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Humboldt county report | APRIL 13, 2021

Mobile Vaccination Clinic Will Now Offer Pfizer

UPDATE Tuesday, April 13, Nevada announced it will pause the use of the Janssen—also referred to as the J&J—COVID-19 vaccine at the recommendation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while reports of six serious reactions are investigated.

The Mobile Vaccination Clinic that is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, in Winnemucca, will now offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine to community residents age 16 and older; the Mobile Vaccination Unit will return after 21 days to offer the second dose. Read more here.

Current Vaccination Opportunities

UPDATE The following vaccination opportunities are available in Humboldt County:

  • Humboldt General Hospital offers a vaccination clinic for Humboldt County residents age 18 and older on Wednesdays in the Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room at the hospital. Participants will receive the two-dose Moderna vaccine. For more information or to register, please go here.
  • The Walmart Pharmacy in Winnemucca is offering the Moderna vaccine to all persons age 18 and older. Visit Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine and follow the prompts to view available appointments.
  • The Community Health Nurse is offering vaccination appointments for Humboldt County residents age 18 and older. Please call (775) 623-6575 to schedule.
  • Please remember the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines require two shots to be fully effective. It is very important to receive the second dose of the vaccine at the same location where the first dose was administered. Extra doses are not available to cover missed appointments. Those who need to cancel their first or second dose appointment should call the location where they scheduled their first dose. Information is also available by emailing vaccine@humboldtcountynv.gov. All residents should bring their vaccination cards to their second dose appointments.

REMINDER As Monday, April 5, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to register. As a reminder, Pfizer is the only product that has been approved for those age 16 and 17. Humboldt County continues to work with the Nevada State Immunization Program to onboard additional providers who can help administer the vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINE FAQs

REMINDER We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. We will try to update periodically as we receive more questions and/or information. Review the FAQs here.

REMINDER Humboldt County has established a COVID-19 vaccine recorded information line in both English and Spanish. Call (775) 375-3200 to hear the latest about vaccine allocations, local distribution opportunities and changes as they occur. The line is updated with new information every Monday and Thursday, or as needed, so call frequently to stay up to date.

COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center

REMINDER The State of Nevada has launched a COVID-19 vaccine call center to help residents make vaccination appointments and answer any vaccine-related questions. Any Nevada resident is invited to call the center toll-free number at 1-800-401-0946; the center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. The information that is available through the call center is largely the same information available on Humboldt County’s COVID-19 recorded information line at (775) 375-3200. The state's call center may be especially helpful for seniors or for those who don’t have ready access to a computer. The center has bilingual staff that speak English and Spanish; other languages are available as needed.

Updated Vaccine Prioritization

Please see Nevada’s updated vaccine distribution structure below. The red lined enclosures below show the priority populations in Humboldt County that have been vaccinated or that are currently being vaccinated.

PPE Available to Local Businesses

COVID-19 in Humboldt County

COUNTY CASES  As of Tuesday, April 13, Humboldt County has 1122 cumulative cases, including 1,088 recoveries and 21 active cases. Read more here. One person is hospitalized locally; Humboldt County's death toll remains at 13. Please remember to stay at least six feet away from others, wash your hands frequently, and wear a mask in public—at all times.

COVID-19 GRAPHS Winnemucca City Manager Alicia Heiser has updated our graphs to reflect our latest case, testing and demographic information. Notice the last slide: our wastewater numbers show very little incidence of viral RNA in the city's wastewater system.

COVID-19 TESTING COVID-19 testing locations in Humboldt County include:

  • Humboldt General Hospital Screening Clinic - Humboldt General Hospital Screening Clinic - Offers drive-thru screening for asymptomatic persons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch), and by-appointment screening with a provider for symptomatic persons from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday (closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch; call 775-623-5222, ext. 1379 to schedule an appointment). Located at 51 E. Haskell Street, across from Humboldt General Hospital.
  • Golden Valley Medical Center - Private clinic owned by Nevada Gold offers screening for asymptomatic and symptomatic persons. Call (775) 625-4653 for an appointment.
  • Ridley's Pharmacy - Offers in-vehicle, self-administered asymptomatic and symptomatic testing. Go here and follow the prompts to schedule an appointment.
  • HGH Emergency Department - Those who experience severe COVID-like symptoms should go directly to the HGH Emergency Department, which is open 24 hours a day, or call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.

