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Covid-19 CoronaVirus Information

Update 4-27-2020

Message from the Douglas County School District Superintendent (English)

Message from the Douglas County School District Superintendent (Spanish)


The Superintendent has been working with the other county superintendents, the State Superintendent, and our Governor to make a decision regarding school closures in Nevada. Please know that we are all deeply concerned for the welfare of our students, our staff, our families and our community. 

The Governor has extended the school closure to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Please read his Declaration of Emergency -Stay At Home Order.  Schools are not to resume this school year. Please note that we will provide educational and food services.

We continue to work to prepare instructional materials so that the missed days will not have to be made up. We will post information about that as it becomes ready. 

During the closure, students will be provided work either in packets, or from a distance to the best of our ability as we strive to ensure that our students receive instruction to the best of our ability.  We will continue to provide services to students needing meals and our at risk students for the duration of the closure.

We know this is a stressful time for everyone, especially our students. Talking to your student about COVID-19 and school closures is very important. Please Let them know it’s natural and okay to be worried. Make yourself available to listen to their concerns and provide honest responses. Check out the Covid-19 Info Links to help you.

Quad-County Community-Based Testing for Those Without Symptoms Registration Line

Quad County Covid-19 Testing

Covid-19 testing for those not experiencing symptoms in the Quad-County area will begin the week of May 4th, 2020 by appointment only.  The phone number to schedule a test is 775-424-1450, 8AM - 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Please read this press release for further information.

Meal Services

Partnership Douglas County serving meals

Partnership Douglas County has provided this list of food services in Douglas County.

FISH Ranchos Family Services has a food pantry available to anybody in need and is a great place to start. They are the best option if you need food right now because there is no need to fill out any paperwork before getting your food. Diane can also help you get set-up with other services in Douglas County.

Address: 921 Mitch Dr, Gardnerville, Nevada 89460

Phone: (775) 265-3474

Carson Valley Community Food Closet is open for regular service but will be asking customers to remain in their cars while volunteers gather food. In addition to their regular service, the Food Closet will be working with Backpack Buddies to provide their food bag of non-perishable food for seven meals over the weekend to families with school children.

Address: 1251 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Phone: (775) 782-3711

Nevada Department of Agriculture will be distributing food starting on Wednesday, March 18 at:

Click here to read their news release

Meals on Wheels Will be updated with information when available


Our DCSD Nutrition Services department will be distributing meals beginning March 18, 2020.  This flyer tells you all about it!

 

Click to read the Governor's Declaration
Governor's Declaration
Covid 19 Resources
Covid 19 Hotline
Barton Health Line

Doctor

A 24/7 Barton COVID-19 Health Line, 530.600.1999, has been established for the general public to call if experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, coughing, sneezing, or shortness of breath. Health Line callers can ask questions and be scheduled for screening, testing and medical care at Barton’s referral-only respiratory screening center. This standalone facility was recently opened to provide a safe screening location, increasing access to services for those in need while minimizing exposure to others, if referred by a medical provider.

Barton Health Efforts to Prevent Covid-19 Community Spread

Barton Health Workplace, School, and Home Guidance