Coronavirus Archives - Carson Tahoe Health

Carson Tahoe Celebrates First COVID-19, Intubated Patient Release Since Pandemic Began

August 18, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Carson Tahoe Health wheeled its first COVID-positive, intubated patient, Linda McCain, out of the Regional Medical Center and back home to her family. Staff gathered in an Honor Walk to cheer on McCain, who had been using a ventilator to assist in breathing and fighting the severe respiratory illness, COVID-19. She was brought to tears by the support of Carson Tahoe throughout her stay, as well as during her farewell … as were several staff members. “I would like thank everyone within our organization who has had a piece in caring for every COVID patient that has entered our facility,” says Jenna Clark, Critical Care Nurse Manager at Carson Tahoe Health. “While Linda’s story …


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 10/1/21. Masks are still mandatory in our facilities per governor orders & CDC guidance. New Visitor Guidelines (Effective Monday, 04/25/2022): Our updated visitation policy has evolved into a “new normal,” supporting patients being with loved ones, while maintaining the added security of visitor management for guests entering the facility. RMC and Sierra main doors open at 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM daily, during which time all visitors are monitored upon entrance. Access to inpatient units is available during regular visiting hours between 8:00 AM …