Nevada COVID-19 Resources

Official Information Sources

Other Resource Guides

  • Essential vs. Non-essential Business Guide

Multi-Service Organizations

ULAN (United Labor Agency of Nevada)

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.

I. Childcare

Welfare & Benefits

Preschool/Child Care Centers


Diapers

II. 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
  • Sign up for the PBS Weekday Newsletter

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.comRosetta 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




III. Eldercare
Welfare & Benefits
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
They are open beginning on the 17th
Online website to apply for benefits
Phone numbers and other contact info


IV. Food
Statewide
Welfare & Benefits
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
They are open beginning on the 17th
Online website to apply for benefits
Phone numbers and other contact info

Southern Nevada
Food Pantries
Las Vegas Community Pantry
Community pantry request form – English
Community pantry request form – Spanish

Three Square Food Distribution Site lookup

The Just One Project Distribution Site lookup

Station Casinos Distribution Sites

Other Walk-in Pantries

Latter Day Saints Mobile Food Pantry – Sat. March 21 (Flier Below)

School Breakfast/Lunch

CCSD Food Distribution List
In Spanish
CCSD Food Distribution Google Map
Daily Menus, searchable by location, schools: https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/




Free Meals
Aloha Kitchen & Bar
From Facebook: March 15, 2020
Please stop by one of our Aloha Kitchens for a chicken teriyaki bowl between the hours of 2PM-4PM on these designated days until April 3rd.
Monday: Aloha Kitchen, 2605 S Decatur Blvd Sahara & Decatur
Tuesday: Aloha Kitchen, 8150 S Maryland Parkway Windmill & I-215
Wednesday: Aloha Kitchen and Bar
2605 S Decatur Blvd
Sahara and Decatur
Thursday: Aloha Kitchen, Maryland Parkway at UNLV
4745 S Maryland Parkway
Friday: Aloha Kitchen
4466 E Charleston Blvd
Please do not be embarrassed or shy. Just mention to one of our team members this Facebook post and they will be happy to help you. Student must be present.
We love this community and we will not exist without you. God Bless us all.

Griddlecakes / Stacks & Yolks


Big Jerk Caribbean
Free kids meal with adult meal purchase

Esther’s Kitchen
Free meal for families in exchange for a 6 pack of beer

Food Delivery/Pickup

Wolfgang Puck Player’s Locker
Restaurant will deliver to homes and offices
10955 Oval Park Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135

702-202-6300

Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 11pm


The Stove LV
20% off M-F pickup from 8am-3pm


Senior Hours

Smith’s
Dollar General
Target

Northern Nevada

Reno/Sparks
Nevada Department of Agriculture assisting with school lunch/breakfast statewide
Councilman Devon Reese delivering groceries to folks in need
Laughing Planet Cafe free meals to students qualifying for meal assistance programs
Pizza Hut Lemmon Valley
Midtown Eats
Facebook Resource Group
Shopping Angels
Laughing Planet



Carson/Gardnerville



V. Healthcare
General Info
Governor’s website: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/
Agency Contacts:
Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health: (775) 684-5911 (M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM), (775) 400-0333 (after hours).
In Clark County, contact the Southern Nevada Health District: (702) 759-1300 (24 hours).
In Washoe County, contact the Washoe County Health District: (775) 328-2447 (24hours).
In Carson City, Douglas, and Lyon counties contact the Carson City Health and Human Services: (775) 887- 2190 (24 hours).
Nevada Health Link – For employer-sponsored health insurance loss, you can enroll in a new health plan right away through Nevada Health Link.. https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/
Prevention Tips & Identifying Symptoms
Governor’s website

DO NOT take ibuprofen if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms can include (can appear between 2-14 days):
Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing

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
Health Insurance FAQ for COVID-19 testing & treatment

Nevada Health Link has now announced a special enrollment period corresponding to the Governor’s declared state of emergency from now through Apr 15th https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/coronavirus/
Nevada Healthlink provides a special enrollment period for life events, including loss of employer coverage, moving, or job change.

