Un profesor que usa una bolsa de basura como equipo de protección personal.

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Maestros y estudiantes del condado de Washoe han regresado a los salones y ahora tratan de adaptarse a una nueva normalidad durante la pandemia de la COVID-19. El enfoque del distrito para reabrir las escuelas incluye la individualización de materiales y el mantenimiento del distanciamiento social en las clases, lo que podría ser un desafío único en los salones de educación especial. Stephanie Serrano de KUNR entrevistó a una maestra de escuela primaria y nos cuenta esta historia.

A teacher in make-shift personal protective gear.
Photo Courtesy of a WCSD teacher

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Washoe County School teachers and students are returning to school and trying to adapt to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The district's approach to reopening schools includes individualizing materials and maintaining social distance in the classroom, which might be uniquely challenging in special education classrooms. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano caught up with an elementary school special education teacher and has this story.

Sign in front of assisted living facility
Lucia Starbuck / This Is Reno

Arbors Memory Care is an assisted living center in Sparks for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia. In the span of about a month, 14 residents at the facility died from COVID-19. KUNR’s Anh Gray and Lucia Starbuck discuss what led to this outbreak.

Libraries across the Mountain West may be closed, but that doesn't mean librarians are idle. 

Many libraries these days have 3D printers. And that means anyone with a blueprint and the right ingredients can become mini manufacturers of, say, plastic face shields. 

A pile of facial medical masks.
Nicole Miller / Fabrication Lab, University of Nevada, Reno

Health care workers across the nation are struggling with a shortage of personal protective gear, or PPE, as COVID-19 continues to spread across communities. In Reno, a network of makers is coming together to help fill those needs with 3D printing technology.