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New COVID-19 cases reported in Carson City and Douglas; area total 11

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the total number of cases in the Quad-County region to 11. 

The two cases are:

  • A female Carson City resident in her 30s with recent travel history 
  • A male Douglas County resident in his 30s with recent travel history
CountyTotal CasesActive CasesRecoveredDeaths
Carson City5500
Douglas County5500
Lyon County1100
Storey County0000
TOTAL111100

According to the Nevada Health Response Dashboard, statewide number show:

  • 621 Cases, 10 Deaths
  • 8,522 tests have been conducted
  • 7,901 tests have come back negative

All cases are self-isolating and are in stable condition. Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.

Carson City Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Hotline is staffed 7 days a week. Monday thru Friday it is staffed 8am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am-4:30pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.

Stay informed. The COVID-19 situation is changing frequently. For updates and more information on COVID-19 visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/.

Secretary of State orders Nevada’s June primary to be all mail-in voting

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavaske says the June 9 primary election will be conducted entirely by mail-in voting.

The announcement says that all active, registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot for the primary election and that voters don’t have to take any action to get that ballot.

It does not say how so-called inactive voters — who number in the hundreds of thousands and are more heavily Democratic and non-partisan — will receive ballots.

It also doesn’t say what will happen with the early voting schedule set to begin in mid-May.

The announcement urges people to register to vote now. In addition, those who may be listed as inactive voters should contact their county registrar and make sure they are listed among the active voters.

The announcement says the decision was made to protect the health and safety of Nevada voters.

“The priority of the Secretary of State’s elections division is to ensure every eligible Nevadan has the opportunity to safely vote in the primary election and that the integrity of the election is maintained,” said Elections Deputy Wayne Thorley.

He said for those who have issues with the ballot received in the mail, there will be at least one in-person polling location in each county for the primary.

The announcement does ask people to confirm their voter registration information and update their information including their mailing address at : www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov to ensure you receive a ballot and can vote.

For the full release, click here

3.5 quake reported Saturday night follows Friday’s 4.5

A 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday night at 7:53 p.m.

The quake is the latest in a series of quakes that have hit since a 4.5 hit Friday night in the Prison Hill area.

In the last 12 hours, about 20 quakes have been reported, all very minor.

Earlier Saturday, NDOT said the bridges in the area didn’t sustain damage from Friday’s 4.5 quake.

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M3.5 Earthquake – Nevada

Magnitude3.5
Date-Time22 Mar 2020 02:53:14 UTC21 Mar 2020 19:53:14 near epicenter21 Mar 2020 18:53:14 standard time in your timezone
Location39.117N 119.728W
Depth9 km
Distances5.9 km (3.7 mi) NE of Indian Hills, Nevada6.2 km (3.9 mi) SSE of Carson City, Nevada25.4 km (15.7 mi) N of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada30.1 km (18.7 mi) NE of South Lake Tahoe, California45.8 km (28.4 mi) ESE of Truckee, California
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
ParametersNph = 18; Dmin = 10.0 km; Rmss = 0.13 seconds; Gp = 40°
Version = 719846 
Event IDnn 00719846 

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Nevada Seismological Laboratory
University of Nevada, Reno

http://www.seismo.unr.edu

4.5 earthquake reported near Prison Hill; aftershocks reported

Update From Nevada Seismological Laboratory:

RENO — The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports a magnitude 4.5 earthquake located near the south end of Carson City at 6:33 p.m. on March 20. More than 6,000 people reported feeling the earthquake and posted their response on the USGS Did-You-Feel-It Website. The location of the event is Latitude: 39,1112N; Longitude: -119.7316N; with a depth of 5 miles.

The event was felt as far away as the Sacramento Valley, Merced and Fresno. Light shaking was reported in Carson City. 

“The earthquake is in an area that has experienced earthquake swarm behavior, on-and-off, for several years,” Ken Smith, seismic network manager at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, said. “There have been about two dozen ongoing small aftershocks which is expected for an event of this size.”.

Updated information for activity associated with this earthquake is available at http://www.seismo.unr.edu.

The Nevada-Eastern California border region has a history of large damaging earthquakes and citizens should always consider earthquake preparedness. Information is available at the Great Nevada Shakeout website or at www.readywashoe.com.

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory, a public safety information service department at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a member of the USGS Advanced National Seismic System (http://www.anss.org) and operates a network of about 150 real-time seismograph stations throughout the region providing earthquake information to Nevada citizens, the USGS, and local and state officials.