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”
Schools
Resource Doc (English)
Resource Doc (Spanish)
Veterans
VA Website
Find VA locations
Myhealthevet – telehealth
Nevada State Veteran’s Homes have “virtual visits” available

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/ and COVID19
Specific page: https://www.thehotline.org/2020/03/13/staying-safe-during-covid-19/

Blood Donation
Make and appointment to donate blood @ American Red Cross

Medical Maijuana
Some dispensaries are staying open, on the basis they follow the Governor’s social distancing guidelines
VI. Legal Assistance
Southern Nevada – Legal Aid Center

VII. 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
VIII. Unemployment/Work
Filing a Claim
Online: http://ui.nv.gov/css.html
How to create an account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhVcEV9JqfI&feature=youtu.be
Spanish version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDHQIW627AA
Phone
DETR Job Connect Call Center:
M-F 8am-8pm
North: (775) 684-0350
South: (702) 486-0350
Rural: (888) 890-8211

Paid Leave
Private Sector
SB312 guide for businesses 
How leave is affected by COVID-19

Public Sector
State Workers guidance from AFSCME
Updated guidance from AFSCME’s national union
Safety

OSHA Rules for COVID-19
Places Hiring

Smith’s
Safeway (Northern NV)
Amazon
Costco (not sure if this also applies to Nevada)
More ev for Costco – https://i.redd.it/czxbobkck9n41.jpg
WalMart – truck drivers
Reno – various grocery/hardware stores/other retailers

For Small Business Owners
SBA Loans are available: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Emergency Funds Resources
BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
United Way of Southern NV

IX. 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
Free Internet Access
Charter is offering a free 60 days of broadband and wifi for new k-12 and college student households

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From the Nevada Independent

Amid the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, government agencies and other organizations are offering tangible assistance to those affected. The Nevada Independent is curating this list of resources so families can access food, unemployment benefits and services during business closures and office shutdowns.
Resources:
Where to get school meals
Additional food and senior services
Online filing for welfare services
Public benefits for non-citizens
Free dental care for kids in Southern Nevada
Online filing for unemployment benefits
Online DMV
Special enrollment period for health insurance
Addiction and recovery resources
Domestic violence resources


