Library District Updates and Vital Community Resources
All Library District branches are OPEN with full services at 25% total capacity starting Monday, January 4, 2021, with Curbside Pick-Up Services available at select branches. We invite you to return your items to our outdoor book drops or by coming in to visit your nearest branch. You will not be charged late fines for any items that may be overdue. Face coverings are required for entry to all branches, and social distancing guidelines are in place following the governor’s mandate. You can continue to enjoy free online resources, here, and a comprehensive list of free community services, below. Stay safe and we look forward to serving you!
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Where to Turn for Information & Support
For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please refer to the following trusted sources:
Southern Nevada Health District
Centers for Disease Control
- Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting, opens a new window
- Cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 - The following information has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The Library District is posting it as a public service.
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) - Read the latest COVID-19 reports.
Nevada Health Response
- Nevada Health Response
- Press Releases: COVID-19 in Nevada
- COVID Trace App
- Find COVID-19 Testing in Nevada
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- EPA.gov/coronavirus - Information on disinfectants and other key EPA resources on COVID-19.
World Health Organization (WHO)
- WHO Advice for the Public
- Travel Advice
- COVID-19 Mythbusters
- COVID-19 Vaccine
- OpenWHO Free Online Courses:
Managing Coronavirus Stress and Anxiety
- CDC - Center for Disease Control's guide to coping with stress and anxiety
- ADAA - Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Psychology.org - Dealing with coronavirus anxiety: Expert tips
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Journal of the American Medical Association
- Conversations with Dr. Bauchner (Podcast Series) - Join Howard Bauchner, MD, each week as he interviews leading researchers and thinkers in health care about their recent JAMA articles. Covering a broad range of practice-changing research and important innovations.
- Conversations with Dr. Bauchner (Video Series) - Join Howard Bauchner, MD, each week as he interviews leading researchers and thinkers in health care about their recent JAMA articles. Covering a broad range of practice-changing research and important innovations.
- Preventing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 With Masks and Other “Low-tech” Interventions (Article) - October 26, 2020
- Assessment of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hospitalization and Mortality in Patients With COVID-19 in New York City (Article) - December 4, 2020
- Air Handling Standards for Increasing the Safety of Indoor Spaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Podcast) - December 7, 2020
- A Nursing Researcher’s Experience in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial (Article) - December 7, 2020
- Coronavirus Vaccine Update With Anthony Fauci (Video) - December 11, 2020
- Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Article) - December 14, 2020
- Clinical Outcomes, Costs, and Cost-effectiveness of Strategies for Adults Experiencing Sheltered Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Article) - December 22, 2020
- Hospital Readmission Is Common Among COVID-19 Survivors (Article) - December 29, 2020
- Nursing Homes and COVID-19 (Podcast) - December 30, 2020
- COVID-19 Conspiracies and Beyond: How Physicians Can Deal With Patients’ Misinformation (Podcast) - December 30, 2020
- Public Mobility and Social Media Attention in Response to COVID-19 in Sweden and Denmark (Article) - January 4, 2021
- Public Concern About Violence, Firearms, and the COVID-19 Pandemic in California (Article) - January 4, 2021
- COVID-19 Vaccine Safety–Anaphylaxis and Allergic Reactions (Podcast) - January 6, 2021
- SARS-CoV-2 Transmission From People Without COVID-19 Symptoms (Article) - January 7, 2021
- Diagnostic Value of Patient-Reported and Clinically Tested Olfactory Dysfunction in a Population Screened for COVID-19 (Article) - January 7, 2021
- Clinical Review Audio: Understanding SARS-CoV-2 genetic variants (Podcast)
Additional recommendations from the SNHD and the CDC include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Use of masks helps slow the spread of COVID-19.
Additional COVID-19 Resources:
- COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers
- What Happens If You Get Coronavirus (Video) - This video 3D animation is a collaboration between Nucleus Medical Media and the What If Channel.
- Coronavirus Video Series by Dr. Mike Hansen - Doctor Mike Hansen, MD, is a medical doctor who is both an internist and an intensivist, as well as a pulmonologist. He specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine.
- Coronavirus and Your Eyes (PDF) - American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Effects of COVID-19 on the Nervous System (PDF) - Cell Press October 1, 2020
- Eye Protection for Infection Control (PDF) - October 7, 2020
- Genomic evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: a case study (Article) - October 12, 2020
- Today Show: How Your Blood Type Could Affect Your Risk Of Coronavirus (Video) - October 15, 2020
- Covid-19 Leaves Behind a List of Lingering Symptoms: Johns Hopkins (Video) - October 22, 2020
- Study finds brain abnormalities 'common' in COVID-19 patients (Article) - October 30, 2020
- Already had the coronavirus? You could get it again (Article) - National Geographic December 1, 2020
- United Way Resources - Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund and COVID Resources.
- CCSD Food Distribution Information - CCSD will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure.
- Three Square Emergency Food Distribution Plan - Three Square Food Bank Implements Emergency Food Distribution Strategy in Response to COVID-19.
