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COVID Vaccine – All You Need To Know

It’s been about a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started and it has certainly changed our lives. We started washing our hands more often, practicing safe social distancing, and wearing masks to protect not only ourselves, but also our loved ones and neighbors. Although the virus continues to wreak havoc in many communities, we have hope that, with continued mask diligence and the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, better days will come. What do I need to know about the vaccine? There are three FDA-approved COVID-19 Vaccines currently available in the United States. Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have shown “effectiveness of about 95% in preventing COVID-19 disease in adults” and both vaccines …


Coping With Pandemic Fatigue? You’re Not Alone …

We’ve been discussing the virus at family dinners, work meetings, and our social media pages from February until November, and counting. As we are living through unprecedented times brought on by the pandemic, life continues to be challenging and abnormal for the majority of us because there is still so much unknown. You may be thinking, “When will there be a COVID-19 vaccine?” or “When we can go back to somewhat regular life?” These questions and countless others, media overload, and the real fear around it all has a great number of people experiencing COVID-burnout. What Is ‘COVID-19 Burnout’? Most of us have experienced some type of burnout at some point in our lives. It’s that time period where you …


Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

What happens when you call the local NAMI Warmline? By Amy Hyne-Sutherland This has been one wild year for our family. Though luckier than most, the pandemic still wreaked havoc on our own little slice of life in so many ways. With two working parents, we suddenly found ourselves without childcare for months. The political landscape has made us nervous for our children’s future and that of our community. Our friends and family, scattered across the U.S., have seen heartbreak through lost loved ones, loss of jobs, and increased isolation. Never before have I been so stressed, anxious, even depressed and hopeless. Because I work at a health system, I know there are resources out there, both nationally and in …


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 …