Siobhan McAndrew,

Siobhan McAndrew

Reno, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Siobhan:

School kids' valentines have to quarantine for a week before class parties

WCSD braces for love, and tells district staff to mandate all Valentine's Day cards be quarantine for a week before being passed out → Read More

Sandoval works the phones to encourage UNR students to return when classes resume Monday

University of Nevada, Reno spring semester starts Monday under the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Damonte Ranch on code red, school police responding to campus

Damonte Ranch HIgh on a code red as police on site investigating reports of incident on campus → Read More

Despite huge demand, as many as 10 percent don't show up for COVID-19 vaccine appointment

As many as 10 percent of people are a no show for vaccine after getting appointment. → Read More

Director concerned about mixing public health, politics ahead of Washoe, Reno, Sparks joint meeting

Washoe County Health District Officer Kevin Dick concerned about the mix of politics and public health ahead of meeting to dicuss future or his office → Read More

Washoe County, Reno, Sparks to discuss changes to the health district, from name to leadership

At joint meeting Wednesday, county commission and city councils will discuss adding more elected officials to health district board. → Read More

WCSD mulling what Graduation 2021 will look like

WCSD on graduation 2021, possibility of full-time in person for middle, high schoolers and testing asymptomatic employees for COVID-19 → Read More

WCSD looks for volunteers to help immunize thousands of employees

The Washoe County School District is working on plans to mass vaccinate thousands of employees on Saturdays beginning later this month → Read More

Washoe commissioners eye work around state COVID-19 restrictions

Washoe County is looking at ways around Gov. Sisolak's mandates that limit the number of people inside a business including at bars and restaurants. → Read More

Watch live at 4 p.m.: WCSD Superintendent to address concerns over message sent after D.C. riot

The WCSD board meeting will include a discussion on staying with the plan to return middle and high schools to a hybrid plan on Jan. 19 → Read More

Tuesday COVID-19 update: More vaccines to arrive in Washoe County this week

About 3,000 more doses of the coronavirus vaccine are expected in Washoe County this week, according to Washoe County Manager Eric Brown. → Read More

WCSD Trustee Church questions Superintendent's decision to send out message after D.C. riot

WCSD Trustee said he expects a crowd at Tuesday's school board meeting following a message sent by Superintendent Kristen McNeill after riot in nation's capital → Read More

Heads of UNR and WCSD say they'll wait to get COVID-19 vaccine until most employees get it

UNR President Brian Sandoval and WCSD SUperintendent Kristen McNeill wait for vaccine, opting to let most employees go first → Read More

Thousands return to classrooms as Washoe County increases contact tracing

WCSD says it is ready to be open as elementary students return to classrooms and middle and high schoolersgo back distance learning → Read More

Washoe County School District defends message sent after riots in nation's capital

"I'm not apologizing for the statement.," Superintendent Kristen McNeill said. “I believe it was done with all the best intentions as the leader of this school district." → Read More

Hundreds of WCSD employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine starting Saturday

WCSD ranks who of its staff will be given first access to COVID-19 vaccines, but the school district is scrambling to get that done before Saturday. → Read More

'Am I going to die?' Inside Renown's ICU where COVID-19 is an endless fight for caregivers

For Renown Regional Medical Center's doctors, nurses, administrators and cleaners, COVID-19 is a war that is only getting worse. → Read More

Angry about pandemic restrictions, dozens flout mask rule at Washoe Commission meeting

Washoe Commissioners listened to dozens of tirades Tuesday from people who don't believe the pandemic is real or believe the response is overblown. → Read More

WCSD: $20M lawsuit settlement on top of more than $70M in other anticipated cuts could mean layoffs

The Washoe County School District is pushing back against a lawsuit settlement as it faces major budget issues stemming from pandemic → Read More

Reno doctors: COVID-19 hits crisis levels, and 'we haven't hit Thanksgiving surge yet'

Thanksgiving surge of COVID-19 likely to hit an already overwhelmed Washoe County medical system, doctors warn → Read More