Sierra Range

Carson City, Douglas, Lyon & Storey Counties

Officers

Cedric Williams, President - Welfare & Support Services

Richard Zemke, Vice-President - DWSS, Local 4041 Regional Vice-President - SIerra Range

Catherine Byrne, Treasurer - Controller's Office

Leticia Shoemaker, Chapter Board of Directors - DMV

Linda Williford, Chapter Board of Directors - DMV

Janet Brooks, Alternate Vice-President - Sierra Chapter

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm. Meetings are held at the AFSCME Local 4041 Carson City office located at 504 E Musser St., #300, Carson City, Nevada. For more information, call our offices at (775) 882-3910 or (702) 431-3113.

FROM YOUR PRESIDENT OF SIERRA RANGE – CEDRIC WILLIAMS

Dear Sierra Range, Local 4041 Members,

I am not only an AFSCME Member and a State of Nevada Employee, I am also a servant of this community, I have spent the last few days putting together information from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) as it pertains to Coronavirus (COVID 19).

Below is a compilation of some of that information:

The CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in older adults. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/index.html

Let’s talk about Social Distancing. Per the CDC’s recommendation, social distancing involves “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance” whenever possible to limit the ability of the virus to spread. Social distancing is not the same as self-quarantine or isolation, two other practices being utilized to minimize the coronavirus spread.  https://time.com/5800442/social-distancing-coronavirus/

The initial 15-day period of social distancing urged by the federal government expired on Monday but has been extended through April 30, 2020. Many states and local governments have stiffer controls in place on mobility and gatherings. https://www.dailypress.com/coronavirus

In following directives from both our President and our Governor, we will not be having a Sierra Range meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2020.

To inform Nevadans statewide, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Governor's Office have created this website to better share information and resources as it pertains to the current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact within the state of Nevada. https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

 Many of us as State of Nevada Employees are now working from home to help do our part in slowing the spread of this pandemic. By engaging in social distancing and washing our hands (often) we can continue to slow down spread of COPVID 19.

Let’s do this together!!!!!

 In Unity,

Cedric Williams

President – Sierra Range Chapter, AFSCME: Local 4041