Big thanks to the Nevada National Guard for ensuring everything runs smoothly at our joint Clark County, UMC, & UNLV COVID testing site.
Clark County Puts Public Safety First while fighting Covid-19
The safety and well-being of our residents, employees and visitors is our top concern. We encourage our citizens to look out for one another, check on people who are elderly or frail and be good neighbors. Together, we will get through this crisis and the many challenges it presents.
We are supporting the guidance of health officials to limit community spread of coronavirus. We are asking the public to take steps to protect themselves and others who are vulnerable by following the public health measures recommended by the Southern Nevada Health District, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and State of Nevada health officials.
While this will no doubt be a difficult time for all Clark County residents, I encourage you to call on me if there is anything I can do to help serve you and our neighbors.
How can I protect myself and my family
KNOW HOW IT SPREADS
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus, which is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person (within about 6 feet of one another). Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of others who are nearby and can lead to inhalation into the lungs.
TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
*Recommendations from the CDC
Clark County’s Emergency Management Role
Clark County plays a leading role when emergencies occur in our community, and we have taken many proactive steps to help contain the spread of coronavirus. We are working closely with local, state and federal health officials, and organizations across the state to implement safety measures, and to keep the public informed and advised of useful steps they can take.
We have activated our Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to coordinate our multi-agency response to the outbreak. Managed by our Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management, the MACC is comprised of representatives from numerous agencies that are working together on a coordinated response as the situation continues to evolve. Agencies include the Southern Nevada Health District, the local cities, local police and fire departments, utility companies, the Clark County School District, and the State of Nevada.
As a result of the public health threat posed by COVID-19 and the impacts to hospital emergency rooms, government agencies, local businesses, residents and visitors, Clark County has issued a Declaration of Emergency. This coincides with the Governor’s Declaration of Emergency, allowing us to request resources from the state and federal government, and also provides county management with the flexibility to adjust staffing levels in response to the emergency. At the Governor’s direction, Clark County is currently operating with essential personnel only.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
For information on testing sites across the valley visit: https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/covid-19-testing-sites/?fbclid=IwAR3XvLhVQAfhWdS0GMpNJSnAdmV3NsYS-0E1WwXSpij5HlrW_m8hQi_p3XU
Clark County CARES Housing Assistance Program
Assisting Las Vegas residents who have suffered substantial financial hardships due to COVID-19 with mortgages, rent, and utilities.
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
Food Stamps, Medicaid, Childcare assistance, Energy assistance Apply online https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/public/landing-page
Call: (702) 426-4900
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Food Assistance
SNAP is a federally funded program designed to help low income families buy nutritious food from authorized retailers, also known as “Food Stamps.”
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – Cash Assistance
TANF is designed to provide temporary cash assistance for needy families to care for dependent children in their own homes or in the homes of relative caregivers. TANF provides financial and support services such as childcare, transportation, and other services to low income families with children.
Medicaid – Medical Assistance
The Medicaid Program is a federal program administered by the state. Its purpose is to help meet the cost of medical services for individuals receiving public assistance payments, and individuals and families with low income.
Child Care Assistance
The Child Care Program assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining childcare so they can work. Other services include resource and referral for parents seeking childcare and consumer information on the aspects of quality childcare. Resource and referral services are available to all Nevada families at no cost.
Energy Assistance (EAP)
The “Energy Assistance Program” provides a supplement to assist qualifying low-income Nevadans with the cost of home energy. Applications are evaluated year-round or until funding is exhausted. Eligible households receive an annual, one-time per year benefit customarily paid directly to their energy provider(s).
