be safe everyone!

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