Nevada COVID-19 Response

Business Information Network

 

A statewide network of business, industry, trade and economic development organizations working together to share information and provide resources to Nevada businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Announcements & PSAs

Links to virtual events, announcements, PSAs and more from our partners.

Announcements

From the Office of Governor Steve Sisolak

Governor Sisolak Activates the National Guard

Read the full press release here. Updated April 2, 2020

 

Directive Related to Legal Proceedings, Permits, and Licenses

Governor Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive related to the extension of deadlines that may come due during the state of emergency.

Read the full press release here. Updated March 31, 2020

 

Travel Advisory

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a travel advisory for the State of Nevada, urging visitors or returning Nevadans to self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days after arriving or returning to Nevada to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.

Read the full press release here. Updated March 31, 2020

 

New Emergency Operation Structure to Direct the Statewide Response to COVID-19

Read the full press release here. Last Updated March 30, 2020.

 

Emergency Declaration with Moratorium on Evictions

Read the full press release here. Last Updated March 29, 2020.

 

Governor’s Office of Economic Development

COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey: GOED is asking all businesses for their input on this survey.

 

Here is the Economic Impact Survey in Spanish.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force is looking for businesses, organizations or individuals who want to help. Assistance can come in the form of manufacturing, providing goods or services, connecting us to available resources and more. Please fill out the form on the task force site with the details of how you’d like to help. If you’d like to make a monetary donation, please visit the Nevada Community Foundation.

 

Manufacturing Retooling & Repurposing for PPE Survey

The purpose of this survey is to provide manufacturers with the opportunity to support our Silver State’s medical needs with production capabilities, inventory, and/or repurposing/retooling of manufacturing processes to produce Nevada-specific health care in-demand products for fighting COVID-19.

Can your manufacturing company help provide PPE in Nevada?

Please complete a short survey to let us know! If you are a manufacturer with the potential competencies and capacity to contribute PPE, please complete a short survey. Survey developed by GOED in partnership with Norther Nevada Development Authority.


 

PSAs from Network Partners

Latin Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas and U.S. Small Business Administration

Vegas Chamber and Latin Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas

Vegas Chamber and the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Webinars and Invitations

FRI 4/03 10:00 AM

CARES Act Webinar with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

Vegas Chamber, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto,

 

FRI 4/03 10:00 AM

Straight Talk

Hosts: Lawrence Weekly Clark County Commissioner, Dr. Tiffany Tyler DETR Unemployment Update, Francisco Morales Unemployment Questions (SPANISH)

Call in: (712) 775-7035; Access code: 819423

FRIDAYS @ 3:30 PM

Vegas Chamber Webinar: Trade Association/Chamber calls

VC Executive Team, Government Affairs Team, Tom Burns, Hugh Anderson

MON 4/06 11:00 AM

Department of Employment
Webinar with the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation

Vegas Chamber hosts DETR Director Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner who will discuss unemployment guidelines, applications, benefits, and resources available to employers and employees. This webinar will provide Nevada’s businesses guidance on how their employees can access federal and state unemployment benefits due to COVID-19.

 

TUE 4/07 2:00 PM

WEBINAR: SBA’s PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM–WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO APPLY

This webinar will feature a presentation and Q&A opportunity with Joe Amato, District Director for Nevada District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration.

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Collected from local, state, and federal sources.

 

Nevada Health Response 

Created by Governor Sisolak, the Nevada Health Response shares information pertinent to COVID-19, including resources for families, FAQs, and preventative measures. The below COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative includes critical information regarding COVID-19 prevention strategies, social distancing guidelines, postponement/cancellation of gatherings, essential and non-essential services and sectors, and guidelines for food establishments.

Updated: April 2, 2020

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The CARES Act created the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this cheat sheet to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan. See below.

Updated: April 2, 2020

 

Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senator for Nevada

Jacky Rosen’s office has created a resource page with details on unemployment insurance, CDC guidelines, IRS tax filing and much more. See below.

Updated: April 2, 2020

 

Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology

Updated: April 1, 2020

 

Payment Protection Program

Read these details for small businesses about the Payment Protection Program (PPP).

Updated: March 31, 2020

 

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

The state has issued a technical bulletin for employers regarding COVID-19 sick leave for employees. You can read the full bulletin here.

Updated: March 30, 2020

 

Department of Business and Industry (B&I)

This Business Resource Center is provided for business owners and entrepreneurs so they can plan for what happens next to their businesses during these uncertain times and helps them navigate the new challenges as they restart their operations.

Updated: March 30, 2020

 

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 

The U.S. Department of Labor has prepared this Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. Read here.

Updated: March 27, 2020

 

Small Business Guide to the CARES Act

This is a guide for small businesses to the CARES Act, the stimulus bill being passed. Read here.

Updated: March 27, 2020

 

Review-Journal Platform for Businesses

The Review-Journal is offering businesses a free platform to communicate with customers, both online and in print. Businesses can upload and update information online at lvrj.com/vegasbizupdates or by phone at 702-383-0383. That information — an address, contact information, business hours and service/product offerings — will appear at lvrj.com/vegas-business-updates, where customers can see it.

