Covid-19 Resource Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS & UPDATES

Official Information Sources

Nevada

Federal

International

Other Resource Guides

Essential vs. Non-essential Business Guide

RELIEF PACKAGE INFORMATION

CARES ACT FAQ from Sen. Cortez Masto

Direct Cash Assistance FAQ

Small Business Relief

Paid Sick Days & Paid Leave Know Your Rights Document

MULTI-SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

ULAN (United Labor Agency of Nevada)

United Way of Southern Nevada

HopeLink of Southern Nevada

CHILDCARE

Welfare & Benefits

Preschool/Child Care Centers

Diapers

EDUCATION

General Tools

Internet Access for K-12

Spanish for K-5

VegasPBS Educational Content

Scholastic Learn at Home

Clark County School District

School Breakfast/Lunch

Libraries

Washoe County School District

STUDENT LOAN DEBT

US Department of Education

ELDERCARE

Welfare & Benefits

FOOD

Statewide

Welfare & Benefits

Southern Nevada

Food Pantries

School Breakfast/Lunch

Free Meals

Aloha Kitchen & Bar

Griddlecakes / Stacks & Yolks

Big Jerk Caribbean

Food Delivery/Pickup

Wolfgang Puck Player’s Locker

The Stove LV

Senior Hours

Northern Nevada

Food Delivery/Pickup

Grocery Store Senior Hours

Reno/Sparks Meal Programs

Facebook Resource Group

Carson/Gardnerville

HEALTHCARE

General Info

Prevention Tips & Identifying Symptoms

Getting/Keeping Health Insurance

Reproductive Health

Schools

Veterans

Domestic Violence

Blood Donation

Medical Maijuana

Mental Health

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Southern Nevada - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Legal/Evictions/Rent/Tenant - Tenants in Weekly Rentals: Know Your Rights Flyer

Northern Nevada:

Statewide including Elko, Carson City, and Yerington offices:

For someone in a CORRECTIONAL FACILITY or someone UNSHELTERED:

SCAMS

Where to report a scam

Where to report price gouging

Fake Tests, Cures or Vaccines

Phony NVEnergy or Utility Workers

UNEMPLOYMENT/WORK

General Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Filing a Claim

Paid Leave

Families First Act Updates - March 30, 2020

Private Sector

Public Sector

Safety

Places Hiring

Work force Supportive Services

For Small Business Owners

Emergency Funds Resources

UTILITIES

Gas/Water/Power/Communications

Electric

Gas

Water

Communications

HELP WITH UTILITY BILLS

Free Internet Access

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

NEWS & UPDATES

Official Information Sources

Nevada

Federal

International

Other Resource Guides

 

  • Essential vs. Non-essential Business Guide

 

 

RELIEF PACKAGE INFORMATION

CARES ACT FAQ from Sen. Cortez Masto

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Will I get a rebate check?

 

To receive a rebate check, you must have a valid social security number, meet the income eligibility thresholds AND have filed a tax return this year (2019) or one last year (2018), regardless of income level. Social Security beneficiaries who don’t normally file tax returns will automatically receive their rebate payments through a direct deposit to their bank accounts. Senator Cortez Masto has called on the Administration to also issue checks automatically for recipients of benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Supplemental Security Income program. Low-income Nevadans not required to file a tax return must file an abbreviated return. They can use the new IRS tool at http://www.irs.gov/nonfilereip for quick registration. 

 

Americans making under $75,000 will receive the full amount of $1,200 per adult and $500 per qualifying child (under 17). This money is not taxable. Senator Cortez Masto has joined legislation that would ensure children over 16 and adult dependents count toward what a family gets in direct payments. Congress has directed the Administration and the IRS to send the rebates as quickly as possible, but it could still take a month or longer. The fastest way for Nevadans to receive their rebates is if they have already filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and provided their direct deposit information.

 

How has unemployment insurance in Nevada changed under this legislation?

 

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) administers the Nevada Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. Nevada workers who have experienced job losses through no fault of their own may be eligible for unemployment compensation. Nevada has waived previous requirements that applicants need to wait 7 days after they have been terminated from a job and prove they are looking for work to apply for benefits. Between now and July 31, an additional $600 will be added to every unemployment compensation check, so no one will receive less than $600 per week. DETR strongly encourages Nevadans to apply online at http://ui.nv.gov/css.html.

 

What If I am not eligible for traditional unemployment insurance?

 

The CARES Act established a program called the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program that temporarily expands unemployment insurance to cover individuals who are not traditionally covered, including the self-employed, gig-workers, independent contractors, and workers with irregular work history. It also expands the list of allowable criteria for claiming unemployment compensation to include many reasons related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Senators Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen have sent a letter urging the Trump Administration to ensure that guidance and funding for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance goes out as quickly as possible. The Senators have also sent a letter to the Department of Labor asking them to clarify guidance provided to states so that local unemployment agencies can ensure that the workers Congress intended to be covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program receive the benefits they deserve.  

