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A Year In The Pandemic: Nevada Timeline

A compilation of six photos from 2020 and 2021, which includes a closed school, Sisolak during a press conference, lawmakers at the Nevada Legislature, a voting site, Renown Health's COVID-19 care site and a Nevadan receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
(Top row, from left) Molly Carnell / The Hitchcock Project; Lucia Starbuck / This Is Reno; David Calvert / The Nevada Independent; (Bottom row, from left) Paul Boger / KUNR; Lucia Starbuck / KUNR; Lucia Starbuck / KUNR
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The image composition above includes six moments from 2020-21: (1) school closures, (2) state press conferences, (3) Nevada Legislature special sessions, (4) 2020 elections, (5) Renown's alternate care site and (6) Nevadans receiving the vaccine.

Nevada announced its first two presumptive positive COVID-19 cases on March 5, 2020. A year into the pandemic, the state has reported nearly 300,000 cumulative cases, and more than 5,000 Nevadans have died. The timeline below encapsulates events and themes from the past year that have impacted Nevadans.

Nevadans have experienced various types of challenges over the past year. To hear how community members endured pain and loss but persevered and stepped up to help one another, listen to KUNR’s hour-long special “A Year In The Pandemic.”

Michelle Billman is a former news director at KUNR Public Radio.
Anh is a contributing editor for the KUNR news team and has been with the station since 2014. She is an alumna of the Boston University School of Public Health and Teachers College, Columbia University.
Lucia Starbuck is an award-winning journalist covering politics, focusing on democracy and solutions for KUNR Public Radio. Her goal is to provide helpful and informative coverage for everyday Nevadans.
Jayden Perez is a former web producer and student reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
Crystal Willis (she/her/hers) is a digital editor at KUNR Public Radio and manages the station’s digital offerings.
Olivia Ali is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in journalism and minoring in history. She is also the editor-in-chief of The Nevada Sagebrush. Prior to working at KUNR, she interned at the Reno Gazette Journal as a reporting intern and at the Sacramento SPCA as a digital marketing analyst intern through the Dow Jones News Fund. After she graduates, she hopes to work in audience engagement or digital media. Outside of journalism, Olivia loves to travel, learn as much as she can and watch reality television when she gets a spare moment.
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