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Hello Fernley, this is your Mayor, Roy Edgington with an important announcement related to the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I come to you today as a lifelong resident of Fernley. I understand the impact that this crisis has had on you, your family, our schools, and our local economy. Right now, the number one thing we can all do to help flatten the curve is to continue to stay home as much as possible. Staying home can help stop the spread of the virus. Remember, you can be asymptomatic – which means that your body is not showing any signs of COVID-19, however, you could unknowingly have it and spread it to others if you are not practicing social distancing measures.
For most of us, this is an unprecedented time; however, I would like to take this opportunity to remind our residents that our country has persevered through pandemics before. We will come out of this. We need to listen to our medical experts during this time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, is one of the best resources out there. Visit their website at www.cdc.gov to learn about symptoms to watch for and how to slow the spread.
Please, listen to your medical providers, and your state and local authorities. If you feel sick, stay home, do not go to work, call your medical provider. If your children are sick, keep them at home, and call your medical provider.
If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, your entire household should stay home. Do not go to work, contact your medical provider.
If you are an older person, the CDC recommends you stay home and away from other people.
If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (if you have a condition that impairs your lungs or heart or an autoimmune disorder), stay home and away from other people.
I understand this time may be inconvenient for some, sacrificing time away from family, friends, and other commitments. I would like to remind everyone this is temporary; this too shall pass. The more we all commit to staying home, the sooner we will all be able to reunite, enjoy each other’s company, and get back to living life and thriving.
The City will continue to stay on top of the local developments related to this issue and keep you updated. However, we ask that you also do everything you can to protect you and your family. Now it is time to show the region how Fernley unites and overcomes in the face of adversity.
One last reminder, Fernley is the largest city within Lyon County. The City is in constant contact with the Lyon County Manager. Lyon County participates with Carson, Douglas, and Storey Counties as part of the Quad County Health Care, Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Management Coalition. The Quad County EOC is working diligently to provide the most current and accurate information regarding COVID-19, including a breakdown of cases based by county location. The Quad County EOC will not publicize the communities with a positive test to protect the privacy of the patient and be in compliance with privacy laws.
Residents with questions about the Coronavirus are being directed to the most accurate and up to date information on the following websites:
• Quad County Region – www.gethealthycarsoncity.org
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov
• Quad County COVID-19 Hotline - (775) 283-4789
Thank you for your time, we are all in this together, stay safe and stay healthy.