COVID-19 FAQs Humboldt County has created a list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19. If you have a question that you would like added to the list, please email COVID19@humboldtcountynv.gov.

COVID-19 HOTLINE Humboldt County has joined the COVID-19 Hotline, which is available to direct residents with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough and shortness of breath) and to answer questions. Local residents may call (775) 777-2507 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (please note the change in hours), or text or email questions to COVID19@elkocountynv.net. Se habla español.

COVID-19 in Nevada

NEVADA RESPONSE DASHBOARD The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has updated its data dashboard tool to help Nevadans keep track of statewide COVID-19 numbers. The dashboard also includes vaccine information for each county. View the latest statewide testing and patient data here.

VACCINATION DASHBOARD The State of Nevada has debuted an influenza (flu) vaccination data dashboard designed to provide updates weekly on influenza vaccination coverage rates by county, age and gender across the state throughout the 2020-2021 influenza season; the dashboard also compares rates to the two previous flu seasons. The new tool will help Nevada’s fight against influenza, a critical step in the fight against COVID-19. For more information about the dashboard, go here. To view the dashboard, go here.

Humboldt General Hospital

The HGH Walk-In Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointments are necessary. To access the clinic, please use the main entrance to Humboldt General Hospital.

The main entrance to the hospital is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and the garage entrance is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, all persons entering the hospital should use the Emergency Department entrance. Regardless of entry point, all persons will continue to be screened for fever, respiratory or influenza-like illness, and COVID-19 exposure.

New visitation policies are in place at Humboldt General Hospital. For more information, please go here. Visitation is now allowed at Harmony Manor and Quail Corner. For more information, please go here.

Humboldt County Emergency Management

Following an Emergency Declaration on March 19 by the Humboldt County Board of Commissioners, Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen, along with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Command Staff and Emergency Management Division, have been consistently working with the Nevada Department of Emergency Management, local county government, Humboldt General Hospital, and community partners on the issues surrounding the COVID-19 virus and the impact on our community.

Winnemucca Police Department / Humboldt County Sheriff's Office

The Winnemucca Police Department has resumed fingerprinting services. However, citizens should call ahead at (775) 623-6396 to schedule an appointment. All visitors are required to wear a face mask and to comply with all CDC and Humboldt County Health Board recommendations.

Travelers entering or returning to Nevada are urged to self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days (or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter). Travelers should not visit any public places or come into contact with those who are not members of their household. Employees of essential industries--including healthcare, public health, public safety, transportation and food supply--are exempt from this request. Visit nvhealthresponse.nv.gov for more information.

The Winnemucca Police Department front lobby is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only one person is permitted in the front lobby area at one time for the well-being of citizens and employees. The WPD asks that visitors wait outside of the lobby area or in the care until their turn. Face masks are strongly encouraged; the public is also urged to do business by phone whenever possible. Regarding services, please note:

  • The issuance of dog licenses will resume, but only one member of the public should be in the WPD lobby area at one time.
  • Sex offenders who need to re-register should continue to contact the police department ahead of time to schedule an appointment at (775) 623-6396.

The Winnemucca Police Department has advised they have received requests from HGH patients for transportation home following treatment. The WPD (and other law enforcement agencies) will not offer this service.

Humboldt County School District

UPDATE As of Thursday, April 8, the Humboldt County School District is reporting five new cases of COVID in the district. However, the good news is the district made it almost four weeks with no new cases and no persons in quarantine!

REMINDER The Humboldt County School District will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all students through the entire school year. Read more here.

The Humboldt County School District offers a tech hot line to support distance learning for both parents and students. For more information, go here.

The Humboldt County School District has provided a screening tool for families and staff to use in determining if there are any COVID-related concerns. View the tool here.

