COVID-19

#StayHomeForNevada

"As your representative, I am available to assist with questions surrounding unemployment, small business needs, concerns over health care - you name it.  As a small business owner myself, my business took steps to ensure our employees are safe, while most are working remotely.  As a wife to someone working in transportation, we are frequently checking our temperatures and making sure we wear face masks when grabbing essential items from the grocery store.  We are all in this together!"  Shea

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR SOUTHERN NEVADA

This communication is not endorsed by and is not an official publication of the State of Nevada or any of its political subdivisions.

Unemployment

Over 250,000 Nevadans have filed for unemployment since protective measures have been put in place to protect Nevadans against the spread of COVID-19.  My heart goes out to each of the families impacted by the loss of employment.  If you have become unemployed, please file for unemployment.  Click on the button below to go directly to Nevada's Unemployment Insurance home page to apply for unemployment. 

In the next few days, Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) will be updated with applications for independent contractors and self-employed individuals seeking unemployment assistance.

On Thursday, April 9, it was announced that Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation would hire another 100 individuals to assist with calls.  This will take 30 days to get individuals hired, trained and ready to assist you with your needs.  

Limited Enrollment Period until May 15, 2020 to acquire health plan.

Small Businesses

The federal government, through passage of various acts, is providing for stimulus aid programs. $10,000 emergency grants are being made available from U.S. Small Business Association.  Payroll protection loans may be applied for from your bank.  

Click on the below button for the U.S. Small Business Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources for additional assistance.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Until December 31, 2020, Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has been expanded providing paid time off for family needs associated with COVID-19, including having to stay home to care for children.  The button below will connect you with the U.S. Department of Labor for more information.

Clark County School District

Hopefully, your child has heard from his or her teacher by now.  If not, please contact your child's school or the Clark County School District.  Also, CCSD is providing meals at various locations. Below are links for food pick-up locations, and CCSD's website for important updates.

Census 2020

A complete count of all Nevadans is crucial to make sure we get $67 billion in federal funding in our state to benefit our schools, veterans, healthcare and children's programs.  Completing your #NevadaCensus is vital to our state's future.  Click the button below to get counted!

Consumer Protection

If you come across any price gouging or individuals trying to take advantage of Nevadans during this time, please report it to our Nevada Attorney General.  This can be reported to (775) 684-110 or report online at ag.nv.gov.

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Department of Health and Human Services connects people with important services.  The button below provides you to a link to resources for rent, utilities, food, medical or employment.  

Unable to Pay Rent?

Governor Sisolak has issued a moratorium on evictions. This does not mean that your rent is never due to your landlord, but will hopefully provide you some breathing room, if needed, while you may be waiting for unemployment assistance.  If you have any questions, please call Legal Aid of Southern Nevada at (702) 386-1070.  Legal Aid has experienced lawyers who can assist you with your questions. 

Food Resources

Three Square Food Bank of Southern Nevada has been providing emergency food distribution during this time.  Here's a link to its services.  If you are able to, you can also make a donation via this link to help someone else who may be in need:

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