A number of public facilities are now being utilized to provide care, as national, state and local government respond to the ongoing health crisis. The regional Incident Management Team is currently coordinating efforts to activate the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as a Federal Medical Station. A portion of the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center parking lot is functioning as a drive-thru testing facility for qualifying residents, and the Reno Events Center is still in use to provide shelter and safe social distancing practices for some of our region’s homeless population.
While public health and safety is the top priority of all governmental bodies, the RSCVA Board is also working to ensure the future viability of Northern Nevada tourism, which will be critical to the eventual recovery of our economic stability. On Friday, the Board tentatively approved cost-cutting measures amounting to more than $7.5 million of the current fiscal year budget. The Board also took steps to begin the search for a full-time President and CEO, with the intention of operating at full capacity when it is safe for visitors to return to Reno Tahoe.
Below you will find a snapshot of trends we are tracking from the prior week. Please reach out to us with comments or questions you may have.