 

What sort of help might a small business qualify for?

 

The CARES Act provides $350 billion to create a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to offer forgivable loans to small businesses that continue to pay employees. The entire Nevada delegation has urged Congress to ensure gaming small businesses qualify for PPP.

 

Small businesses and non-profits who need a quick infusion of cash can also apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans that Congress has made available. The CARES Act also allows a maximum $10,000 one-time emergency advance to small businesses and nonprofits applying for SBA economic injury disaster loans (EIDLs). If you’re worried about keeping up with current loan payments, the CARES Act includes $17 billion so that the SBA can cover all loan payments for existing SBA borrowers for six months, including principal, interest, and fees. In addition, many banks and credit card companies have stated they are willing to work with small businesses to reduce fees or provide credit during this period. Small businesses should contact their bank for more information.

 

Does the CARES Act include relief for homeowners or renters?

 

Homeowners in housing financed by federally-backed mortgages can get forbearance on their mortgage payments for at least six months, and they cannot be foreclosed on for 60 days. The CARES Act also provides the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with an additional $17.4 billion in funding including monies for rent assistance, housing vouchers, public housing, and housing for the elderly. Many landlords and lenders are making other arrangements to work with renters and homeowners. Recently, Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development provided $20,629,106 in CARES Act grants to Nevada communities, to be used to help people experiencing homelessness or families having trouble paying rent. Governor Steve Sisolak has also suspended evictions for the duration of Nevada’s state of emergency.

 

Will the CARES Act help ease the medical supply shortages in Nevada?

 

The bill provides $1 billion for the Defense Production Act, and the Administration can use this funding to immediately address shortages in personal protective equipment, ventilators, beds, diagnostic test kits, and other urgently-needed medical supplies and equipment, and engage in other essential activities during the COVID-19 emergency. Additionally, the bill includes $16 billion to replenish the Strategic National Stockpile supplies which are currently being distributed to State and local health agencies, hospitals and other healthcare entities. Senator Cortez Masto will continue to fight to ensure Nevada gets the resources it needs.

 

Will the CARES Act provide additional support for hospitals battling the coronavirus?

 

The CARES Act makes available $100 billion through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) to help hospitals cover COVID-19 expenses and $1.32 billion in supplemental funding for community health centers (CHCS). The CARES Act also creates the opportunity for hospitals to receive accelerated payments in order to give providers a more reliable and stable cash flow to help maintain and support their workforce, buy essential supplies, and keep their doors open to care for patients. The bill also includes $3.5 billion in funding to help provide child care assistance to health care sector employees, emergency responders, sanitation workers, and other essential workers.

 

Will Nevada’s state and local governments receive funding from the CARES Act?

 

The CARES Act includes $150 billion in funding for local, state and tribal governments, with at least $1.25 billion for Nevada. This funding will provide immediate resources to impacted communities throughout our state and help Governor Sisolak meet the state’s urgent response needs. Of this funding, $8 billion is directed to go to Tribal governments to protect Native communities.  

 

 

Direct Cash Assistance FAQ 

(From Rep. Susie Lee)

When will the rebates be distributed?

 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is working to deliver rebates quickly in the form of advance payments. For people who filed a federal income tax return in 2018 or 2019, payment processing will be based on payment or address information already on file with the IRS. Electronic distributions will be automatic to an account the payee authorized January 1, 2018 or later. 

 

How large are the rebates?

 

The amount of the rebate depends on family size. The payment is $1,200 for each adult individual ($2,400 for joint filers) and $500 per qualifying child under age 17. The advance payment of rebates is reduced by $5 for every $100 of income to the extent a taxpayer’s income exceeds $150,000 for  joint filer, $112,500 for a head of household filer, and $75,000 for anyone else. 

 

Many individuals don’t need to file a tax return. Are non-filers eligible for rebates?

 

Yes. There is no earned income requirement to be eligible for a rebate, but non-filers may need to take additional steps to receive their rebate. Visit irs.gov/coronavirus for more information. 

 

Will the rebates affect my eligibility for federal income-targeted programs?

 

No. The rebate is considered a tax refund and is not counted towards eligibility for federal programs. 

 

What identification is required to receive a rebate?

 

Taxpayers must have Social Security Numbers for themselves and their qualifying children in order to receive rebates. 

 

Small Business Relief

Paid Sick Days & Paid Leave Know Your Rights Document

MULTI-SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

ULAN (United Labor Agency of Nevada)

https://twitter.com/ULAN_LV

https://www.facebook.com/ulan.lv/

ULAN’s mission is to improve the quality of life for workers, their families and the community at large by providing services to meet their basic needs. The do not limit services to union workers.