YouTube video posted by user Old Radios & Phonographs:

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Original posts:From Dayton to Reno to South Lake Tahoe people across the region felt a 4.5 earthquake that happened at 6:33 p.m. The quake was reported near Prison Hill.

The quake was originally reported as a 5.0 but was downgraded to a 4.5 by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Minor damage — items falling off shelves and walls — was reported. A social media of the south Carson City Walmart shows broken glass in an aisle. Scanner traffic reported gas being shutoff at one house.

A second quake — an aftershock — a 2.0 was reported at 6:47 p.m. More aftershocks about 15 in total have occurred by 8:30, with the largest being a 2.5

For more information: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nn00719663/executive

M5.0 Earthquake – Nevada

Magnitude5.0
Date-Time21 Mar 2020 01:33:34 UTC20 Mar 2020 18:33:34 near epicenter20 Mar 2020 17:33:34 standard time in your timezone
Location39.120N 119.671W
Depth1 km
Distances9.2 km (5.7 mi) NNE of Johnson Lane, Nevada
9.6 km (6.0 mi) ESE of Carson City, Nevada
26.5 km (16.4 mi) NNE of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada
34.2 km (21.2 mi) NE of South Lake Tahoe, California
28.9 mi S of Sparks, Nevada

M2.0 Earthquake – Nevada

Magnitude2.0
Date-Time21 Mar 2020 01:39:37 UTC20 Mar 2020 18:39:37 near epicenter20 Mar 2020 17:39:37 standard time in your timezone
Location39.115N 119.735W
Depth8 km
Distances5.4 km (3.3 mi) NE of Indian Hills, Nevada
6.1 km (3.8 mi) SSE of Carson City, Nevada
25.2 km (15.6 mi) N of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada
29.6 km (18.3 mi) NE of South Lake Tahoe, California
45.3 km (28.1 mi) ESE of Truckee, California
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.3 km
ParametersNph = 8; Dmin = 12.0 km; Rmss = 0.08 seconds; Gp = 186°
Version = 719669 
Event IDnn 00719669 

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Nevada Seismological Laboratory
University of Nevada, Reno

New round of snow, rain and wind set for Carson City

This weekend will be a good chance to get outside — WHILE observing social distancing guidelines, of course — but the beginning of the work week will bring the beginning of another storm system, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday and Sunday are expected to be clear with highs in the mid 50s before snow in the mountains, a mix at lower elevations and strong winds moves in late Sunday.

Snow and rain will continue through Wednesday at least, the NWS said, with snow levels Monday night falling to the Eagle Valley floor.

The NWS forecast for Carson City

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Calm wind.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 57.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain after 11 p.m. Snow level 6,700 feet lowering to 6,000 feet after midnight . Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Monday: A chance of rain. Snow level 5,500 feet rising to 6,100 feet in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Monday night: A chance of rain before 11 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow. Snow level 6,100 feet lowering to 4,700 feet after midnight . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Tuesday: Rain and snow likely. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

Tuesday night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Wednesday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Carson City School District begins plans for remote learning

The Carson City School District (CCSD) recognizes the situation regarding COVID-19 is very fluid, with conditions changing rapidly. Therefore, the following actions are being taken to best meet Governor Sisolak’s expectations in unprecedented circumstances.

  1. Tuesday, March 17, all school employees should continue to work as directed by their site administrator or school principal.
  2. Certified employees who can work from home should do so, under the coordination of their site administrator or school principal.
  3. As stated by Governor Sisolak, social distancing is not a one-size-fits-all – people should manage communication and meetings based on individual discretion.
  4. Deep cleaning and sanitizing of all the buildings will continue.
  5. Ill employees should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  6. Older people with underlying health conditions should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  7. Nutrition Services will provide free lunch and breakfast for all Carson City School District students and siblings ages 18 and under beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the first pick-up containing lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning.
    1. Meal pick-up hours of service will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    2. Locations will include the following (please view maps and drive-thru directions here):
      • Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Drive
      • Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King Street
      • Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road
      • Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road
  1. Meals will include lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning
  2. Meals will be served in bags in a “grab ‘n go” style either in a drive-thru or walk-up method
  3. In order to receive a meal, ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT (in the vehicle or with their parent).
  4. We will be working with the city to implement traffic speed reductions during these peak hours around the locations.
  5. Students should not consider the school closure as an extended Spring Break.
  6. Teachers will have all Third Quarter grades finalized and entered by the end of the day Wednesday, March 18.
  7. Beginning Thursday, March 19, teachers will be building lesson plans and materials for students to work on remotely each week.
  8. Beginning Monday, March 23, students will begin remote learning via distance teaching methods available through weekly materials provided on each school’s websitehomepage or printed packets available for pick-up from the school’s office.
  9. Student engagement and participation will be documented.
  10. Students will be able to retrieve any items or materials left at the school prior to the closure. Visits to the school should be coordinated with site administrator or school principal.
  11. No community events will be allowed at any building site or school.
  12. Please be aware that conditions associated with the school closure may change at any time.
  13. More guidance will be provided if details change.

