Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 25% of all COVID-19 cases in Nevada were detected in the month of November. In the last week alone, Washoe County has seen two, record-breaking days of more than 800 positive cases. These grim facts come almost nine months after the first cases were detected in Nevada and one thing is clear – we all must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The sooner we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, the sooner we can all get back to living our lives and doing what we love. This is the impetus of Mask On. Move On – a new county-wide campaign with a message that is straightforward and altruistic, and one in which REMSA fully supports.
Wearing a mask is easy and helps protect you and those around you. REMSA and Care Flight team members are doing all they can to protect our patients, to protect each other and to protect our families from COVID-19, and we know it starts with basic preventive measures like wearing a mask. We wear our masks for you.
By recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks are critical in fighting COVID-19 because it helps prevent the spread of the virus from one person to another. Your mask should cover your nose, mouth and chin, should be loose fitting but secure enough to stay in place and should include multiple layers of cloth. If possible, please reserve N-95 masks for health care workers and first responders.
Our team members really missed getting to work at Reno’s great special events like Hot August Nights and the Nugget Rib Cook Off this summer. We don’t like that we didn’t get to cheer on the Nevada Wolf Pack football team – especially as their season is proving to be one of the greatest in history. We missed giving out candy to local kids on Halloween, like we have for so many years. But we will continue to wear our masks, on and off duty, so that we don’t have to miss these things in the years to come.
The Mask On. Move On. campaign is paid for by the Regional Information Center of Washoe County.
“Let’s all wear our masks to keep ourselves and others safer, so that we can get through this sooner.”
– Dr. Jenny Wilson, Medical Director, REMSA