United Way of Southern Nevada

Emergency Assistance & Community Needs Fund: https://www.uwsn.org/COVID19

From their website: United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) unites our community to improve people’s lives from cradle to career. UWSN created the Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund to assist those impacted by Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19). By bringing together nonprofits, corporate partners, schools, governmental agencies and our community, we will move our Southern Nevada forward.

HopeLink of Southern Nevada

https://link2hope.org/

Monday through Thurs 8am to 530pm at 702-566-0576

From their website:Among services provided are: emergency and inclement weather shelter, housing, supportive housing, community home rentals under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, food pantry and nutrition programs, senior service programs, community resource fairs, family events and programs, free tax preparation services under the VITA program, holiday gift assistance and rent and utility assistance. All service and program recipients qualify based on verified need and require client accountability, documentation and mutual participation toward case management goals.

CHILDCARE

Welfare & Benefits

Preschool/Child Care Centers


Diapers

EDUCATION

General Tools

Internet Access for K-12

  • Charter is offering a free 60 days of broadband and wifi for new k-12 and college student households

Spanish for K-5

 

VegasPBS Educational Content

  • Vegas PBS will be providing educational content for parents and teachers 

Scholastic Learn at Home

  • Allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning. Click here

Clark County School District 

School Breakfast/Lunch

Libraries

 

  • Clark County Libraries will have Wifi in Parking Lots

  • Library cardholders are encouraged to utilize LVCCLD.org to take advantage of our vast collection of digital resources, which are available 24/7.

    • These include downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, as well as streaming music, TV shows, databases, and eResources such as Lynda.com, Rosetta Stone, and Socrates, which helps kids in grades K-5 improve their knowledge base outside of school, while having fun playing games. LVCCLD.org also allows library cardholders to manage their accounts remotely, renew books, place holds, and more.

Washoe County School District

 

 

 

Higher Education

STUDENT LOAN DEBT

US Department of Education

email SLO@nevadatreasurer.gov.

ELDERCARE

Welfare & Benefits

FOOD

Statewide

Welfare & Benefits

USDA (NV Department of Agriculture)

Southern Nevada 

Las Vegas Senior Citizens: temporary programs introduced during COVI-19:  delivered meals, delivered pantry items, https://hhovv.org/food-and-paper-goods-program/

Food Pantries

 


 

 

  • Feeding LGBTQ folks

    • Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until food runs out at The Center (401 S. Maryland Parkway)

    • If you would like to help set up, bring donations or food please email chris.davin@EqualityNV.org

  • East Valley Family Services 

    • Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 12pm. 1830 E. Sahara Ave Ste. 103

 

School Breakfast/Lunch

 

 


 

HEALTHCARE

General Info 

Prevention Tips & Identifying Symptoms

 

  • How does COVID-19 spread?

    • close contact with an infectious person

    • respiratory droplets produced when an infectious person coughs or sneezes

    • touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes

 

 

Getting/Keeping Health Insurance 

 

Reproductive Health

  • Planned Parenthood MarMonte remains open. You can visit them at:

    • 455 W 5th St. Reno, NV

Restrictions: Prioritization of abortion care, STI treatments, and infection checks. Patients who need STI tests, pregnancy tests and well women exams are being postponed. Patients who need access to contraceptives (pill, patch, and rings) are scheduled for phone visits.

  • Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada remains open. You can visit them at: 

    • 3220 W. Charleston, Las Vegas

    • 3300 E. Flamingo #35, Las Vegas

Restrictions:

    • one person per visit (only the person who is seeking care, all other folks joining, must wait in car)

    • only immediate needs are being considered, such as STI screenings, cancer screenings and possible emergency referrals, but no “wellness checks”

HIV

  • Avella will be operating during its regular business hours 8:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday

    • Avella will have a pharmacist available at any time and are able to offer PrEP to patients and will continue to offer this service. 

    • Additionally, they will offer a 90-day supply of medication and their staff is able to navigate insurance and copay barriers. 

    • Para contactarse con la tienda, puede llamar al 702.522.6483, opción 2 o por correo electrónico lasvegas@avella.com

 

LGBTQ Care

  • The Center is open by appointment for individuals contacting The Center via telephone who may be in crisis. Our certified Center Advocacy Network Specialists are available to help anyone in need and we will continue to provide those services throughout the crisis. Additionally, our Affirmations program is operating as usual as we continue providing essential mental health services as part of our partnership with Community Counseling Center.

  • Our Harm Reduction Services will continue including the Trac-B program. Anyone arriving at The Center for those services will need to ring the front bell to alert personnel at the reception desk.

