The announcements came the same day Sisolak issued an emergency directive extending by two weeks the school and nonessential business closures through April 30, and another directing residents to shelter in place — something that the governor said “merely reinforces” previous guidance to stay at home. During a news conference Wednesday evening, the governor explained why the directive doesn’t carry any penalties for people not staying at home.
Gov. Steve Sisolak has extended all of the state’s emergency actions to mitigate spread of COVID-19 — including closure of public and private schools, a nonessential business shutdown and ban on large gatherings — until the end of April, while urging state residents to shelter in place.
While his schedule varies, in a typical week Summers has one to two gigs as a violinist and substitute teaches two to three days. He works as a day-to-day sub rather than taking on long term sub positions to make sure he has time to take on new gigs as a musician, as those make up the majority of his income. Before the shutdown, he had six paid gigs lined up and within a week, all of them were canceled. He had only been paid in advance for one.
Although not initially listed on the state’s list of essential and nonessential businesses, subsequent clarifications published by the state have led municipalities to direct breweries that don’t serve food to cease direct sales, curbside pickup and delivery of all ales and lagers, and stick only to wholesale.
The motion for a temporary restraining order was filed in federal court in Nevada on Tuesday. It raises concerns similar to those the ACLU expressed last week about the risk of coronavirus transmission in Nevada prisons and jails.
Reno-based licensed therapist Frank Lemus knows that during the COVID-19 crisis, his practice is more important than ever, and he’s focusing on providing his clients with a sense of safety and security.
On Saturday, officials touted their work converting the Cashman Complex parking lot into a sleeping area complete with carpeting. But by Monday, a photo of people curled up under blankets in painted rectangles on the asphalt was drawing criticism from around the globe, with many asking why Southern Nevada’s largely empty megaresorts were not being offered up as a solution.
Thousands of independent contractors are interwoven into the economy and are on the frontlines during an economic downturn. Workers who are self-employed form a diverse part of the economy. They often balance multiple jobs, and represent a range of trades and wage brackets.
But the announcement of Nevada’s eviction pause has created a lot of questions for landlords, lenders, tenants and borrowers alike. Below, we’ve provided answers for several of the more common questions.
He said the group’s foremost task would be finding and securing sources of protective equipment and test kits, even amid fierce competition between states and the federal government to obtain needed supplies.
With the number of coronavirus cases in the Silver State on the rise, The Nevada Independent will be keeping you up to date on the latest here, both through regular live blog updates and updates to our infographic tracking cases around Nevada. The most recent updates will be posted at the top.
Teynae Richardson set some ground rules as screens lit up and dozens of faces stared back at her. It was 10 a.m. on Tuesday, one day after Nevada schools were ordered to begin distance learning amid the statewide coronavirus closures.
“We just opened four months ago,” Farside said about the business, which is a coffee shop by day and a bar by night. “We're not Apple. We don't have $500 billion in cash that we're sitting on. We're just two guys who have a coffee shop. And, unfortunately, at UNR they didn't have a class in the business section that said how to open a store during a pandemic.”
The announcement, which came in a press conference on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, comes after a coalition of legal aid providers and other advocacy groups called on elected officials to issue a statewide moratorium on evictions. Prior to the announcement, a patchwork of orders from some 40 courts in the state led to confusion about who was eligible for what, if any, relief or postponement of an eviction.
A little more than a year ago, lawmakers heard a bill that would've appropriated an additional $15 million toward public health. The bill died without a second hearing. Now, the state's underfunded health agencies are grappling with a public health emergency.
More than 20 organizations signed on to a letter last week calling on Sisolak to issue a statewide moratorium on evictions to provide peace of mind to renters, who comprise 45 percent of Nevada households, and replace a confusing patchwork of orders from individual local courts offering varied levels of relief to tenants.