Health District urges eligible employers to share COVID-19 vaccine info with employees

Health District urges eligible employers to share COVID-19 vaccine info with employees

More than 2,500 local business have been invited to receive COVID-19 vaccine

March 19, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) is asking local businesses that are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure employees have access and information to schedule a vaccine appointment.

More than 2,500 businesses in Washoe County have received information on the COVID-19 vaccine with a link to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment as of March 18, 2021. The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce also assisted in outreach to industries. The Health District is aware of complaints from residents who said their employer did not provide information that vaccines were available.

More information on Frontline/Essential Workforce:

  • Go to our searchable database on our website to see which employers are on the list to either receive COVID-19 vaccine appointment or have already received COVID-19 vaccine appointments
  • Those entries shaded in green have received an invitation from Washoe County
  • If your employer or business is not on the list, click the “Request To Participate”

If your employer is eligible and you have not received information on how to schedule a vaccine, please contact your employer, or email or call 775-328-2427. You will be required to show proof of employment when you check-in for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.

“Our goal is to offer the vaccine to every frontline/essential worker in Washoe County that is eligible per the State’s playbook,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer in Washoe County. “We understand that the logistical challenges with vaccinating an entire workforce, but for the health and safety of employees, especially those who work directly with the public, we urge the free flow of information and opportunity for employees who wish to receive the vaccine.”

For more information about COVID-19 in Washoe County, please see our website.

The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.