The Carson City School District encourage parents to assist in the effort to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 by keeping their children at home, by avoiding large private gatherings (more than 10 people), reinforcing proper hygiene techniques and maintaining social distancing. CCSD will react to all changing conditions associated with the virus or guidance from governmental agencies.

Please continue checking the Carson City School District websitecarsoncityschools.com and our social media sites Facebook,Twitter and Instagram for further updates.

Carson City announces government closures

Carson City officials are continuously monitoring the level of risk of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) to the community. In close coordination with Carson City Health and Human Services, the City Manager’s Office along with City departments in an abundance of caution are coordinating the closure of some offices to take additional measures to slow the spread of respiratory viruses. As closures are announced please visit carson.org/covid19 for information and updates about government services. 

City services such as the Assessor and Treasurer will remain open to the public, however residents are encouraged to use the City’s online services whenever possible rather than coming into a City building. Residents can pay online at http://www.carsonpayments.com/, or use the payment box located behind City Hall on Plaza St.

Carson City Sheriff and Carson City Fire Department will continue to respond to emergency and nonemergency calls. Public safety personnel have been trained and equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and will continue to serve the public with the usual high standard of response and protection. Remember, only call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Carson City Sheriff’s Office will not offer fingerprinting services at this time, all other services are available. Carson City Fire Department Administrative Office at Station 51 will not be open for walk – in services, however members of the community can call (775) 887-2210, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The County Clerk’s Office would like to remind anyone who has concerns about appearing at a polling location may send a written and signed request for an absent ballot to the County Clerk’s Office. The deadline to request an absent ballot for the Primary Election is May 26, 2020. Absent Ballot Request Forms are available online at www.carson.org/elections or you may contact the County Clerk’s Office at elections@carson.org or (775) 887-2087. Effective March 21, 2020, the Marriage Bureau will be closed on Saturdays and will not be facilitating wedding ceremonies until further notice.

Carson City Public Works administration building, located at 3505 Butti Way, will be closed to walk – in services. For new water/sewer service, applications can be submitted online at carson.org/utilities, residents can also call (775) 887-2355, or email Utilitybilling@carson.org. Those without a scanner can take a picture of the application and send it. There is a drop-off mail slot on the front door, at 3505 Butti Way. Residents can pay online athttps://payments.carson.org/Click2GovCX/index.html.

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Administration Officeand Lone Mountain Cemetery will still be open for business, but the City strongly encourages the public to try and conduct most business by phone or email where possible.  Decisions on canceling Camp Carson Spring Break, Underwater Egg Hunt, sports tournaments and other activities beyond April 6 will be made at a later date and in compliance with direction from the Governor, Carson City Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space facilities and programs will be closed/cancelled and full refunds will be given for all participants impacted by these cancellations/closures for the duration of March 17-April 6: 

•                      Carson Aquatic Facility:  All aquatics programs and classes, including Carson Tiger Sharks Swim Team and scheduled swim meets

•                      Carson City Community Center and Fuji Park (all programs and classes) 

•                      Adaptive Programs: Movers and Doers

•                      Capital Kids Before and After School Program

•                      Multipurpose Athletic Center (MAC)

•                      Youth and adult sports (MAC and Carson Middle School)

•                      All organized and permitted sports activities at Pete Livermore Sports Complex, Governor’s Field and Centennial Park.  Includes all Youth Sports Association Activities and sports tournaments.

•                      Interpretive hikes  

•                      Parks and Recreation Commission April 2 meeting

Carson City Community Development, located at 108 E. Proctor Street, will be closed to the general public, March 17 through April 6, or until further notice. The public will continue to be able to apply for a building permit, business license, or zoning permit through the online permit portal at permitcenter.carson.org. Permits will continue to be processed while the offices are closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Those who need assistance can contact the applicable division by phone or email as follows:

•                      Building Permits: 887-2310 or bldgdiv@carson.org

•                      Business License: 887-2105 or businesslicenses@carson.org

•                      Planning & Zoning: 887-2180 or planning@carson.org

•                      Code Enforcement: 887-2599 or codeenforcement@carson.org

•                      Development Engineering: 887-2300 or spottey@carson.org

The Carson City Senior Center is closing the Senior Center to the public March 17 through April 6. All activities, programs and meeting areas are closed to the public and will resume after April 6 or when the State Medical Officer evaluates the public health risk and determines it is safe to resume normal operations.