Governor Steve Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 028 includes several key aspects for the 2020-2021 school year including:

  • Face coverings are mandatory for all K-12 students and all school staff. Exemptions may be approved by school building leaders if medical conditions are documented by a medical professional.
  • Face coverings are mandatory, without exceptions, for all other adults in school settings, including parents, vendors, volunteers, visitors, and others.
  • Students and staff are required to follow quarantine and isolation protocols and guidelines when a positive COVID-19 case, presumptive case, or contact with a presumptive case occurs.
Humboldt County

REMINDER Disposable facial masks and hand sanitizer are available to small businesses in Humboldt County for use by both employees and patrons . Please contact the Humboldt County Comptroller's Office at (775) 623-6467 to request PPE supplies. Local businesses are encouraged to take advantage of this offer to continue to stay safe and to stay open.

REMINDER The Humboldt County Health Board will meet next beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29. When the agenda is avaialble, including teleconference and video conference information, we will post here.

UPDATE This week, Carson City is flagged for both high case rate and high test positivity. See the updated "County Tracker" below.

Humboldt County offices are open for business. To ensure the safety of employee and citizens alike, each office will have protocols in place. At the County Courthouse, there is a single point of entry at the Sheriff’s office ramp. Individuals wishing to do business with any county office are asked to wear a mask while in the courthouse. The county offices are open from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. daily, except for holidays.

Nevada Health Response has named Humboldt County Health Officer Charles Stringham, MD, as its "Nevada Hero of the Day." Dr. Stringham has worked as a private practice physician in Winnemucca for more than 25 years. As the head of Humboldt County's COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Stringham has worked to educate the public regarding the importance of social distancing and facial coverings. He also began the county’s contact tracing program and has reached out to Humboldt County citizens with respiratory or underlying health conditions to make sure their needs are met as they isolate at home. Thank you and congratulations to Dr. Stringham!

To watch/listen to the Humboldt County Health Board's weekly meetings beginning with Thursday, April 2, please visit here.

Humboldt County Health Officer Charles Stringham, MD, has launched a COVID-19 Facebook page @StopHumboldtCoronavirus. Local information also is available on the Humboldt County Facebook page @HumboldtCountyNV.

The Humboldt County Health Board has launched a Humboldt COVID-19 information page in Spanish: Humboldt Covid-19 Espanol. If you have friends, family or associates who would feel more comfortable receiving virus-related information in Spanish, please share this Facebook link with them or go to @CovidEspanol. Thank you.

All press releases, documents and videos related to COVID-19 are available on the Humboldt County website. The county also has been translating COVID-19 press releases and other important information into Spanish. All press releases confirming COVID-19 cases in Winnemucca since April 1 are available in Spanish. We want to send a big thank you to Assistant County Manager Abel del Real-Nava for his help in making this happen!

Juvenile Services continue to operate. The front door is now open to the public. Any visitor will be screened and required to wear a mask.

  • All individuals, including personnel, who enter the Juvenile Services building are screened for fever and must complete a screening form every time they enter the building. Youth and family members will be required to wear a mask at all times. One will be provided if needed.
  • Only two individuals are allowed in the lobby area at one time and must practice 6 feet of social distancing and wear a mask.
  • Families are asked to call Juvenile Services to address issues over the phone when possible.
  • With regard to adult drug testing, only two individuals may enter the building at one time.
  • Youth drug testing has not changed. However, employees and youth will follow all CDC recommendations.
  • Home visits may occur if deemed appropriate.
  • Family visitations in Leighton Hall are canceled at this time. Youth will be allowed extra phone time, when appropriate, to speak with parent/guardian.
  • Employees, youth, and families who traveled to a known area of high cases or have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case will not be allowed to work or visit Juvenile Services for fourteen days of return.

For Humboldt County-maintained wastewater/sewer systems, please note: With the supply of toilet paper being unpredictable at local stores, Humboldt County would like to remind residents in McDermitt and Paradise Valley to “Watch what you flush." The county's wastewater systems are designed for human waste and toilet paper only. Items such as paper towels, tissues, rags and wet wipes/baby wipes -- even if they say “flushable” -- can cause issues in the wastewater system as well as homeowners' portions of the system. These items do not break down like toilet paper and can cause slower flows and backups within the system.

