Infection & Disease Control Archives | Carson Tahoe Health

What Is Social Distancing And How Do I Practice It?

By now, everyone has heard the phrase “social distancing.” But what is social distancing and how do we practice it in our everyday lives? On Monday, March 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House issued a joint advisory recommending against any gatherings of 10 or more people. As we have recently seen in our community, this has led to closures and/or cancellations of public schools, universities, libraries, museums, places of worship, restaurants, bars, concerts, sporting events, malls, movie theaters, etc. This encourages voluntary “social distancing” for the safety, health, and well-being of our community. What Is Social Distancing? Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid the spread of any …


Coronavirus Updates

For information on respiratory symptoms and when to seek care, please call the COVID-19 Carson City Health & Human Services Hot Line at (775) 434-1988. * Please note this is an updated phone number as of 11/16/20. Masks are still mandatory in our facilities per governor orders & CDC guidance. COVID-19 Vaccinations: Carson Tahoe Medical Group is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people with underlining health conditions. In addition to the expanded age & occupation criteria, we are continuing to vaccinate those who fall under the tier 1 or 2 status under state guidelines, such as public safety officials, long-term care staff, etc. PLUS, vaccine eligibility will be open to 18-years and older (even without underlying health conditions) on …


Coronavirus Protection & Prevention

With coronavirus top of mind for most of the country, and as cases are being reported around the world, its normal to feel worried, but best to stay informed. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to believe that the risk of acquiring this virus in the United States is low. For information on treating respiratory symptoms and when to seek care, please call the COVID-19 Carson City Health & Human Services Hot Line at (775) 434-1988. Carson Tahoe Health Chief Medical Officer Allen Fink, DO, MHA, FACEP has put together some tips to protect yourself and stay healthy. Protection & Prevention Protection against novel coronavirus (CoVid19) is much like preventing transmission of the flu. There are everyday preventive actions …


Lunchbox Germs Beware

Keeping your lunchbox free from bacteria can be done in four easy steps. Do you hear the school bell ringing? That’s right parents – it’s that time of year again! The new school year has arrived, which means you’re probably preparing and packing meals for your kids. You pack their meals with love, care (and hopefully vegetables) in the morning, just to see them sticky with who knows what in the evening. It’s as if a mini hurricane struck their lunchbox– the peanut butter is smeared on the right side, the orange juice took a hit and spilled all over, and there are soggy crumbs sticking all over the top and bottom of the box. You’re probably tired after a …


Stay Safe in the Smoke!

  Regular air quality updates for our region can be found at nvair.ndep.nv.gov. With several summer fires roaring through our region and air quality levels reaching a “moderate” to “unhealthy for sensitive groups” smoke level, it’s important to be mindful of our surroundings and make small adjustments to our daily routine to stay safe. Carson Tahoe Health recommends everyone start to consider the following precautions in times of moderate or worse levels: Stay inside Refrain from exercising outdoors Keep hydrated to suppress a cough and help prevent smoky air from settling in lungs Limit use of vacuums or gas stoves Keep windows and doors closed, and use air conditioning if possible to help filter air throughout the house When driving …