Dri Tech - February 2021

Southern Nevada and the COVID-19 Vaccine

WHEN CAN I GET VACCINATED?

We’re now in the third month of COVID-19 vaccine distribution here in Las Vegas and the rest of southern Nevada, which means that a lot of people have already received either the Moderna or the Pfizer version of the new vaccine. That said, several others — including many readers — haven’t gotten a shot yet and are wondering how long they’ll have to wait. The good news is that there’s a very clear schedule for who gets the vaccine and when. The bad news is that most of us might have to wait for a while. This means it’s important to keep being safe while the vaccine is distributed across the region and across the country as a whole. Anybody interested in how they’re dividing up the vaccine doses should visit SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict.org and search for “COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tiers.” There you will find the schedule that shows who gets vaccine priority. It’s no surprise that front-line health care workers, emergency responders, and nursing home residents are first in line for the vaccine. Fortunately, almost all of those people — and everyone else in Tier 1 — have been vaccinated by now. At this point, Las Vegas is moving through the Tier 2 and 3 recipients. The tiered categorization might not make sense to everybody. After all, the largest tier (Tier 4) simply says “Healthy People Aged 16–64.” We encourage you to carefully look at the lists and see if you qualify for any of the other groups. For example, if your business has been allowed to remain open (deemed “essential”), there’s a good chance you’ll qualify for a higher tier. Otherwise, we just need to trust that the people distributing the vaccine are doing so as quickly as possible and have good reasons for drawing up the lists as they did. Rest assured that your vaccine is coming, and when it does, be sure to follow all instructions — especially coming back for the second shot as your health care provider directs. That second shot is crucial, so don’t chicken out on it — nobody said it would be fun, but it is important so that you don’t get sick or get others sick.

Help is on the way with COVID-19. We just need to wait, be safe, and be patient. The second half of 2021 might look much brighter than the first!

TAKE A BREAK

At the Round Table

NOTHING ‘REGULAR’ ABOUT THIS SEASON!

They’re still calling it a regular season, but with 30

Further, the league could easily have canceled this season. Remember, some were saying that the “smart play” would be not to play at all. This “irregular” season might just be the best compromise anyone could have come up with.

fewer games and no preseason, many fans are wondering what this year is going to hold for our Golden Knights — or for the sport as a whole, for that matter. But we’re looking on the bright side. We get to see our favorite team play our favorite game, and the lineup this year is great. Our forwards especially are the most aggressive in the league, with veterans fixing to score a point-per-game and former rookies looking to bounce back.

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So no matter what, at the end of the day we can still say this: It’s hockey season!

Let’s go watch together.

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