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Posted on: November 13, 2020


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 Lyon County has been flagged for more than two weeks with an elevated disease transmission. Lyon County has experienced five weeks of COVID test positivity higher than 8% of people tested and a cases rate per 100,000 population greater than two hundred. The County has provided the Nevada COVID Task Force with two assessment and action plans. The County in coordination with Carson City Health and Human Services provided the Task Force with comprehensive reports.

The latest report explains the majority of those positive cases (58% or 87 cases) were from contact with a COVID case, visiting a grocery or retail store (32% or 48 cases), and eating at a bar or restaurant (18% or 28 cases).  There were two cases associated with the Mason Valley Residence outbreak during this period.  Fifty-five percent of cases stated they attended work while symptomatic, potentially leading to worksite spread. Approximately (69% or 60 cases) of those that had contact with a COVID case were in a family setting.

Lyon County expressed concern that with number of positive cases being in a family setting what will happen in the upcoming holiday season. Lyon County has internally taken action, based upon the Governor's press conference on November 10, 2020, by issuing directives to all offices and departments enhancing the directive to wear face coverings at all times while at work and reiterating existing policies and practices to reduce the COVID spread. County Manager Jeff Page advised all Department Directors and Elected Officials to have employees work from home where possible. All Lyon County Offices will remain open until directed otherwise.

Lyon County has and will continue to work with the State of Nevada and it's regulatory agencies to reduce the spread of COVID in Lyon County. Lyon County asks residents and businesses to follow the recommendations of the CDC and to consider how they are going to celebrate the holiday season with family.

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