- Nevada211 - COVID-19 Southern Nevada Updates and Resources
- Hope For The City - Food Distribution and Food Pantries
- First Person Care Clinic - Committed to providing affordable, high-quality, and compassionate health care services to anyone in need.
- Nevada Health Link - Nevadans who have lost their job due to COVID-19 (or due to other circumstances) or experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) can newly enroll in a health plan through Nevada Health Link even outside the open enrollment period (Nov. 1 – Jan. 15). Currently, enrolled members who experience life changes can make changes to their health insurance or choose a new plan. This is known as a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
- FirstMed Health & Wellness - provide efficient, quality, and affordable health care services in a holistic, caring, and compassionate environment that is accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. The staff is fluent in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Visayan.
- Veteran Resources - VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans in the face of this emerging health risk.
- Asian Community Development Council - The ACDC Navigator Program provides state-licensed Health Navigators who speak different languages and can help facilitate enrollment in qualified health plans.
- Grant a Gift Autism Foundation - GGAF Case Management Team is serving as a support line to provide information regarding childcare, food, basic needs, medical care, government services/aid. If you or your family needs help, please call GGAF at 702-564-2453 and a care coordinator will assist you.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Family-to-Family is an 8-week course for families, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions.
- Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Nevada
- File for Unemployment - Nevada’s unemployment insurance self-service website.
- IRS.gov - Coronavirus tax relief and information about the Economic Impact Payment.
- Social Security & Coronavirus
- Clark County CARES Housing Assistance Program
- FTC: Getting Stimulus Payments To Homeless Communities - Individuals now have until November 21, 2020 to claim their stimulus payment this year.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Protecting your finances during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer credit (CFPB)
- Protections for Renters (CFPB): Steps renters can take, as well as many significant protections from eviction that apply in certain situations.
- CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance: What You Need to Know
- Helping Consumers Claim their Economic Impact Payment (CFPB)
- NV Energy - CARES Bill Payment Assistance
- Southwest Gas - Assistance Programs
- Cox Communications - Connect2Compete Affordable Internet Program
- Compare Internet Service Providers in the Las Vegas Area
- Guide To Internet Plans For Low And Fixed-Income Households
Small Business Assistance:
- Employ NV Business Hub - Two locations: Sahara West Library & Vegas Chamber
- Urban Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas - Tri-Chamber Grant Program for Small Businesses
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance - Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters. Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at 800.659.2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, opens a new window
- Business Economic Recovery Grants
- COVID-19 Resources for Artists - Meow Wolf has put together resources for artists around the country who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Artist Relief - Updated for 2021! The Artist Relief Grant from the Nevada Arts Council provides financial assistance for individual artists in Nevada who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application and grantee requirements have been simplified to make the process as easy as possible for Nevada artists. Grants will be one-time emergency relief payments that must be expended by June 30, 2021.
- Arts Grants & Funding Support Program - The city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to provide this list of direct grant and funding support offered to artists and/or arts organizations practicing in a variety of mediums and disciplines in Nevada.
- Nine Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Federal Financial Aid
- Employment Resources and Money-Savings Tips for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada - COVID-19 Legal & Financial Toolkit
- FREE VIRTUAL Community Legal Education Classes - Offered as a free community service by William S. Boyd School of Law, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and Nevada Legal Services.
- Nevada Legal Services - Offering free legal assistance to eligible clients including free Ask A Lawyer workshops over the phone.
- FTC Coronavirus Scams - Tips from the Federal Trade Commission on how to avoid coronavirus scams.
Career & Employment Services:
- Business & Career Success Resources
- One-Stop Career Centers - Join a career coach for VIRTUAL career coffee hour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
- Professional Institute of Technology (NVPITA.com)
- Nevada Public Radio - Tips on what to do once you've been laid off from work.
Educational and Stay at Home Resources:
- Tools For School Success
- Limitless Learning with the Library District
- Stay at Home Resources - While you are practicing social distancing, use your free library card to access these fun, educational, and FREE online resources to help pass the time, teach you something new, and keep your skills sharp!
- Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Academic Excellence Program - Nominate a student grades 1-12 by April 9, 2021 for a chance to win $500 for themselves and their school.
- Y Cares – Educational Enrichment Program - The Y is committed to serving all participants engaged in full- or part-time distance learning, by providing high-quality full-day care in Las Vegas. Y Cares will combine fun, character-building activities with an educational enrichment component.
- Vegas Strong Academies - Provides the Las Vegas community a safe, caring and affordable childcare option, which will also provide academic and technical support for distance learning.
- Strong Start Academies - The Strong Start Go Mobile Pre-K Academy offers children and families an affordable high-quality early education program closer to their neighborhood. This program provides half-day pre-k classes along with family engagement workshops and activities.
- PBS Kids - How to talk to your kids about coronavirus.
- Healthy News Works: Health Beat Live Library - Work by kids and for kids about the coronavirus and other urgent topics.
- CCSD Family Guide - This website was created to provide information and resources for parents and students preparing for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents/guardians can find information about distance education, registration, food service, access to technology, Canvas, and a variety of other resources.
- Distance Learning Tips (blog)
- Cox Communications Tips - Internet access best practices for learning at home.
- Cyberbullying Resources from Security.org
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