VIRGINIA CITY–The Comstock History Center, temporarily closed since May 2020, will reopen its doors, but not for history buffs. It’s been tapped as the official COVID-19 vaccine clinic site in Virginia City. Residents in Nevada’s quad counties (Storey, Douglas, Carson City and Lyon counties) can access vaccine services in the center’s meeting room.
The space was made available by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office after Storey County officials struggled to find an appropriate space to administer vaccines.
“It has been difficult finding an appropriate and effective location for the vaccination process in Virginia City and the space made available by NSHPO will allow us to provide vaccinations to our public in a comfortable indoor environment,” said Joe Curtis, Director of Storey County Emergency Management. “Storey County has a long and effective working relationship with NSHPO working to preserve the historical fabric of our community and our treasured National Historical Landmark.”
Quad county residents will be able to access COVID-19 vaccine services based on eligibility criteria outlined in Governor Sisolak’s COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook for Statewide Operations. Appointments are required.
Those who qualify to receive the vaccine, including individuals over 70 years old, can schedule an appointment by calling 775-847-0957 or 775-847-9311. All who access the vaccine clinic must follow social distancing protocols, wear face coverings, and comply with building capacity limits.
For questions regarding the vaccine or COVID-19 testing, please call Nevada’s COVID-19 Hotline at 775-434-1988. The Comstock History Center will continue to be closed to visitors, but plans are underway to reopen the center on a limited basis and following COVID-19 health restrictions as early as summer 2021.