The Pleasant Senior Center will remain closed until at least Phase 3. The center is working with Nevada's Aging and Disabilities Services Division to ensure seniors get services they need virtually before then. The home delivered meal program continues. Any congregate clients who are sheltering in place and want to be added to the home delivered program may call the center at (775) 623-6211. In addition:

  • SHIP representative, Cookie Richardson is available by telephone Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 623-6211 to make an appointment.
  • CareLaw representative Lora Myles is making appointments for virtual contact. Please call 623-6211 to make a virtual appointment, or contact Lora at (775) 687-4680 or at Lora@Carelaw.org.
  • Seniors should contact their group leader for information or other group meetings/events usually held at the Senior Center.
  • Public transportation has re-opened on a very limited medical necessity basis. Please call 623-6211 to request rides.
  • As always, clients are strongly urged to continue to follow social distancing measures. Stay safe! Please stay home! When it is necessary to go out, stay at least 6 feet from other people. Wash your hands often and well. Use soap! Wear a mask when out in public spaces for any reason. Sit in the sun for a few minutes each day.

City of Winnemucca

The Bode Howard Memorial Pool is open with the following schedule:

The City of Winnemucca has launched an early detection system for COVID-19 that relies on wastewater from homes and businesses to help identify disease clusters before they spread. Over the course of the coming weeks, residents may receive a notification—either by mail or as a hand bill on their door—that notifies them of a possible upward trend in their vicinity and encourages them to be tested at the first sign of symptoms. Read more here.

The City of Winnemucca has implemented a wastewater tracking program to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community. Read more here.

All City parks are open. Please maintain 6 feet of distance from non-household members and wear masks as much as practicable.

The City of Winnemucca continues to operate as usual. City offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For residents' convenience, water and sewer payments may be completed by phone (775-623-6340; 775-623-6338); online at xpressbillpay.com; or by dropping payment in the dropbox at the front door to City Hall, 90 W. 4th Street.

With the supply of toilet paper being unpredictable at local stores, the City of Winnemucca would like to remind its residents to "Watch what you flush." The city's wastewater system is designed for human waste and toilet paper only. Items such as paper towels, tissues, rags and wet wipes/baby wipes (even if they say “flushable”) can cause issues in the wastewater system as well as the homeowner’s portion of the system. These items do not break down like toilet paper and can cause slower flows and back ups of the system.

State of Nevada

NEW Tuesday, April 13, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. to update Nevadans on the State’s COVID-19 response efforts. The press conference will be held at 5 p.m. inside the Old Assembly Chamber of the Nevada State Capitol. The press conference will be streamed on the Governor’s YouTube page here.

NEW Nevada Health Response has issued a statement on a federal “pause” regarding use of the Janssen (J&J) vaccine. Read more here.

April 1, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the“Every Nevadan Recovery Framework,” a State-specific framework for the expenditure of the $2.9 billion the State of Nevada will directly receive from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to help address the effects of COVID-19. Read more here.

March 30, Governor Steve Sisolak announced a two-month extension to the State’s eviction moratorium, which was originally set to expire March 31. Read more here.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending two mobile vaccination units (MVUs) to the state to support equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations in rural and tribal areas where limited medical infrastructure exists. The mobile units will arrive in Nevada on April 5, the same day COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens up to all Nevadans 16 and older. Read more here.

In response to a request by Governor Steve Sisolak to conduct a reevaluation of full- and close-contact sports, the Governor’s Medical Advisory Team (MAT) submitted new recommendations allowing these sports to resume with certain testing and mitigation measures in place for their organized leagues, clubs and associations. Read more here.

March 29, Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Analytics announced several changes to the COVID-19 Dashboard vaccination tab, including vaccine metrics based on county of residence, and the percentage of Nevadans who have been vaccinated that are eligible, as well as the percentage of the total population of Nevadans who have been vaccinated. Read more here.

March 16-18, the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force met with all Nevada counties to discuss the State’s Roadmap to Recovery plan, including a May 1 plan to transition day-to -day management of COVID-19 to local authorities. Humboldt is scheduled to present its transition plan to the state on April 22. Read more here.

