Regional Information Center

Update For April 3

45 new Cases of COVID-19 reported in Washoe County

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center today is reporting 45 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 229
  • Deaths: 4
  • Recoveries: 26
  • Active cases: 199

Sex offender registration continues by mail during COVID-19 emergency

The Washoe County Regional Sex Offender Unit continues to register sex offenders per Nevada statute during the COVID-19 emergency.

Sex offenders required to register in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are now having to do so by mail only due to current efforts underway at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and Reno and Sparks Police Departments, to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Information and forms are available on the websites of all three law enforcement agencies.

  • For the Reno Police Department: com/sor
  • For the Sparks Police Department: com/sections/records
  • For the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office visit the RECORDS section of com

Enforcement of non-essential businesses remaining open

Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks have collectively received more than 350 complaints regarding non-essential businesses remaining open despite Governor Sisolak’s directive to close. Each entities’ compliance staff are investigating the reports and giving initial courtesy notices and informational guidance packets to non-compliant businesses as covered in the COVID-19 Business Operations Supplemental Guide. If businesses still refuse to close, law enforcement will be notified, which may result in citations, fines, and possible revocation of business licenses. To date, no citations have been issued and we want to thank the business community for its cooperation and leadership during this unprecedented time. As a reminder, non-essential closures have been extended until at least April 30, per the Governor. 

Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks operate an online permitting and licensing portal that should accommodate nearly all renewals and payments that might be necessary for businesses in our community during this time. Governor Sisolak’s directive extending the period in which to renew locally-issued permits and licenses applies only in those cases where a reduction in government services makes such renewal or payment impracticable or impossible; in those cases, the local jurisdictions request that you contact the relevant agency to discuss the matter as soon as may be practical. The City of Reno has provided a 30-day extension of deadlines for renewals, and the City of Sparks and Washoe County are working directly with businesses and individuals on a case by case basis depending on need. 

In addition, the recently passed CARES Act established several relief and assistance programs intended to help businesses and employees during this difficult time. The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available through this federal legislation.

 The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s. 

Regional Information Center Update For April 2