Health and Social Services Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 TIME: 2:35 PM RELEASE #: 1 of 1
UPDATE ON EMERGENCY EVACUATION SHELTERS FOR
LASSEN COUNTY RESIDENTS
Due to the Dixie Fire’s updated evacuation orders in Lassen County, for anyone
needing shelter it is recommended for Lassen County residents to check-in at the
American Red Cross shelter in Reno, Nevada.
Reno Sparks Convention Center, Hall #5
4590 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
American Red Cross is requesting that anyone arriving at the shelter bring their
medication and medical equipment (walkers, breathing machines, etc.), clothing for
multiple days, and important papers such as insurance cards.
Please keep in mind all weapons, drugs, alcohol and personal bedding/pillows are not
permitted at the shelter.
COVID-19 has not changed the Red Cross mission and are providing the same type
▪ Ensuring people have a safe place to stay during a disaster is a critical part of the
Red Cross mission, but how sheltering efforts are supported may be different in
each community, depending on local emergency plans and the scale of the
▪ To help keep everybody safe, everyone is required to wear face coverings in
their emergency shelters.
▪ In addition, they are using health screenings, enhanced cleaning procedures,
and encouraging social distancing as much as possible.
▪ The Red Cross helps anyone in need after disaster, and everyone is welcome in
▪ If you lost your home or it sustained major damage, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Animals needing shelter can be housed at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Liability,
feed, security, and care of animals housed at the Fairgrounds are the sole
responsibility of the animal’s owner. Check-in will be available at the Fair Office
during normal business hours. If you have any questions about animal sheltering,
please contact Fair Manager, Kaitlyn Downing at (530) 588-8627.
More information will be released as it becomes available.