Reno Municipal Court judges jump the line for COVID-19 vaccinations

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with comments from the Nevada COVID-19 Response Director and Dr. Andy Pasternak.

Reno Municipal Court judges and staff, including IT staff, lawyers, interpreters and drug testers, took advantage of a “unique and special opportunity” to receive COVID-19 vaccines Saturday outside of the vaccination priority rules established by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s administration.

According to emails obtained by the Reno Gazette Journal, Judge Dorothy Nash Holmes and Judge Shelly O’Neill helped arrange the vaccinations through a clinic for the elderly run by a Reno doctor on Jan. 9.

“We have been offered a unique and special opportunity by a local doctor to get all of our ‘legal system’ vaccinated this Saturday here in Reno,” the judges wrote in an email to court staff sent Jan. 6. “This doctor is getting many doses of Moderna 2-dose vaccine that local law enforcement isn’t using and he can give us a couple of hours.”

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