RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -Washoe County’s district well being officer doesn’t endorse the plan Washoe County Commissioners accredited Tuesday as a roadmap to opening the group from COVID-19 restrictions.
Regardless of suggestions from well being authorities, the plan accredited by the county doesn’t wait till June 1 to drop social distancing suggestions really useful by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
The county recommends ending social distancing guidelines on Might 1.
Well being Officer Kevin Dick stated Wednesday in a letter to the COVID-19 Mitigation and Administration Job Pressure that Washoe County has seen a pattern in direction of extra instances in current days.
“The vaccination price of 23.14% of the inhabitants that we now have on April 20, 2021 and the speed of about 30% we count on to have on Might 1, 2021 isn’t approaching a portion of the inhabitants with vaccination immunity, that will probably be important for a discount within the transmission of the illness,” Dick stated in a letter to the state job power. “Due to this fact, it’s important that social distancing proceed to be required within the County till a bigger proportion of the inhabitants is vaccinated.”
By June 1, 50 p.c or extra of the Washoe County inhabitants might be vaccinated, Dick stated.
“In the course of the dialogue, Commissioners expressed that individuals may make their very own choices about social distancing and the dangers they might take,” Dick wrote. “Sadly, this isn’t an choice for a lot of in our inhabitants that should work to feed and home their households. Our colleges don’t function in isolation from the remainder of our group and also will be impacted if social distancing is dropped too rapidly and illness transmission will increase.”
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