Child Support Enforcement Program
Nevada’s CSEP provides five basic services to both TANF and non-TANF families. They are 1) parent location; 2) establishing paternity for children born outside of marriage; 3) establishing financial and medical support orders; 4) enforcing support orders; and 5) collecting and distributing support payments. In providing these services, the birthrights of children are established, support is secured for children missing one or both parents, and the burden on Nevada taxpayers is reduced by offsetting the need for public assistance. Click in: https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/public/landing-page to apply for benefits Click in: https://dwss.nv.gov/ DWSS Website Call in: https://dwss.nv.gov/Contact/Welfare/ to reach our call center
One-Stop Career Center
For Telephone or online application Only 6330 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 822-4200 or email: [email protected]
Unemployment office Las Vegas Apply online: http://ui.nv.gov/home.htm
UI Telephone: (702) 486-0350 or (888) 890-8211
• Username/Password Reset (ONLY): (702) 486-3293
To calculate your projected benefit please reference the link below: https://fileunemployment.org/nevada/nv-calculator/
Spanish Version of Initial Unemployment Insurance
Providing food, Shelter and Wraparound Services
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada https://www.catholiccharities.com
1501 Las Vegas Blvd N, LV, NV 89101 | (702) 385-2662
The Salvation Army https://www.salvationarmysouthernnevada.org/
35 W Owens NLV. 89030 (702) 701-5347
Providing live updates for Coronavirus Disease Updates and continues to offer clinical services to the community
Southern Nevada Health District https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org
280 S. Decatur Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89107
570 N. Nellis Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89110
333 N. Rancho Drive Las Vegas, NV 89106
240 Water Street Henderson, NV 89015
55 Civic Way Laughlin, NV 89029
830 Hafen Lane Mesquite, NV 9027
YMCA is offering full-emergency childcare for first responders, military, hospital personnel, and other essential staff that must report to work. Childcare will be provided at the Heinrich YMCCA located at 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107 from 6am-8pm, seven days a week. Parents in need of childcare should express interest at http://www.lasvegasymca.org/covid-19-updates
Baby Diapers for Families and Individuals
United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN)
Walk-in Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 11:00am
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Diapers, Formula, and Food
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children www.stjudesranch.org – 702-436-1624
One can apply for free diapers, baby formula, and food every 30 days. Distribution and applications are done on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Maternity and Baby Clothing, Diapers, Formula, Wipes, and Other Free Supplies
Lutheran Social Services of Nevada www.lssnv.org– 702-639-1730
Nevada Energy (NV)
NV offers payment support for customers experiencing financial hardship or isolation Please call NV Energy customer service representative at (702) 402-5555 or online at nvenergy.com
Cox Communication has announced additional plans to support residential customers by upgrading internet speeds for select residential packages. For more information on how Cox supports customers and communities visit: https://newsroom.cox.com/cox_internet_changes_to_assist_students_-_remote_workers
Southwest Gas www.swgas.com – 877-860-6020
Stopped service disconnections indefinitely
Flexible payment options are now available for those experiencing financial hardships
The website and mobile app are available for online payments
Las Vegas Valley Water District
No indication that COVID-19 can be transmitted via drinking water supplies
Currently suspending customer shut offs for delinquent and non-payments
Will work with customers on payment arrangements
Payments can still be made online, via phone, and at the drop box at the Valley View location
United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN)
To assist those who’ve been impacted by Covid-19
You may donate today and going forward on our website
TEXT “Emergency 313131”
The Learning Center (TLC)
TLC has announced they are currently providing FREE online training to all Nevadan’s that can receive 30-day access to five courses. Any individuals that are interested should visit www.shop.tlclasvegas.com and select the “Free Demo” button and follow the instructions. For more information you can contact Linda Montgomery at [email protected]
Nevada Health Link
In response to Governor Sisloak’s March 12, 2020 Emergency Declaration, Nevada Health Link has announced a limited-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP) which will run from March 17-April 15. For more information visit: https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/coronavirus/#
CVS has waived delivery fees for prescription and everyday essential. Reference the below link: https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery
Walgreens is now offering on-demand delivery service of items at select Walgreen locations. Visit the below link by entering your zip code: https://postmates.com/brand/walgreens?pid=walgreens&c=walgreens_merchant_merchant_walgreensemail_all_all_na_all_0320
Essential Grocery Stores & Restaurants
Governor Sisolak has ordered all non-essential businesses in Nevada to close. However, all grocery stores, restaurants, banks, gas stations will remain open. Several stores are offering special shopping for seniors. Several restaurants are also offering take-out and delivery deals. For a complete list, reference the below link: https://michellemortensen.com/covid19
Clark County School District (CCSD)
CCSD will continue providing breakfast & lunch to students during the closure. Parents can also pick up academic resources at these sites.
In order to comply with federal regulations, a school-age child must be present for food to be distributed.
IRS has extend the filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount. The new Tax Day is July 15. Visit IRS at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
Free service that provides information about health and human service programs that are available throughout the state of Nevada. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a representative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. www.nevada211.org – Phone, dial 2-1-1