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 treating respiratory symptoms and when to seek care, please call the COVID-19 Carson City Health & Human Services Hot Line at (775) 283-4789. Please know we are not doing routine testing. Our Carson City Urgent Care is only testing patients who are symptomatic or have a doctor’s orders. If you are symptomatic and require immediate care, please go to our Emergency Department at our Regional Medical Center or dial 9-1-1.   COVID-19 Test Results If you visited our Carson Tahoe Urgent Care and got tested for COVID-19, you can get your test results as soon as they’re ready by logging into Carson Tahoe Health’s Patient Portal. Limiting Visitation Based on guidance from the CDC and the principal …


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) 283-4789. 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 …