Where to get school meals
Information is from the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) and from individual districts. The NDA is putting out updated information from school districts as sites are confirmed. 
Sites and times are subject to change and will be updated as that information is made available. 
Carson City School District
Meals are expected to be available beginning Tuesday, March 17 with sites open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Empire Elementary School: 1260 Monte Rosa Dr, Carson City, NV 89701
Mark Twain Elementary School: 2111 Carriage Crest Dr, Carson City, NV 89706
Al Seeliger Elementary School: 2800 S Saliman Rd, Carson City, NV 89701
Carson High School: 1111 N Saliman Rd, Carson City, NV 89701
More information will be made available in the coming days.
Churchill School District
Meals are expected to be available beginning Wednesday, March 18 with sites open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sites are grab-and-go and will provide breakfast and lunch.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Churchill County High School: 1 Greenwave Circle, Fallon, NV 89406
Numa Elementary School: 601 Discovery Dr, Fallon, NV 89406
Northside Early Learning Center: 690 South Maine Street, Fallon, NV 89406
More information will be made available in the coming days.
Clark County School District
Clark County has released a list of 28 locations where meals will continue to be provided. Food will be available between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and a school-age child must be present for the food to be distributed.
The district intends to work with rural communities to expand distribution in those areas going forward.
Families can find out which site they are closest to on the CCSD Nutrislice website.
The schools where meals are provided are:
Basic HS: 400 Palo Verde Dr., Henderson, NV 89015
Boulder City HS: 1101 Fifth St., Boulder City, NV 89005
Canyon Springs HS: 350 E Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Centennial HS: 10200 Centennial Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89149
Chaparral HS: 3820 Annie Oakley Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121
Cheyenne HS: 3200 W Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Cimarron-Memorial HS: 2301 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Clark HS:4291 W Pennwood Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Del Sol Academy: 3100 E. Patrick Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89120
Desert Pines HS: 3800 E Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89110
Eldorado HS: 1139 N. Linn Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89110
Green Valley HS: 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd., Henderson, NV 89014
Hughes MS: 550 Hafen Ln., Mesquite, NV 89027
Indian Springs HS: 400 Sky Rd., Indian Springs, NV 89108
Las Vegas HS: 6500 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89142
Laughlin HS: 1900 Cougar Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029
Lyon MS: 179 S. Andersen, Overton, NV
Mojave HS: 5302 Goldfield St., North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Sandy Valley HS: 1420 E. Pearl Ave., Sandy Valley, NV 89019
Shadow Ridge HS: 5050 Brent Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89131
Sierra Vista HS: 8100 W Robindale Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113
Silverado HS: 1650 W Silver Hawk Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Spring Valley HS: 3750 S Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89147
Sunrise Mountain HS: 2575 N. Los Feliz St., Las Vegas, NV 89156
Ute Perkins ES: 1255 Patriots Way, Moapa, NV 89025
Valley HS: 2839 S. Burnham Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169
Veteran’s CTA: 2531 Vegas Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89106
West Prep Academy: 2050 Sapphire Stone Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106
Additionally, the following charter schools will provide meals:
Equipo Academy, in partnership with Three Square: 4131 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89110
Quest Academy Las Vegas: 4025 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Douglas County School District
Meals are expected to be available beginning Wednesday, March 18. Grab-and-go bags with lunch and breakfast will be available between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for families with at least one child enrolled in school.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
C.C. Meneley Elementary School: 1446 Muir Dr, Gardnerville, NV 89460
Jacks Valley Elementary School: 701 Jacks Valley Rd, Carson City, NV 89705
Gardnerville Elementary School1290 Toler Ave, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Carson Valley Elementary School1477 U.S. Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Pa-Wa-Lu Middle School701 Long Valley Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89460
Aspire Academy High School: 1680 Bently Pkwy S, Minden, NV 89423
More information will be made available in the coming days.
Elko County School District
Meals are expected to be available beginning Wednesday, March 18.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Southside Elementary School: 501 S 9th St, Elko, NV 89801
West Wendover High School: 2055 Elko Ave, West Wendover, NV 89883
Jackpot Combined School:2201 Progressive Dr, Jackpot, NV 89825
Owyhee Combined School: 100 Academic Way, Owyhee, NV 89832
More information will be made available in the coming days.
Esmeralda County School District
Information not yet released
Eureka County School District
Information not yet released
Humboldt County School District
Humboldt County and NDA have reported slightly different sites for meal distribution.
According to Humboldt County, meals will be available beginning Tuesday, March 17 for all students ages 18 and younger. Families will be able to pick up lunch and breakfast for the following day between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. every school day until March 27.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Grass Valley Elementary School: 6465 Grass Valley Rd, Winnemucca, NV 89445
Lowry High School: 5375 Kluncy Canyon Rd, Winnemucca, NV 89445
Winnemucca Grammar School: 522 Lay St, Winnemucca, NV 89445
Additionally, meals will be provided at:
Dutchman Acres Fire House
Golconda Firehouse
Dirt lot next to the Maverick across from the Post Office
McDermitt Elementary School
Paradise Ranchos (95)
Pioneer Park
Sawtooth in Orovada
The NDA has reported that meals will be provided at:
Grass Valley Elementary School: 6465 Grass Valley Rd, Winnemucca, NV 89445
Winnemucca Grammar School: 522 Lay St, Winnemucca, NV 89445
Sonoma High School: 1500 Melarkey St, Winnemucca, NV 89445
French Ford Middle School: 5495 Palisade Dr, Winnemucca, NV 89445
McDermitt Combined School: McDermitt, NV 89421
Lander County School District
Drive-thru meals are expected to be available beginning Tuesday, March 17. 
Families will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Battle Mountain Elementary School, 650 Altenburg Ave, Battle Mountain, NV 89820.
Lincoln County School District
Meals are expected to be available beginning Tuesday, March 17.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Caliente Elementary School: 289 Lincoln St, Caliente, NV 89008
Pahranagat Valley Middle School: 151 S Main St, Alamo, NV 89001
Lyon County School District
In order to maintain social distancing and prevent congregating, Lyon County is delivering meals via the bus route. 
Bus delivery schedules:
Dayton Bus Schedule
Fernley Bus Schedule
Smith Valley Bus Schedule
Yerington Bus Schedule
Mineral County School District
Dates and times have not yet been confirmed, but these schools will be providing meals:
Hawthorne Elementary School: 901 9th St, Hawthorne, NV 89415
Schurz Elementary School (With possible delivery to Luning and Mina): 4045 US-95, Schurz, NV 89427
Nye County School District
Walk-up meals are expected to be available beginning Wednesday, March 18.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Gabbs Elementary School: 511 E Ave, Gabbs, NV 89409
Round Mountain Schools: 59 Hadley Circle, Round Mountain, NV 89045
Tonopah Elementary School: 1220 Idaho Cir, Tonopah, NV 89049
In order to maintain social distancing and prevent congregating, Nye County also intends to utilize the school district’s transportation department to deliver food along the bus route. 
More information, including estimated times/locations, coming Wednesday.
Pershing County School District
Meals are expected to be available beginning Wednesday,
March 18. The breakfast and lunch combo will be available at no cost, but
parents will not be able to pick up food without their child present.
Meals will be provided Monday through Thursday.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Pershing County Middle School: 1295 Elmhurst Ave, Lovelock, NV 89419, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Rye Patch Firehouse parking lot: Old Victory Hwy, Lovelock, NV 89419, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imlay Elementary School parking lot: 380 Main St, Imlay, NV 89418, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Storey County School District
Information not yet released
Washoe County School District
Meals are expected to be available beginning Tuesday, March 17 in partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
The schools where meals will be provided are:
Lois Allen Elementary School: 5155 Mc Guffey Rd, Sun Valley, NV 89433, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Alice Smith Elementary School: 1070 Beckwourth Dr, Reno, NV 89506, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Libby Booth Elementary School: 1450 Stewart St, Reno, NV 89502, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Rita Cannan Elementary School: 2450 Cannan St, Reno, NV 89512, 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Glenn Duncan STEM Academy: 1200 Montello St, Reno, NV 89512, 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Greenbrae Elementary School: 1840 4th St, Sparks, NV 89431, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Echo Loder Elementary School: 600 Apple St, Reno, NV 89502, 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Stead Elementary School: 10580 Stead Blvd, Reno, NV 89506, 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Sun Valley Elementary School: 5490 Leon Dr, Sun Valley, NV 89433, 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Additionally, meals will be provided at these locations:
Evelyn Mount Community Center: 1301 Valley Road, Reno, NV, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Donald L. Carano Youth & Teen Facility: 1090 Bresson Avenue, Reno, NV
The Club at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility: 2680 E. Ninth St, Reno, NV
Joe Mitchell Community Center (Lemmon Valley): 325 Patrician Way, Reno, NV
Neil Road Youth Site: 3905 Neil Road, Reno, NV
White Pine County School District
All students in White Pine County are able to pick up free lunch and breakfast for the following day at one of seven locations. Families in rural areas who cannot access these sites can call the district office at (775) 289-4851 to set up delivery.
The sites and times where meals are provided are:
Cherry Creek: Normal bus stop, 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Lages Station: Gas station, 12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
McGill Elementary School: 25 Avenue F, McGill, NV 89318, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Baker Elementary School: 120 Main St, Baker, NV 89311, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Lund Elementary School: 301 E 2nd, Lund, NV 89317, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Ruth Community Center: 20-28 Main St, Ruth, NV 89319, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
White Pine High School: 1800 Bobcat Dr, Ely, NV 89301, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.