Updated: March 26, 2020

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Read more important details here. Read the full press release here.

Updated: March 26, 2020

 

Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

GOED has provided a compilation of online resources for businesses during this challenging time. See below for more details.

Updated: March 26, 2020

 

U.S. Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the Workplace

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. See below for multiple resources.

Updated: March 25, 2020

 

Workforce Connections Resources for Employers and Job Seekers

Workforce Connections has compiled a list of companies currently hiring in addition to a list of resources for employers.

Updated: March 25, 2020

 

Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)

DETR has compiled multiple resources regarding unemployment claims and job seeking on their website. Refer to the links below for more details.

Updated: March 25, 2020

 

Water Street District Business Association (WSDBA)

WSDBA has compiled news and resources for Water Street District business owners. Find here.

Updated: March 25, 2020

 

Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA)

NNDA has a local COVID-19 Resource Page for businesses in Nevada’s Sierra Region: Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County, Mineral County, and Storey County.

Updated: March 24, 2020

 

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN)

The EDAWN team serving Reno, Sparks and Tahoe has a local resource page for Western Nevada. Find those resources here.

Updated: March 24, 2020

 

Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC)

The Nevada SBDC Business Resiliency Toolkit contains a small business resiliency plan developed by the Washington SBDC as well as links to help small business owners plan for any kind of disruption, from natural disasters to infrastructure failures to pandemics.

Updated: March 23, 2020

 

Find Help

This site helps people find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is seachable by zip code.

Updated: March 23, 2020

 

Sitel Seeking to Hire Customer Service Representatives

Sitel is immediately hiring 100 employees into long-term roles to support a client’s customers. They want to partner with local employers who have had to terminate employment for a large number of customer service/hospitality employees within the past few weeks. They are looking for employers that have active background checks on the displaced employees and who are willing to work with Sitel to share candidates who have clear backgrounds (no criminal history). See below for the job description.

Updated: March 20, 2020

 

Nevada Health Link

In response to Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Declaration, Nevada Health Link announced a limited-time Exceptional Circumstance Special Enrollment Period for qualified Nevadans who missed the Open Enrollment Period. The SEP runs from March 17, 2020 through April 15, 2020, and will allow eligible individuals to enroll in a qualified health plan through the SBE platform, Nevada Health Link.

Updated: March 20, 2020

 

U.S. Department of Labor

National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor, under Section 170 of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). DWGs provide resources to states and other eligible applicants to respond to large, unexpected layoff events causing significant job losses. See below for more information.

Updated: March 19, 2020

 

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loan

SBA announced it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in the state who are affected by COVID-19. Businesses can apply at sba.gov/disaster. Additionally, see below for the statements they have shared.

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

Restore Your Economy

This site is regularly providing COVID-19 resources, in addition to sharing credible sources to remain up to date on COVID-19. See below for their latest entries in support of businesses during this time.

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook understands that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. They are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. See below for more details.

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

See below for important resources from the EEOC about emergency pandemic preparedness.

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

The Center for Disease Control

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released multiple resources regarding COVID-19. Please refer to the links below regarding COVID-19.

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Coronavirus Resource Page

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has compiled a page with links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery for those affected by COVID-19. Read about these resources here.

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

COVID-19: What Vegas Chamber Members Need to Know 

Our partners at the Vegas Chamber have compiled a list of updates, tips and news articles surrounding COVID-19. You can view their plans here.

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

Community Resources

Workforce Connections Community Resources List

Workforce Connections has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for the community and contact information for the services. View all information here. Some quick links include:

Clark County School District (CCSD) COVID-19 Resources

CCSD has compiled links to multiple food distribution sites, including those at their schools and led by Three Square. See below for that and more:

 

Child Care Aware

Childcare has been of particular interest to families of essential workers. See below for nationwide resources pertaining to this challenge. 

 

Families First

This toolkit breaks out the explanation of aid into seven categories. Additional information can be found on the federal student aid website.

 

Henderson Emergency Operations Center 

For CARE participants, the Henderson Emergency Operations Center has compiled a grid of food distribution locations. In addition, there is a corresponding companion map to visually identify where these addresses are located. 

 

Three Square and RTC Senior Grocery Delivery

#RTCSNV paratransit services are teaming up with @threesquarelv to make home grocery deliveries to seniors. For more information on this service please contact Three Square directly at seniorhunger@threesquare.com or call 702-765-4030. Additionally, service hours for all 12 of our Silver STAR routes are expanding, including earlier start times. For more information on the Silver STAR routes visit rtcsnv.com or call 702-228-4800. #StayHomeForNevada #COVID19

United Way of Southern Nevada

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.

Vegas Eater List of Restaurants Offering Takeout

The website has organized a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of modified hours and expanded delivery and take-out options.

View here

 

 

Now more than ever, it is important for teachers and staff to be vigilant about their own well-being. Below are some complimentary resources that provide advice and practical tools to help your teachers and staff navigate these unexpected life adjustments: 

 

Regional page for resources in Washoe County related to COVID-19.

https://covid19washoe.com/ 

 

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