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Jul 21, 2021

For more information about the city's reopening plans, please visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/welcomeback.

Para obtener información sobre COVID-19 en español, visite este sitio web.

Clark County Mask Directive In Effect Through Aug. 17 

After an emergency meeting to discuss rising COVID-19 cases and positivity rates in Southern Nevada, the Clark County Commission voted to require mask use for employees when indoors in public spaces at their place of work. This requirement is for all people, regardless of their vaccination status.
This goes into effect at 12 a.m. Thursday, July 22, and continues through Tuesday, Aug. 17, when Commissioners will revisit the issue. This move was made pursuant to the Governor's directives, which handed over enforcement measures for the pandemic from the state to County officials.

Other parts of the plan that were passed after hearing from the Southern Nevada Health District:

▪ Event venues hosting gatherings of 250 people or more will be required to submit COVID-19 mitigation plans for festivals and other large events.
▪ Due to concerns about increasing COVID-19 caseloads, local businesses will be asked to post new signage asking people to follow Health District guidance recommending everyone to wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
▪ There will be a new push and renewed focus to increase the percentage of people getting vaccinated. 


On Friday, July 16, the Southern Nevada Health District issues the following statement recommending both unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in public settings: 

As COVID-19 case counts and the positivity rate continues to increase in our community, the Southern Nevada Health District is now recommending both unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.

Using masks correctly has proven to be effective in helping to prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. With the rise in cases and slowing vaccine rates in Clark County, the Health District’s recommendation to wear masks in crowded public settings, including grocery stores, malls, large events, and casinos, is a step to fully utilize the tools we have available to stop the pandemic.

In addition to wearing face masks, the Health District and its partners continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines and testing throughout the community. The COVID-19 vaccine is the most important and effective step people can take to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Additionally, people who are sick should stay home and get tested if they have symptoms related to COVID-19. People who are unvaccinated and have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19, such as traveling or attending mass gatherings should also get tested.

More information and resources, including vaccine clinics and testing sites, is available on the Health District website at www.snhd.info/covid


Vaccine Information

For more information on the vaccine and where to get a vaccine near you, visit our website.

All Nevadans aged 12 and older are eligible to schedule vaccination appointments statewide. 

To schedule an appointment in Southern Nevada:

- Visit vax4nv.nv.gov/patient/s/  

- Call 800-401-0946

Homebound vaccination appointments are also available. Call 855-635-0235 or email homebound@snhd.org.

If you have questions about the vaccine, please visit https://www.immunizenevada.org/nv-covid-fighter for statewide information and https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/ for southern Nevada information. You can also call 800-401-0946. 

Getting Tested

Here is a list of testing locations: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/


City Updates 


Need Help?

Housing Assistance

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office has created a template Lease Addendum and Promissory Note to assist and encourage landlords to work with tenants on a repayment plan to keep people in their residences and to avoid overwhelming the courts. This voluntary document is intended to help landlords receive delinquent rental amounts while helping keep tenants in their homes or places of business under a payment plan for back due rents that they can afford. 

Utilities & Services

NV Energy, Southwest Gas and the Las Vegas Valley Water District are willing to work with customers right now.

Three Square Food Bank has emergency food centers at 15 schools and 43 other locations for anyone who needs help. Three Square is offering grocery delivery for those in need that are 60+. Visit http://threesquare.org/help or call 702-765-4030 to see if you qualify.

Lost Pet Reunification Fees Waived 

To help families who might be struggling, fees will be waived for when the owner picks up their lost pet as long as ownership can be verified and required documentation provided. This applies to animals that are picked up by city of Las Vegas Animal Control officers and taken to the Animal Foundation. Call the shelter at 702-955-5932 for more information.

Have You Been Exposed?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, persistent cough and shortness of breath. Please click here if you think you have been exposed to or are developing potential symptoms.

Unemployment

The  Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), Employment Security Division encourages claimants to visit http://ui.nv.gov/css.html and detr.nv.gov/coronavirus to view important announcements and access essential resources.

To file for unemployment in the State of Nevada, please use the online application at http://ui.nv.gov/css.html. People unable to file online may file via telephone by calling a UI Claims Call Center between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Northern UI Call Center: 775-684-0350; Southern UI Call Center: 702-486-0350; Rural areas & Out-of-State: 888-890-8211.

You may refer to the resources listed on ui.nv.gov and frequently asked questions at https://detr.nv.gov/Page/COVID-19_(Coronavirus)_Information_for_Claimants_and_Employers.  


Ways To Help

We want your stories about how the Las Vegas community is coming together to help each other. Fill out this form: https://cityoflasvegas.link/InItTogetherSNV, Big or small, if it makes you smile, we'd like to know about it! 

Donate blood by visiting http://RedCrossBlood.org or https://www.vitalant.org to make an appointment. 

Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, has a help map where you can ask for help or offer help to your neighbors. 


Keeping The Homeless Safe

The city of Las Vegas is coordinating with Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District to address health risks posed by the pandemic. Standard precautions already in place at the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center include frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, making hand-washing stations available and providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Anyone who needs help can visit lasvegasnevda.gov/homeless. 


FAQs

Is Our Water Safe?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, like the flu, which is spread person to person—there is no indication that transmission can occur via drinking water supplies.

Southern Nevada’s drinking water is treated using a combination of ozonation, filtration and chlorination, which are on the leading edge of water treatment processes and effective at removing contaminants from water. To ensure your water meets or surpasses drinking water standards, we also monitor water quality around the valley 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Rumor Control

For a full list from FEMA, visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control.

Is 5G Cell Phone Technology Linked To The Cause Of Coronavirus?

A worldwide online conspiracy theory has attempted to link 5G cell phone technology as being one of the causes of the coronavirus. Many cell towers outside of the U.S. have been set on fire as a result; 5G technology does NOT cause coronavirus.

I Got A Call, Text, Or Email Saying I Could Get Financial Help. Is It Legitimate?

There have been reports that scammers are pretending to be the government, contacting people by robocall, text message, email and other outreach. These scammers say they can get people financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic, and then ask for money or personal information, like your Social Security, bank account or credit card number. This is a SCAM.

Don’t trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information. Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money. The Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, U.S. Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control staff never charge for disaster assistance. The Federal Trade Commission scams page has tips to help you avoid scams online, on the phone, by text and through email. If you see a scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission: ftc.gov/complaint.


Additional Resources

Listen to the city coronavirus podcast update

Follow the Health District on Twitter. Subscribe to their tweets by clicking on the bell on their profile here. Follow the Health District on Facebook.

Official information about travel and major events via the LVCVA

Official updates from CCSD

Official info from the CDC, or subscribe to the weekly CDC newsletter.

If you have been victimized by any crime related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please report your experience to the Attorney General’s Office (ag.nv.gov/Complaints/File_Complaint/) and the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or by e-mailing disaster@leo.gov. In your email, please provide the following information:

  • Your full name and contact information;
  • The dates on which you were victimized;
  • The location of the incident (including city and state);
  • A brief description of the crime; and
  • The name(s) and contact information of the perpetrator(s) (if known).

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