Learning and Adapting to an Ever-Changing Virus

vaccination event volunteers

January 2021

Renown Administers COVID-19 Vaccines to Community

To quickly vaccinate residents of Washoe County, Renown partnered with the Washoe County Health District to help distribute the initially available, limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to those 75 years of age and older.

COVID-19 Vaccines Administered to Community Members 75+
Darlene and Husband

February 2021

Local Widow Inspires Renown to Change Visitor Supporter Policy

Darlene Randolph’s husband Dave spent 17 days hospitalized at Renown Regional Medical Center before losing his battle with COVID-19 on December 13, 2020. Darlene wrote a passionate letter to Renown Health asking for the visitor policy that allowed patients with COVID-19 to receive visitors. In February 2021, Renown hospitals were among the first in the country to lift visitor restrictions for patients with COVID-19 to encourage families to be at the patient's bedside.

Read Darlene's full story.
vaccination tent

May 2021

Renown Celebrates Volunteers, Partners and Community Who Aided in Vaccine Efforts

Renown administered the last dose of COVID-19 vaccines to community members in Renown’s drive-thru clinic. Between January and May 2021, over 80,000 doses were administered at the drive-thru. View drone footage of this effort here. 

Renown Thanks Community as COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru Ends

childrens covid-19 vaccination event

November 2021

Renown Offers Vaccine for Children Ages 5+ 

Renown vaccinated children in the Reno-Sparks community with the 2-dose series in a limited round of weekend clinics. The vaccine clinics featured therapy dogs, local mascots and donuts donated by Doughboy’s Donuts.