Nevada Launches Digital Contact Tracing App “COVID Trace”
COVID Trace is an app for your phone that alerts you when you have been exposed to COVID-19. Early alerts and quick actions help save lives. For this reason, we invite you download this app and participate in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
COVID Trace was developed and launched by Nevada’s department of health and human services (DHHS), the state’s digital contact tracing app designed to slow the spread of covid-19.
To use COVID Trace, download the free app and opt-in to the Exposure Notification System. That system will generate a random ID for each user’s device. To help ensure those IDs can’t be used to identify a person or location, they change every 10-20 minutes. The user’s phone and surrounding phones will work in the background to exchange these random IDs via Bluetooth, a passive process which begins once the user opts-in, and functions without the app open. The user’s phone periodically checks all the random IDs associated with positive COVID-19 cases against its own list. If there is a match, the app will notify the user with further instructions from DHHS on what to do next to stay safe and keep others safe.
For more information on COVID Trace, visit https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/covidtrace.
Help is Available for Henderson Residents
Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Public Notice
EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2020 AND UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2020
The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) provides subsidized housing for low-income persons who meet both the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) and SNRHA' s admission criteria. Applications must be received in our office and date stamped by the close of business on August 31, 2020.
** In an effort to establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all of our employees and to protect the families that we serve, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you down load and complete the application from our website, www.snvrha.org, prior to submitting it to our office. We also ask that you consider mailing your application in lieu of bringing it into our office.**
The wait list will be open and we will accept applications for the following programs:
- WARDELLE STREET TOWNHOUSES (Future PUBLIC HOUSING/PBV/LIBTC) 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms.
- ESPINOZA TERRACE (PBV-RAD/Hcnderson)- 2 Bedrooms, Head, Spouse or Co-tenant must be 55 years or older at the time of application.
- ROSE GARDENS (PBV-RAD/North Las Vegas)- 2 Bedrooms, Head, Spouse or Co-tenant must be 55 years or older at the time of application.
- LUBERTHA JOHNSON (PBV-RAD) - 2 Bedrooms, Head, Spouse or Co-tenant must be 55 years or older at the time of application.
- DESIGNATED SENIOR (James Down, Sartini Plaza and Levy Gardens) -2 Bedrooms, Head, Spouse or Co-tenant must be 55 years or older at the time of application.
- CORONADO DRIVE (PBV/Henderson) - 2 Bedrooms, Head, Spouse or Co-tenant must be 55 years or older at the time of application.
- CONVENTIONAL PUBLIC HOUSING- 4 Bedrooms.
- LANDSMAN GARDENS (PBV-RAD/Henderson)- 5 Bedrooms.
- JUAN GARCIA (PBV-Las Vegas) - 4 Bedrooms.
- ARCHIE GRANT PARK (PBV-RAD/Las Vegas)-1 & 2 Bedrooms
Applicants meeting the following criteria will be assigned preference points. SNRHA must receive verification of all preferences. Preference points will impact your placement on the waiting list.
The following is a list of possible preference points:
- Applicants who work 20 or more hours per week
- Full-time students (Age 18 and older in an accredited school or training program
- Receiving SSI/SSD or proof of inability to work
- 62 years of age or older
- Families that live or work within Clark County
- Veteran or Spouse of a Veteran
- Disabled Veteran (disability must be service connected)
- Spouse of a Deceased Veteran ( death must be service connected)
*Please note that you are applying for the waitlist, SNRHA docs not have immediate or emergency housing**
Applications are accepted Monday though Thursday, 7:00am to 6:00pm (except holidays) at SNRHA's Admissions Department located at 5390 East Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89122. Disabled and out-of-state applicants may call (702) 477-3100 and request an application be mailed. Applicants may also log into our website at: www.SNVRHA.org to print a preliminary application and return it by mail or bring it into our office. For additional information, please call (702) 477-3100 or our hearing impaired number (TDD) at (702) 387-1898. Please ensure all questions are answered to prevent your application from being returned. If you require further communication in a format other than written English, please advise staff as soon as possible.
Housing and Small Business Stability
On March 25, 2020, the United States Congress passed an aid-package that is intended to provide substantial economic assistance to businesses, individuals, and families throughout the nation, as well as a temporary suspension of eviction and foreclosure actions or proceedings. This will give Nevadans and businesses facing financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic a grace period to obtain financial assistance made available through this extensive aid-package, as well as others, while allowing them to maintain essential stability in housing and business establishments.