March 18, Governor Steve Sisolak announced that more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the State of Nevada through the state and pharmacy allocations that have been reported to Nevada WebIZ. Read more here.

March 17, Governor Steve Sisolak announced two major updates on Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccination timeline. On March 22, vaccination opportunities will be available to all Nevadans aged 16 and older with underlying health conditions, as laid out in the State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook. Vaccination opportunities for this group of Nevadans will be available through the Retail Pharmacy Program. On April 5, ALL Nevadans aged 16 and older will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments statewide. Read more here.

The State of Nevada has announced that as of March 15, the allowable capacity for large gatherings will increase and that the approval process for having a large gathering will be streamlined. These changes have been adopted in Emergency Directive 041. Read more here.

In response to a request by Governor Steve Sisolak to conduct a reevaluation of the existing 25 foot distance requirements between performers and audience members and other live entertainment and musical performance mitigation measures, the state epidemiologist and public health advisors have submitted new recommendations. Read more here.

Nevada has released initial guidance detailing the transition of certain COVID-19 mitigation measures to local authority beginning on May 1. Read more here.

Friday, February 12, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 106, which provides an additional $50 million for small businesses through the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) Grant Program. Read more here.

Sunday, February 14, Governor Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 037, adjusting statewide standards on gatherings and other areas, which will go into effect on February 15. The directive also provides for places of worship to conduct services and gatherings so that occupancy may include up to 50 percent of listed fire code capacity. Read more here.

Friday, February 5, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released a video message announcing a new Equity and Fairness Initiative aimed at ensuring that equity is a cornerstone of all vaccination efforts. Read more here.

Tuesday, February 2, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak highlighted Nevada's COVID-19 vaccination efforts, based on the latest federal and local data. Based on federal data from February 1, Nevada has received 324,275 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and has administered 248,748 doses – or 76.7 percent of doses received in the State. Nevada is currently leading all states and territories in FEMA Region 9 when it comes to percent of doses administered. Read more here.

Monday, January 25, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak wrote a letter to acting Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran regarding the State’s federal allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to publicly available federal data, Nevada has received the second-lowest number of vaccine doses per capita among all U.S. states so far. Read more here and here.

Monday, January 11, the Governor’s Office for New Americans addressed concerns with data privacy protections for undocumented immigrants during the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Read more here.

Nevada Health Response has announced the launch of an updated COVID-19 Dashboard to better serve Nevadans through the State’s COVID-19 response. Furthermore, a new COVID-19 vaccination website has been added and will help direct Nevadans to the most up-to-date information on the status of the vaccine campaign.

Nevada officials have announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available free of charge to all state residents. Read more here.

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has completed its review of the federal process and has concluded the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious for use in the Western States. Read more here.

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed a concurrent and thorough review of the Pfizer Vaccine and has confirmed it is safe and efficacious for public use. The Workgroup provided their confirmation to the governors of Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington Monday, December 14. Read more here. Read the group's findings here.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford is cautioning Nevadans about scams targeting individuals looking for jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Nevada U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has shared COVID-19 resource guides for Nevada residents in English and in Spanish..

Business/Industry

Uptown Market is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The store does offer delivery service based on availability. Call 623-2405 for more information.

Ridley's Family Market in Winnemucca offers special shopping hours for seniors from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. In-store pickup is also available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Saturday. Visit Ridley's online for more information.

Khoury's Market Place in Winnemucca will offer special shopping hours for seniors every day from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. The store will close at 9 p.m. each evening for cleaning and re-stocking.

Walmart is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The store and Pharmacy is open exclusively to residents age 60 and older from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesdays.

Organizations / Other

The Frontier Community Coalition has shared the flyer below. Special thanks to Rural Regional Behavioral Health Coordinator Valerie Cauhape Haskin for sharing this important information for residents in crisis.

HELP Would you be willing to write a letter of hope and encouragement to a Long Term Care resident in Harmony Manor or Quail Corner? Seventeen-year-old Lowry High School graduate Aidan Maher is asking for the community's help as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project. Check out the details here.