Additional food and senior services
In addition to school meal sites, Three Square Food Bank has set up 43 emergency food distribution sites across Southern Nevada. Three Square has temporarily suspended normal food distribution to any agency partners that are not on the emergency distribution list.
The non-profit also has services available for seniors. Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, anyone in Southern Nevada over the age of 60 can speak to an advocate at (702) 765-4030 to help determine what services are available to help them access food.
Smith’s food and drug stores are also offering special
shopping hours for seniors. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 a.m.
to 8:00 a.m., stores will be open only to seniors, allowing them to avoid
busier shopping times.
Additionally, Smith’s is waiving the pick-up fee for
curbside pickup online orders for customers who are over 60 years of age. The
fee waiver will last through April 18, 2020.
Smith’s will continue its temporary store hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for all other customers until further notice and are evaluating the option of extending pharmacy hours for seniors.
These stores are also offering accommodations to seniors:
Target: Senior hour Wednesdays,  8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Dollar General: Senior hour every day, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Whole Foods: Senior hour every day, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.


Online filing for welfare services
Nevadans may apply for welfare services through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Welfare and Supportive Services which provides food assistance (SNAP and WIC) cash assistance (TANF), medical and child care assistance through Access Nevada or by calling (702) 486-1646 for Southern Nevada offices; (775) 684-7200 for Northern Nevada offices to be connected with a representative. Automated voice instructions are provided in both English and Spanish.  
Those who can access a computer and the internet may apply through the department’s Access Nevada portal, which has English and Spanish modes and downloadable guides on how to use the online portal in both languages. 
After providing basic identifying information, the applicant can indicate whether they speak English. If they select “no,” the system will ask whether they need an interpreter and provide 13 language options as well as “other.” 
If the applicant would like to add someone 18 years of age or older to apply for benefits or act on their behalf, they have the option to add an authorized representative. 
The portal allows the user to check which services they qualify for, by entering information about their household:
Type of housing (homeless, public, subsidized, etc.) 
Rent or mortgage and child care expenses
Combined total income and resources including vehicles, insurance, retirement, property and other assets
Age of household members and whether they are disabled or pregnant
Citizenship status
Based on the information provided, a matrix will come up telling the user which programs each household member qualifies for: cash, medical, food, WIC or child care. The user will then be redirected to a page that invites them to check the boxes of programs they want to apply for and begin their applications, which also can be submitted through the portal. 
Applications can be saved if the applicant cannot complete it in one sitting. The Access Nevada portal also allows the user to communicate with the Department of Welfare and Social Services with messaging and a To-Do list.


