UPDATED 5/5 at 10:20 a.m.: The two new positive cases have been identified as a woman in her 30s and a woman in her 70s. No additional information will be released by county officials.
State health officials have notified Churchill County of two more positive cases of COVID-19 here, but have not provided further details on age or gender of those patients.
We remind citizens that if you believe you have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call the Nevada Coronavirus direct line at (800) 860-0620 and complete pre-screening before going to a medical facility. You will be evaluated for your need for testing and assisted in obtaining testing if you meet the appropriate criteria.
Churchill County leaders collect COVID testing numbers on a regular basis from Banner Churchill Community Hospital, NAS Fallon, the Narag Fallon Family Clinic and the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe and report those cumulative totals as they come in on its website and social media platforms.
We continue to urge everyone to maintain social distancing of at least six feet with non-household family, friends, neighbors and members of the public. Please, no public gatherings of 10 or more people. Distancing is vitally important, and we ask again that you adhere to the Governor’s request to stay home except for essential services like grocery shopping and medical appointments.
Wearing face coverings in public is also recommended. The mask you wear protects others; the mask they wear protects you.