On Friday, the Douglas County Senior Center will host a drive-through Valentine’s Day hot lunch to go.
The Senior Center has been closed to lunches and most activities since March 17, 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak but has been doing curbside service and even a few events like Friday’s, which will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Douglas County went from 1,024 active coronavirus cases on Jan. 8 to just 491. On Tuesday, the county had seven new cases and 59 recoveries.
According to figures released by the state, Douglas is averaging four new cases a day. It has been trending downward since the first week of January.
As the number of cases decreases, the number of vaccinations is going up.
Carson City Health and Human Services has received 12,575 doses of vaccine and has administered 11,932 doses across Carson, Douglas, Lyon and Storey. That’s just for the health department.
Douglas County School Superintendent Keith Lewis said Tuesday that of the district’s 938 employees, 478 reported receiving at least the first dose with another 127 in line.
He said that 136 of the district employees plan to be vaccinated but are waiting to see how their colleagues react and that 188 do not plan to take the shot.
“There’s no judgment on that,” Lewis said. “Everyone needs to make a personal decision on that. Eventually 80 percent of employees will be vaccinated.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the Silver State received 510,200 as of Tuesday and has administered 351,531, so far.
The state has risen from the second lowest number of doses received per 100,000 to the eighth lowest. The number of doses administered includes both public and private vaccination efforts.
Community testing returns to Gardnerville 9-11 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center on Waterloo Lane.