Public benefits for non-citizens
Ineligible non-citizens who do not meet citizenship eligibility criteria may qualify for some limited Medicaid coverage. These applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements except for citizenship. Non-citizens are ineligible for all other benefits. 
Applicants are required to provide information about the citizenship or immigration status for all persons who are applying for assistance. Qualified non-citizen status is verified with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for eligibility purposes. Information on non-applicants or non-citizens will not be shared with USCIS. 
Failure to provide citizenship or immigration status information will render the individual applicant ineligible for benefits. Other family or household members may still receive benefits if they are otherwise eligible. 


Free dental care for children whose parents have been laid off
Dr. Steven DeLisle, a pediatric dentist in Las Vegas, said that Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas is now offering free dental care for Southern Nevada children whose parents have been laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Children’s Dentistry has nine offices spread throughout the Las Vegas Valley and Pahrump.
DeLisle said that parents wishing to schedule services should call (702) 99-TOOTH (998-6684) to be routed to the closest office to their home.


Online filing for unemployment benefits
Nevadans can file unemployment insurance claims online 24 hours a day.
There are online video tutorials available in English and in Spanish to help users create accounts and begin filing claims.
Additionally, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) have extended the hour of their unemployment lines to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. These lines can be reached at:
Northern Nevada(775) 684-0350
Southern Nevada(702) 486-0350
Rural Nevada(888) 890-8211
DETR has emphasized that these extended hours are solely for unemployment lines, and their JobConnect offices will be operating with normal business hours.
“We are actively preparing our system and staffing levels so we can meet the recent increased UI demand,” said Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner, director of DETR. “We will continue to monitor, evaluate and revise our systems and staffing as the need arises.”


Online DMV
As of March 18, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) offices are closed statewide, and customers will only be served online or at kiosks.
A list of common transactions that can be performed online:
Address Change
Vehicle Registration Renewal
Original Registration (vehicles purchased from a Nevada dealer)
Movement Permit (vehicles with an existing Nevada registration)
Personalized License Plate Order
Handicapped Placard
Duplicate Registration or License Plate Decal | Duplicate Title
Duplicate Driver License, Permit or ID
Driver History Printout
Insurance Verification Response and Registration Reinstatement

Special enrollment period open for insurance through state health insurance exchange
Nevadans will be able to enroll in health insurance plans through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange between March 17 and April 15 as part of a limited exceptional circumstance special enrollment period.
Those seeking to enroll are encouraged to contact the exchange’s customer service center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (800) 547-2927. The call center is also extending its hours on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March 21 through April 15, except Easter Sunday.
The exchange is also reminding people that there are other qualifying life events that allow someone to enroll in insurance through the state’s exchange — including marriage, birth of a child, moving, loss of health insurance or Medicaid denial — outside of the special enrollment period.


Addiction and recovery resources
As a result of social distancing requirements, many in-person recovery meetings are being cancelled or postponed. There are multiple online alternatives available for those in the recovery community.
Alcoholics Anonymous has a compiled document with digital resources including a link to a directory of online meetings.
Virtual NA also provides a directory of narcotics anonymous meetings accessible online or by phone.
In the Rooms, a social online recovery community, provides resources including blogs, direct messaging, and online live meetings.
In addition to these digital resources, recovery facilities such as Freedom House and Desert Hope are still open, and all staff and clients are being screened for symptoms.


Domestic violence resources
Social distancing means staying home for Nevada, but isolation in an abusive home environment combined with emotional and financial distress can lead to dangerous conditions. The state has a database available for Nevadans to find a shelter or hotline nearby if they require domestic violence services.
Some shelters and hotlines in the state have confirmed that they will remain operational during the lockdown period:
Reno/Sparks
Safe Embrace is keeping its shelter and 24/7 crisis hotline operational for those forced to stay in a home environment with, or in close proximity to, an abuser.
Those in need of help can call the hotline at (775) 322-3466.
Southern Nevada
SafeNest, a non-profit agency in Clark County focused ending domestic violence and assisting those affected by it, will keep its shelter and crisis hotlines will fully operational in order to offer services to those facing an unsafe home environment.
Those in need of help can call or text the hotline 24/7 at (702) 646-4981 or use their online chat service.





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