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Coronavirus | State Government

Sisolak summons Nevada National Guard, retired health care workers into COVID-19 response

April 1st, 2020 - 7:04pm
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.




Coronavirus | Economy & Business

Nevada Interrupted: Substitute teacher and musician out of work amid coronavirus shut downs

April 1st, 2020 - 2:00am
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.

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Coronavirus | Local Government

Providers struggle to meet needs of homeless as coronavirus pandemic spreads, conditions evolve

March 31st, 2020 - 2:00am
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.




Coronavirus

Coronavirus Live Blog: Washoe County reports fourth death, bringing fatalities statewide to 32; Humboldt County reports two more cases

March 30th, 2020 - 8:32am
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.


Coronavirus | Economy & Business

Nevada Interrupted: Open just four months before pandemic hit, Reno’s Coffee N’ Comics wants to be part of the solution

March 30th, 2020 - 2:00am
“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.”

Coronavirus | Real Estate | State Government

Sisolak announces statewide moratorium on residential, commercial evictions during COVID-19 crisis

March 29th, 2020 - 4:18pm
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.


Coronavirus | Real Estate | State Government

State’s ‘piecemeal’ approach to evictions during pandemic worries tenants and landlords alike

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.

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