Declaration of Emergency Directive 008 - Evictions
Mortgage assistance during COVID-19 outbreak
The Nevada Treasurer’s Office has compiled the following resource guide to assist homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19 with their mortgage payments. You must reach out to your lender in order to receive any assistance. Please reach out to your lender directly to discuss what options may be available to you, such as: working out a payment plan at the end of the 90-day forbearance period. Relief options will be specific to each borrower’s individual circumstances, and may vary.
If your lender is not on this list, or if you’re having difficulties contacting your lender, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
, a program of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, has a dedicated portal to better share information on finding emergency resources, such as financial assistance, food, healthcare and other support.
St. Jude's Ranch
If you or someone you know is in need of help with rent, utilities or other social service support, please call St. Jude’s Ranch for Children- Housing and Support Services Department at 702-436-1624 to schedule an appointment and see if you qualify. During these difficult times, we are working to support Nevadan’s and have expanded our services by offering Low Income Housing Trust Fund- Tenant Based Rental Assistance for Henderson residents.
If you or someone you know is in need of rental, utility or transportation assistance, please call Clark County Social Service at (702) 455-4270 or visit www.clarkcountynv.gov/social-service/
HopeLink of Southern Nevada offers a continuum of free services to assist families and individuals with food, shelter, housing and emergency provisions during times of crisis. Henderson residents may also be eligible for rent, mortgage, deposit and utility assistance. Clients under case management are eligible for back to school supplies, holiday assistance programs and a variety of medical, prescription, clothing, employment, transportation and other services to assist them back to being self-sufficient and sustainable households. Call 702 566 0576 Monday through Thursday from 8 to 5:30 or email email@example.com for more information.
CCSD Food Sites
CCSD will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during school closures. Starting April 27, CCSD food distribution sites will serve meals from 7am until 10am.
Monday and Wednesday
8-9 a.m. - Dooley ES & Brown JHS
9-10 a.m. - Steven ES, Hinman ES & Cunningham ES
Each student will be provided two days of meals on Monday and three days of meals on Wednesday.
Tuesday and Thursday
8-9 a.m. - Galloway ES & Burkholder MS
9-10 a.m. - Kesterson ES, Thorpe ES & Ullom ES
Each student will be provided two days of meals on Tuesday and three days of meals on Thursday.
To locate a site near you, visit http://ccsd.nutrislice.com.
Three Square Emergency Food Distribution Sites
In an effort to serve as many people as possible, Three Square has collaborated with select agency partners and volunteers located in key regions throughout the valley who will be assisting with the distribution of food at 43 emergency food distribution sites.
The emergency food distribution sites – which have various dates of operation and distribution times – were chosen to maximize coverage and food distribution across Southern Nevada. The sites are located at: 21 CCSD school sites (in addition to the 15 sites CCSD confirmed that will serve breakfast and lunch); three Station Casinos properties, including Palace Station, Sunset Station and Boulder Station; 10 Just One Project LDS Church sites; and nine of Three Square’s local agency partners.
For a complete list of Three Square’s emergency food distribution sites and hours of operation, visit https://www.threesquare.org/help. This map will be updated in real-time, ensuring the most current information is available.
To focus its efforts entirely on emergency food distribution in response to COVID-19, Three Square has suspended normal food distribution to agency partners, with the exception of those included as part of the emergency food distribution model.
Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund
The economic impact of COVID-19 is expected to increase the need for food assistance in Southern Nevada in the coming days and weeks. As a result, Three Square has created the Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund, which will allow the nonprofit to remain nimble in its daily response and quickly respond to those affected by quarantines, school closures and economic hardships. For more information about volunteer opportunities or donating to the Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund, visit threesquare.org or call 702 644-3663.
Food Resources for Seniors
Three Square remains committed to assisting seniors. Those 60 years of age and older who need food assistance are encouraged to call 702 765-4030 Monday-Friday between 9am and 5 pm, where they will speak with a caring Advocate to determine which program, service or resource is best for them. Advocates can also assess seniors for SNAP and provide information on nearby pantries that are dedicated to seniors, or home delivery for those in need.
