COVID-19 Resources - As we work with local, state, and federal officials to combat the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in Nevada, I want to update you on simple steps you can take to prevent the spread of the illness and provide a list of resources for those in need of assistance.
I urge everyone to follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. (The World Health Organization has a good guide for thorough hand washing.)
- Avoid social gatherings of 10 people or more.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Below are resources for those in need of assistance:
Coronavirus Updates: For more COVID-19 updates in Nevada, visit the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services at NVHealthResponse.nv.gov.
Nevada Benefits: For access to all the benefits provided by the state of Nevada including Welfare, Medicaid, energy assistance, unemployment, and other state agencies, visit Nevada Access at accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov or call at (800) 992-0900.
Unemployment: For unemployment assistance, visit The Nevada Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing System at ui.nv.gov or call (702) 486-0350.
School: For CCSD school closure announcements and student food distribution, visit CCSD.net or call (702) 799-CCSD.
Veterans: The Veterans Affairs Las Vegas Office has more information on veterans benefits at LasVegas.va.gov or call (702) 791-9000.
Housing: For housing assistance, visit the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority at SNVRHA.org or call (702) 477-3100.
Small Businesses: The Small Business Administration will offer low-interest loans to affected businesses for up to $2 million. Visit SBA.gov or call 1-800-659-2955 for more information.
My heart goes out to all impacted by this pandemic. We will continue to work together to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbors healthy. Our city is a resilient one and we will prove that once again.