  • Congregate (on-site) lunch will be available by drive-thru, Monday – Friday, 11-12 p.m., for seniors age 60 and over at the Senior Center main entrance, 911 Beverly Drive.

•                      Meals on Wheels will operate as normal.

•                      Case Management will be available by phone appointments.

•                      If you are a senior in need of services, please contact with the Senior Center at (775) 883-0703.

The Carson City Library is taking steps to ensure a smooth closure of the library to the public should it become necessary. At this time, public computers and meeting rooms are unavailable. Although operating hours are reduced to 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, the library remains open to the public for the time being.

Department of Carson City Arts and Culture is canceling the following:

•                      Carson City Cultural Commission Meeting, March 17, 2020

•                      All Randy Cohen ‘Art and Economic Impact’ presentations March 17 and March 18 at various locations.

•                      ‘First Lady Presents…Ronnie Rector’ Art Reception March 27, 2020 at the Governor’s Mansion.

The following public meetings will still take place as regularly scheduled:

•                      Board of Supervisors

•                      Planning Commission

•                      Regional Transportation Commission 

•                      Carson City is actively working to provide alternative options for calling in or commenting on-line to reduce in person public contact.

For health information and updates visit GetHealthyCarsonCity.org. Carson City Health and Human Services developed a public hotline, (775) 283-4789, devoted to keeping the community up-to-date and informed on COVID-19. The hotline will service Douglas, Lyon and Storey County as well as Carson City residents. The line will be staffed Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions and concerns.

All Nevada K-12 schools to be closed until at least April 6

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Sunday that all K-12 schools in the state will be closed Monday until at least April 6 in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Sisolak says the closure includes all public, private and charter schools.

Carson City Schools were scheduled to be off on Monday.

In the Clark County School District, which is the fifth largest in the nation, students were expected to be on spring break from April 3-10.

In the second most populous district, Washoe County, students began their two-week break on Friday.

Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara said the closure is a proactive step to combat coronavirus in schools.

As of Saturday, health officials have announced 21 cases of coronavirus in Nevada with 16 cases in Clark County, four in Washoe County and one in Carson City.

Meanwhile, Las Vegas has been hit hard by convention cancellations, a decline in visitation and layoffs at Strip resorts and related industries.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that many shoppers continue to stock up on food and some household supplies at supermarkets and big-box retailers.

Clark County and Las Vegas business leaders tried Sunday to calm the public’s fears as some residents keep panic shopping in the city over concerns of the coronavirus.

At a news conference Sunday, the vice president of risk management for a local trucking company said companies are pushing out more products to meet the sharp increase in demand.

County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick said people should buy up to two weeks of supplies, but not stock up for a month.

“We have many people within our community that are on a fixed income or they don’t have the ability to stock up,” Kirkpatrick said. “So we need to ensure that when they can go to the grocery store that there is product available for them.”

On Saturday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department urged citizens not to go to supermarkets and other such stores and hoard supplies like toilet paper.

Vail Resorts will shut down mountain resorts — including Heavenly and Kirkwood — starting Sunday

Vail Resorts announced Saturday afternoon that it is shutting down operations at all its mountain resorts for a week due to the coronavirus.

Starting Sunday, all 37 resorts, including Kirkwood and Heavenly mountain resorts and Northstar California at Lake Tahoe, will be closed through March 22, according to a press release from Vail Resorts.

Vail will provide updated information on the remainder of the season by Friday, March 20. 

Letter from Vail Resorts:

“This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. With 37 resorts spread across 15 states and three countries, we – like the rest of the world – have been closely tracking every new development related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with local health officials for guidance. Without question, our top priority has been the health and wellbeing of our guests and employees – and to no lesser extent the health and wellbeing of the communities where we operate. We know each decision we make has a broad impact far beyond our operations.

“With each of those stakeholders in mind and with the most updated information from local health officials, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the operations of all our North American mountain resorts and retail stores beginning Sunday through Sunday, March 22, and will use that time to reassess our approach for the rest of the season. Our lodging and property management operations will remain open to service the guests we have on location or those with existing reservations, but we will not be taking new reservations for this upcoming week. Epic Mountain Express, our Colorado shuttle service, will also continue operations to support the travel needs of our guests. We will be closing our corporate offices and apart from essential personnel, we will be asking other employees to work from home, where possible.