Just One Project Pantry
The Just One Project Pantry is open weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only to serve ONLY seniors 60+ in need of food. To make an appointment call 702-462-2253 or visit https://thejustoneproject.org/senior-food-market#dc127ba5-e162-426d-852f-afaea223800a
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
Food Stamps, Medicaid, Childcare assistance, Energy assistance
Apply online https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/public/landing-page
Call: (702) 426-4900
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Food Assistance
SNAP is a federally funded program designed to help low income families buy nutritious food from authorized retailers, also known as "Food Stamps."
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - Cash Assistance
TANF is designed to provide temporary cash assistance for needy families to care for dependent children in their own homes or in the homes of relative caregivers. TANF provides financial and support services such as childcare, transportation, and other services to low income families with children.
Medicaid - Medical Assistance
The Medicaid Program is a federal program administered by the state. Its purpose is to help meet the cost of medical services for individuals receiving public assistance payments, and individuals and families with low income.
Child Care Assistance
The Child Care Program assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining childcare so they can work. Other services include resource and referral for parents seeking childcare and consumer information on the aspects of quality childcare. Resource and referral services are available to all Nevada families at no cost.
Energy Assistance (EAP)
The “Energy Assistance Program” provides a supplement to assist qualifying low-income Nevadans with the cost of home energy. Applications are evaluated year-round or until funding is exhausted. Eligible households receive an annual, one-time per year benefit customarily paid directly to their energy provider(s).
Child Support Enforcement Program
Nevada’s CSEP provides five basic services to both TANF and non-TANF families. They are 1) parent location; 2) establishing paternity for children born outside of marriage; 3) establishing financial and medical support orders; 4) enforcing support orders; and 5) collecting and distributing support payments. In providing these services, the birthrights of children are established, support is secured for children missing one or both parents, and the burden on Nevada taxpayers is reduced by offsetting the need for public assistance.
Click in: https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/public/landing-page to apply for benefits
Click in: https://dwss.nv.gov/ DWSS Website
Call in: https://dwss.nv.gov/Contact/Welfare/ to reach call center
One-Stop Career Center
For Telephone or Online Application Only
6330 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 822-4200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3405 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 486-0100
2827 Las Vegas Blvd N, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 486-0200
4500 E Sunset Rd #40, Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 486-0300
Apply online: http://ui.nv.gov/home.htm
UI Telephone: 702-486-0350 or 888-890-8211
• Username/Password Reset (ONLY): 702-486-3293
Curbside Coronavirus Testing
Beginning March 24, UNLV will be offering free curbside coronavirus testing by appointment only. For those looking to be tested, you must meet the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. To find out if you qualify for testing guidelines, contact 702-583-4408 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3pm.
HELPFUL TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING
Social Distancing Alone
Use real time video apps to stay in touch with friends and family.
Set up a virtual game nights with friends.
Watch movies with friends in real time using a movie app.
Take this time to start or finish a home improvement project you've been putting off.
Enjoy your favorite hobby and start new ones.
Learn or improve skills such as cooking, sewing, or painting.
Spring clean your home.
Exercise outside while maintaining a six feet of distance between yourself and others.
Curl up and read a good book.
Social Distancing with Kids
Maintain a schedule
Consistent routines and rules help create order and structure your day. Things go more smoothly when you and your child know what to expect. Choose a wake up time and bed time, then choose your meal times. In between these times, schedule time for educational activities or online schooling, fun activities, chores, outside time, and snacks.
Daily Schedule Example
| Time of Day
|| Wake up
| 7:30 am
|| Eat breakfast
| 8am- 8:30am
|| Educational activities
|| Outside time
|| Eat lunch
|| Fun activities
|| Educational activities
|| Outside time
|| Eat Dinner
|| Family time
|| Bed time for younger children
|| Bed time for older children
Activities for children
100 Activities To Do At Home During School Closures
50 Plus Easy Indoor Activities for Kids
Celebrating a birthday while practicing social distancing
Kids might not understand why they can't have a birthday party, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate. Here are some tips on how to celebrate a birthday while practicing social distancing.
- Decorate your house with streamers and balloons.
- Bake a cake or order one at a local bakery for curbside pick up. Don't forget the candles!
- Ask friends and family to mail gifts to your address. When your child opens the gifts, video chat with the giver so they can share in the gift opening experience and your child's excitement. (Remember, you don't have to open all the gifts at once and can spread it out over time.)
- Let your child choose what you do for the day.
- Cook your child's favorite meal or order it from their favorite restaurant for curbside pick up.
- If weather permits, go for a special birthday walk around the block or a trip to the park.
- Make thank you cards