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When do the new NV Covid-19 restrictions start?
The new restrictions will go into effect Tuesday.
How long will the statewide pause last?
Sisolak said the restrictions will be in place for three weeks.
Are there limitations on private gatherings, including Thanksgiving?
Starting Tuesday the following will apply to private gatherings:
What about public gatherings?
The following limits will be in place for public gatherings:
What about restaurants and bars?
The statewide pause will affect restaurants and bars that serve food in the following ways:
What about gyms, fitness and dance studios?
Capacity at gyms, fitness and dance studios will be reduced from 50 to 25 percent. Also patrons must:
What other capacity restrictions will be in place?
All of the following places will have to reduce their capacity to 25 percent:
What about sports tournaments?
All adult and youth sports tournaments will be on pause.
What isn't affected by the new restrictions?
The three-week restrictions do not apply or change current health and safety protocols, such as capacity limitations for:
Find COVID-19 Testing Locations in NV: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/
Washoe County Testing:
Where to get tested
County residents in need of testing have several options.
► At-home COVID-19 testing: LabCorp provides at-home testing via FedEx for those who meet screening criteria after filling out a short survey. Further information is available at pixel.labcorp.com/covid-19.
► Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center: Carson Tahoe Health has instituted drive-through testing for those experiencing COVID-like symptoms (fever, cough, breathing difficulty, fatigue, aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell). The drive-through location at 775 Fleischmann Way in Carson City is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drive-through program is open only to those with symptoms; asymptomatic individuals may be assessed for testing by calling 775-283-4789 or visiting gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/.
► CVS Pharmacy: CVS Pharmacy is conducting free drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at eight locations in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon. Patients must register in advance by scheduling an appointment at cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.
► Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center: The Washoe County Health District conducts COVID-19 testing by appointment only for those who meet screening criteria after taking a brief survey. Appointments can be scheduled online at aca-prod.accela.com/Washoe-Covid19/welcome.aspx or by calling 775-328-2427.
► Saint Mary's Urgent Care: Coronavirus testing is available by appointment only at four Saint Mary's Urgent Care facilities in Reno-Sparks. Appointments can be made by visiting carbonhealth.com/coronavirus.
► University of Nevada: Students, faculty and staff exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 may receive an appointment to be tested by calling 775-784-6598 or by visiting www.unr.edu/coronavirus/health-and-safety/testing.
► Walgreens: Walgreens is conducting no-cost COVID-19 testing for patients who meet testing criteria at its location at 3495 S. Virginia St. near Moana Lane. Appointments are required; visit www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing to learn more.
► Walmart: Two Reno Walmart locations are conducting drive-thru COVID-19 tests by appointment at 5260 W. 7th St. and 155 Damonte Ranch Pkwy. For details, visit MyQuestCOVIDTest.com.
Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Regional Medical Center, Renown's urgent care locations and Veterans Affairs Sierra Nevada Health Care System also are performing COVID-19 tests, but require orders from a physician. Contact your general practitioner to discuss options.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
The CDC issued an order temporarily halting residential evictions through December 31, 2020. To be protected, covered tenants facing eviction should provide a signed declaration to their landlord.
View a packet that includes instructions for both tenants and landlords and a declaration with proof of service by clicking here.
Sample declaration forms can also be found in Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, and 17 other languages by clicking here.
Slides from our presentation about the CDC order and the declaration can be viewed or downloaded byclicking here.
If you live in Las Vegas, you can complete an online guided interview to file an answer to a summary eviction and a proof of service for the CDC declaration by clicking here.
If you've received an eviction notice due to nonpayment of rent, view our flyer for additional information and resources:
Clark County's CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) is available to help with housing and utility payments. Click here to learn more or apply.
Las Vegas Senior Citizens: temporary programs introduced during COVI-19: delivered meals, delivered pantry items, https://dh.hhovv.org/pantry-program/
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.
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:
Washoe Legal Services (775) 329 - 2727
Nevada Legal Services https://nlslaw.net/contact/
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
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
DETR Job Connect Call Center:
North: (775) 684-0350
South: (702) 486-0350
Rural: (888) 890-8211
DETR’s NEW filing system for PUA in Nevada. This new temporary federal program is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The PUA program is available retroactive to February 2, 2020 through December 26, 2020 and provides up to 39 weeks of benefits to eligible individuals. PUA is separate from unemployment insurance and provides coverage only to individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance. https://detr.nv.gov/Page/Pandemic_Unemployment_Assistance(PUA)
PUA call center: 1-800-603-9681
The following have suspended or put a moratorium on disconnections for non-payment - more information here:
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.