COVID-19 Archives - Carson Tahoe Health

Navigating COVID with a Disability

It has been nearly six months since the country first started to shelter in place to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19. While many companies race to find a vaccine, we continue to adapt to our new normal. Obviously there is nothing normal about wearing masks and keeping a strict six-foot distance from one another, but we do our best to stay positive, productive, and keep our health in check. Staying healthy might be more challenging for those with small school-aged children, those with pre-existing conditions, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Having an impairment doesn’t necessarily put you at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, however, there are certain disabilities that can make illness more complicated. For example: people …


Carson Tahoe Health Receives Emergency COVID-19 Response Grant from William N. Pennington Foundation

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) recently received an emergency COVID-19 response grant in the amount of $98,960 from the William N. Pennington Foundation. The grant will contribute to needed equipment for Carson Tahoe during this dynamic virus outbreak. Since its creation in 1989, the William N. Pennington Foundation has served as a resource to the community during times of hardship. The purpose of the William N. Pennington Foundation is to award grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations primarily in the State of Nevada, with an emphasis on Northern Nevada.  The Foundation’s focus is limited to grant-making in the fields of education, community services, health care and medical research. “During my years in business, I was fortunate to work with thousands of wonderful …


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 …