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Locals sew face mask to help hospitals dwindling supply

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – During this Pandemic, it's hard to get our hands on supplies we really need. It’s especially true for people working in the medical field. To help, many people around the Reno/Sparks region are helping sew face masks and donating them to Hospitals, Clinics and Health Centers. Continue Reading on Keep Reading

Reno’s VA Hospital: Ready For Coronavirus

The coronavirus caught most everyone off guard, and our local VA Medical Center wasn't alone. There was a lot of hustle. Dr. Sara Ashraf, Chief of Medicine at the Reno VA Medical Center told me, “The focus was outpatients first of all, what if these patients come in? But then we quickly changed our focus… Keep Reading

Recovery groups adapt to social distancing, strictly virtual meetings

Group meetings, or daily conferences, have quickly gone virtual. This includes recovery groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. According to the Northern Nevada Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous, there are more than 300 meetings held weekly. Since Nevada has closed doors to non-essential businesses, some members are having had a hard time adjusting. “It's more of a technological… Keep Reading

Critical businesses are staying open to serve you

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Many businesses considered essential are staying open to support their customers. That includes restaurants offering drive-through or delivery service, auto repair shops, grocery stories and others. Here is a list of businesses that have contacted KOLO 8 News Now. We will be adding to the list as we are informed of others.… Keep Reading

Chicken Sandwiches to Reno’s Front Line

Hundreds of chicken sandwiches and gallons of sweet tea, all for medical workers in Reno and Sparks. As one nurse called it, “chicken sandwich courtesy”. The point man behind the free chicken for caretakers is Nevada National Guard platoon leader Kim Garback, who also happens to be the director Reno's Chick Fil A restaurant. Their… Keep Reading

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