HELP The Humboldt Connection Suicide Prevention Task Force is asking for the community's help to create "Hope Bags" for COVID-19 patients who are either in the hospital receiving care or are self-isolating at home. These bags will contain activities to address fear, anxiety, isolation, and hope so that individuals can feel supported during this critical time. The group is looking for donations to include within the Hope Bags such as adult coloring books, colored pencils and pens, calming activities, essential oils, word searches, Sudoku, craft projects, kindness rocks or anything that may increase hope and help patients recover. Items may be dropped off at Juvenile Services, 737 Fairgrounds Road; personnel there will put the bags together and then share them with HGH Social Worker Jennifer Slovernick for distribution. Already-assembled bags also are welcome. For questions, please contact Pauline Salla at (775) 623-6382 or email at P.Salla@hcjsnv.com. To date, the group has given away 82 bags; another 20 youth bags are ready to go.

HELP The Humboldt Connections Suicide Prevention group is looking for volunteers who are trained in ASIST and would be willing to be placed on a rotating on-call schedule to receive calls from individuals within the community who are at increased risk for suicidal ideation, anxiety surrounding COVID-19, and overwhelming feelings of isolation. The group believes a local response to individuals at risk will be more beneficial than sharing a national hotline. If you are willing to take part in this project, please contact Pauline Salla immediately at (775) 623-6382 or email at P.Salla@hcjsnv.com.

The Poke 'N' Peek has re-opened with safety measures in place. Wearing face masks is a requirement to enter the store. The Poke will provide a kerchief for face covering if a customer has no mask. Only 15 customers may be in the store at any time; only two customers may be in the Book Room, the Plus Size Room and the Kid’s Room at any one time. Social distancing must be practiced as much as possible; there will be markings on the floor (with masking tape) where customers wait in line to check out at the cashier station. Only five people will be permitted in the yard at any one time. The Poke is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The Frugal Flamingo has re-opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; a limited number of customers are allowed at one time. No children will be allowed at this time. The store will accept donations during business hours ONLY.

Age- and Dementia-Friendly Winnemucca and Humboldt County Coordinator Gini Cunningham has shared a wonderful list of COVID-related resources for elderly and cognitively impaired residents: The Sanford Center for Aging (University of Nevada Reno) compiled a list of COVID-19 resources: Sanford Center for Aging; Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD); CDC video (What older adults need to know); CDC information for professionals coordinating home care and isolation of people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19; The Gerontological Society of America; AARP; Alzheimer's Disease Research Center video for older adults; Alzheimer’s Disease International: Dementia Care during COVID-19; Alzheimer’s Association: COVID-19 Tips for Caregivers; American Geriatrics Society; National Council on Aging; National Association for Area Agencies on Aging.

The Winnemucca Food Bank is resuming normal business hours, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Only 2-3 clients are allowed into the building at one time to maintain social distancing, while allowing for more choice of the fresh produce available.

The Soup Kitchen is continuing to serve meals Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 138 W. Winnemucca Boulevard. Meals are provided in a take-out or sack lunch format at the top of the steps by the building to comply with health and safety precautions currently in place.

The Frontier Community Action Agency is open by appointment only. Applications are available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A drop-off box is outside the office. The Temporary Food Assistance Program distribution takes place the third Friday of the month via drive-thru. The SNAP Rural Outreach Representative in the office every Tuesday. The Virtual Welfare Family Services Specialist II is available via SKYPE every Thursday. Please call the office at (775) 623-9003 to schedule an appointment. The FCAA still encourages all applicants to apply online; paper applications will be available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday outside the FCAA office for pickup; they also can printed using this link. Thank you to the Winnemucca Post Office for lending the FCAA the use of a drop box!

Great Basin College's spring semester is ready to begin. The physical campus is largely closed to the public, but is still providing services to the community. Please call (775) 623-4824 or email. Directory information is available online and many services can be completed through the college's website.

The Family Support Center has moved to 1200 East Winnemucca Boulevard. The building is located directly across from Bosch Motors. For questions, please call (775) 623-1888.