  • https://thecenterlv.org/online

Schools

Veterans

Domestic Violence

Blood Donation

Medical Maijuana

Mental Health

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

If you have a civil legal need (foreclosure, evictions, foreclosures, health care eligibility, unemployment compensation, worries about car repossessions, debt collection, etc.) You can call: 

Southern Nevada - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

https://www.lacsn.org/covid-19

 

Legal/Evictions/Rent/Tenant - Tenants in Weekly Rentals: Know Your Rights Flyer

 

Northern Nevada: 

Washoe Legal Services (775) 329 - 2727

Statewide including Elko, Carson City, and Yerington offices: 

Nevada Legal Services https://nlslaw.net/contact/

For someone in a CORRECTIONAL FACILITY or someone UNSHELTERED:

Does your loved one in a correctional facility have access to healthcare? Are you in contact with unsheltered persons who cannot find adequate sanitation facilities? Contact the ACLU of Nevada

SCAMS

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) - Avoid Scams

Where to report a scam

  • Follow the Attorney General’s guidance against scams - English / Spanish

  • If you are a victim of a scam, call the Attorney General’s office at 888-434-9989

Where to report price gouging

  • If you see price gouging, report it to the Attorney General’s office at 775-684-1100 or file a complaint online

Fake Tests, Cures or Vaccines

  • DO NOT buy or give your information to anyone claiming to sell homemade test kits, COVID-19 vaccines, or cures. Talk to your doctor first.

Phony NVEnergy or Utility Workers

  • If someone randomly shows up to your door claiming to be from NVEnergy, it’s likely a scam.

    • Real NVEnergy employees will be driving a marked vehicle with an NVEnergy Uniform and badge ID

    • They will never show up for unscheduled maintenance, they will contact you first

    • If in doubt, don’t answer the door

TRANSPORTATION

AAA

Free Roadside Assistance to Healthcare Workers and First Responders. No AAA Membership required. You will have to provide a work ID and answer a brief survey when calling for service. https://calstate.aaa.com/lp/news/free-ers

UNEMPLOYMENT/WORK

General Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Filing a Claim

Phone

DETR Job Connect Call Center:

M-F 8am-8pm

North: (775) 684-0350

South: (702) 486-0350

Rural: (888) 890-8211

 

DETR Director Tiffany Tyler Video 

Informational Brochure from DETR - English / Spanish

Paid Leave

Families First Act Updates - March 30, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (PDF)

Private Sector

Public Sector

Safety

Places Hiring

 

Work force Supportive Services

For Small Business Owners

Emergency Funds Resources

UTILITIES

Gas/Water/Power/Communications

The following have suspended or put a moratorium on disconnections for non-payment - more information here:

Electric

  • NVEnergy - also offering payment support

  • Valley Electric

  • Wells Rural Electric Company

  • Mt. Wheeler Power

  • Raft River Electric

  • Boulder City

  • Overton Power District

  • Lincoln County Power District

  • Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Co-op

Gas

  • Southwest Gas

  • Amerigas

Water

  • Great Basin Water Co.

  • Southern Nevada Water Authority

  • Truckee Meadows Water Authority 

  • Las Vegas Valley Water District

  • City of Henderson

  • City of Fallon

  • Gardnerville Water Company

  • Pahrump Utility Company Inc. 

  • Glenbrook Water Cooperative 

Communications

  • AT&T

  • Cox

  • Century Link

  • Frontier

  • Moapa Valley Telephone

  • Filer Mutual Telephone Company

  • Rio Virgin Telephone

HELP WITH UTILITY BILLS 

East Valley Family Services is partnering with United Way of Southern Nevada to help Southern Nevadans with their past due utility expenses during this pandemic. 

For anyone that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. lost their job, reduced hours, etc.) or is over the age of 62, they can assist you to apply for energy utility relief. Please reach out to their office at 702-631-7098 and mention PROJECT REACH. 

They will need you to provide us with: Picture of your ID (address/name has to match NV Energy Bill) Current NV Energy Bill (with past due amount) Letter from your employer stating company shutdown/furlough due to COVID-19 Current amount receiving from unemployment and/or last pay stub If you need assistance, but are missing one of these documents reach out to see how we can help.


 

Senator Cortez Masto’s Guide on paying bills

 

Free Internet Access

  • Charter is offering a free 60 days of broadband and wifi for new k-12 and college student households

  • Spectrum Internet: Offering free wifi for families with children K-12 or college to allow students to continue their education while homebound. Must not already be a spectrum customer, owe money to the company, and live in an area that offers spectrum internet: Call:1-844-488-8395.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • Mobile Health Collaborative - NON-STUDENTS ONLY

    • All skills and levels of knowledge are needed and appreciated. 

    • Click for here for volunteer opportunities or contact Dr. Laura K. Culley (702) 373-2442

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