“All our scheduled employees, both seasonal and year-round, will be paid during this upcoming eight-day period, without needing to use any vacation or sick time. Their commitment to our company and guests during this uncertain time has been unwavering and I am personally grateful beyond words.”

“This decision provides a pause for the entire ecosystem of our mountain resort communities. It gives everyone the time to assess the situation, respond to ever-changing developments, and evaluate the approach for the rest of season, if we believe it is advisable or feasible to re-open. This was not an easy decision to make, as we deeply considered the impact it will have on our guests, employees, and the people and businesses in our communities. We understand this change may be confusing given our communications of operational changes over the past week, and as late as last night. Please know that this has been a fast-moving, constantly developing situation with new information from our communities coming to us by the day, if not by the hour, and we are trying to react as quickly as we can.  People may also wonder why we are not giving more notice ahead of this closure. We understand the challenges this creates, but our priority is to minimize any additional issues from operating in further uncertainty and to avoid potential crowding. 

“We sincerely apologize to guests who are currently at our resorts – and those who were planning to come during this time. We have information on cancellations, refunds and travel credits on our websites. Many things like ski school, lift tickets, equipment rentals, and transportation can be fully refunded, and we have new credit policies in place for our owned and operated lodging properties. Please know that we will get to everyone and appreciate your patience as our most immediate priority must be the health and welfare of our resorts and communities.  I know there are a lot of questions about our season pass products and Epic Day Passes. Those products are non-refundable and not transferable to another season, however, we will be reviewing those policies and providing any updated guidance on that in the coming weeks. Again, we very much appreciate your patience with this as well.  

“These are unprecedented, challenging times for everyone. We will continue to navigate these unchartered waters with our guests, our employees and our communities remaining our highest priority. I am certain that there have been, and will be, moments where we will miss the mark and potentially disappoint. However, rest assured that we will continue to listen to your feedback 

– and continue to make the best decisions we can for everyone’s wellbeing.”

Northern Nevada high school sports suspended indefinitely

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association officially announced the suspension of high school sports in Northern Nevada due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

In a news release Friday afternoon the NIAA said the suspension will last until further notice.

From the release: “The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association is announcing the suspension of NIAA sanctioned sports for all of its member schools effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. … The Legislative Commission of the NIAA consisting of the superintendents of the Nevada school districts with NIAA member schools, took action earlier today to suspend non-essential activities at schools which includes NIAA sanctioned events.”

In the release, the NIAA noted that member schools could suspend sports at their respective schools prior to March 16, if they so choose.

The NIAA’s news release comes around 3:25 p.m. Friday, which brings a halt to the spring sports season just eight days after schools could begin officially playing competitive contests.

The first case of COVID-19 in Carson City was confirmed Thursday and the number of confirmed cases in the state of Nevada was 19 as of Friday afternoon.  

Carson High School athletic director Blair Roman said the situation is an ‘unfortunate circumstance’ for everyone.

“It’s an unfortunate situation, but if it’s the best thing for the health of our country and community, obviously those are the steps we need to make,” said Roman.

The Senator AD noted that what’s next for the spring sports season is still undecided and he will be awaiting future updates as well.

“I don’t think anybody knows at this point and I think the prudent thing to do is follow the directive of the NIAA and suspended until further notice means just that,” Roman said.

Roman also added that Carson baseball is a ‘green light’ to play McQueen Saturday, as of 4:50 p.m. Friday, before the suspension comes into place Monday.

Douglas High athletic director Marc Walling also said the Tigers’ baseball contest against Reed is still scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

Walling was in a similar boat as Roman, as both athletic directors await directions about moving forward.

Walling said that his heart goes out to the student-athletes that will lose opportunities to continue playing as well as the effect on people nationwide.

“Obviously your heart goes out for them and you feel bad for them,” said Walling. “You think the same thing with the NCAA tournament, seniors in college who are missing their last season. … It’s a lot bigger than Douglas High School and Douglas County.

“For us, we will have to be in good communication within the district and the league as far as what are the steps moving forward,” said Walling. “We’re going to seek guidance form the district, the state and the health department. … We have to make sure that everyone is healthy and safe.”

NIAA postpones Hall of Fame ceremony

The decision comes a day after the NIAA announced, via a news release, to postpone its Hall of Fame ceremony from April 3 to September 21.

“With consideration to what health organizations are now recommending, we do not want to put people at potential risk for being infected with COVID-19,” the news release said. “We are expecting to have 400 attendees, many of them in the most at-risk age bracket(s). The NIAA office staff, out of an abundance of caution, feels holding off on this memorable event is the best course of action.”

The event will be held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno.