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The U.S. hasn't contained COVID-19, but all of these public health precautions have certainly done a number on the flu.
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The U.S. hasn’t contained COVID-19, but all of these public health precautions have certainly done a number on the flu.

An image of school lockers.
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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Apr. 12, 2021.

The White House recently announced that it would not create a federal “vaccine passport” requirement, or proof that you’ve gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. Even so, leaders in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Utah have rejected such requirements, using everything from denunciations to executive orders to planned legislation.


An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

7:34 p.m. | April 9. 2021

 

 

Nevada Reports Largest Number of New Cases In Nearly A Month
By Paul Boger

Nevada health officials reported the largest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases in nearly a month. 

A photo from above of a gravel lot. In the front is a line of three cars. In the back right corner, there are four rows of cars. In the back left corner, there is a carport with six entrances. There are cars at every other entrance.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

A COVID-19 vaccination site in Churchill County is offering the vaccine to anyone 16 and older regardless of what county they live in. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck stopped by the site on Thursday to learn more.

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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Apr. 9, 2021.

As more Americans get vaccinated, they're finally preparing for long-delayed vacations. But if they want to visit some big-name national parks in the West, they may need a reservation.

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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thurs, Apr. 8, 2021.

Nick Stewart is sitting indoors and in front of a laptop. He is looking toward the camera with one hand to the side of his face. There is a blue surgical mask set next to his laptop.
Nick Stewart / KUNR Youth Media

As of Monday, all Nevadans 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. KUNR Youth Media reporter Nick Stewart shares this commentary about why he’s looking forward to getting the vaccine.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7:13 p.m. | April 6, 2021

Nevada Continues To Report Fewer Than 200 Daily Cases Of COVID-19
By Lucia Starbuck

Nevada’s COVID-19 test-positivity rate is slowly starting to tick up. 

The latest data from the state shows about 4.4% of all COVID tests are coming back positive. The metric is a key indicator of how quickly the virus is spreading through a community. 

Amid a national rise in COVID-19 cases, Colorado is the latest Mountain West state to ease its mask mandate.

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement issued April 2 that the loosening of a mask order is “a step toward the light at the end of the tunnel.” It eases restrictions for Colorado counties with low transmission rates. The change comes as the state opens up vaccinations to all people over 16.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021.

Un volante digital. La distribución de las vacunas contra la COVID-19 en el norte de Nevada. Una charla virtual por Facebook el miércoles, 24 de marzo a las 5 p.m. hora del Pacífico.
KUNR Public Radio

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Recientemente, la emisora de radio pública KUNR, en asociación con Noticiero Móvil, organizó una charla virtual por Facebook para contestar preguntas comunitarias sobre la distribución de las vacunas contra la COVID-19 en el norte de Nevada. La invitada para la charla fue una representante del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe.  

Michelle Matus / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Apr. 5, 2021.

A compilation of six photos from 2020 and 2021, which includes health care professionals at a COVID-19 testing site, demonstrators for protests or political rallies, Renown Health's COVID-19 care site, vaccine administrators and a food bank volunteer.
(Top row, left) Lucia Starbuck / This Is Reno; (remaining photos) Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Lucia Starbuck has covered the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year for KUNR Public Radio with Report for America, This Is Reno and Our Town Reno. In this photo gallery, she shares her photos from the field.

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El lunes 29 de marzo de este año, la administración de Biden extendió la moratoria de desalojos federales hasta el 30 de junio. Asimismo, el 30 de marzo, el gobernador de Nevada Steve Sisolak extendió la moratoria de desalojos a nivel estatal hasta el 31 de mayo. Las dos moratorias tienen algunos criterios de elegibilidad diferentes.

An image of the Martis Trail in Truckee during the winter.
Amy Westervelt / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Apr. 2, 2021.

Digital event flyer. COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Northern Nevada. A Facebook Live question and answer session on Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
KUNR Public Radio

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With Northern Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout evolving every day, KUNR recently put on a Facebook Live event to address community questions and concerns with the Washoe County Health District.

Reporter Natalie Van Hoozer hosted the Q&A and spoke with KUNR’s Jayden Perez to share takeaways from the conversation.

An image of a person receiving a vaccine shot.
Courtesy of CVS

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021.

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