Library District Updates and Vital Community Resources
All Library District branches are OPEN with full services at 50 percent total capacity 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.
- Communication Toolkit: For Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations
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)
- Self-Care Resources for Nurses and Healthcare Workers During COVID-19
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
- Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Article) - December 14, 2020
- Necessity of 2 Doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines (Article) - February 3, 2021
- Researchers Investigate What COVID-19 Does to the Heart (Article) - February 10, 2021
- Mask Wearing for COVID-19 Prevention—Summary of CDC Data (Podcast) - February 10, 2021
- The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for COVID-19 (Article) - March 1, 2021
- Assessment of Respiratory Function in Infants and Young Children Wearing Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Article) - March 2, 2021
- Coronavirus Variants (Video) - March 4, 2021
- Dr. Spot Will See You Now—A Robot Dog For Hospital Visits (Video) - March 4, 2021
- Approaches for Optimal Use of Different COVID-19 Vaccines (Article) - March 4, 2021
- Acute Allergic Reactions to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines (Article) - March 8, 2021
- Immunogenicity of the Ad26.COV2.S Vaccine for COVID-19 (Article) - March 11, 2021
- COVID-19 Vaccines vs Variants—Determining How Much Immunity Is Enough (Article) - March 17, 2021
- Outcomes for Patients Following Hospitalization for COVID-19 (Article) - March 17, 2021
- Experts Discuss COVID-19—Vaccine Questions, School Openings, and More (Article) - March 17, 2021
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.
- CDC information on masks and face-coverings.
- Cloth masks do protect the wearer - The Conversation with Dr. Monica Gandhi
- UNC Health: Pro Tip to Help Your Earloop Mask Fit More Tightly (Video)
- CDC - Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Exposure, 2021
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
- Trouble breathing, tooth loss: Some COVID-19 patients face lasting effects (Article) - 8 News Now Las Vegas on January 23, 2021
- Coronavirus Vaccine Hesitancy in Black and Latinx Communities
- The Effects of School Reopenings on COVID-19 Hospitalizations (Article) - January 4, 2021
- Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for treatment of early SARS-CoV-2 infection (Article) - February 26, 2021
- National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care
- Why has COVID-19 been especially harmful for working women? - Brookings Institute
- 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
- Energy Employee’s Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA)
- 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
- Emergency Broadband Benefit - FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.
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 email@example.com, 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.
- Dream Big Nevada DACA Information Packet - On December 7, 2020, USCIS and DHS announced that they would be accepting DACA applications for the first time.
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!
- Road to College and Career Readiness FREE Virtual Workshops! The Nevada State Treasurer's Office is hosting virtual workshopsto provide information about financial aid tools. The FREE virtual workshops will take place every Wednesday at 6PM from February 10th through March 3rd (Hosted in Spanish on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24)
- 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
Thinking Money for Kids - The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, has released a collection of free online games to teach children basic financial skills related to earning, saving and spending money. The four interactive games are designed for children ages 7 to 11 but are appropriate for other ages as well.
- Earning It: Follow the paths of characters Grace, Emma, and Kenji to see how their childhood interests translate into successful careers and opportunities to “give back” by volunteering.
- Balance My Budget: Make choices about how to meet basic needs and treat yourself with a splurge here and there, while sticking to a monthly budget.
- Money Trail: Starting with $500 in your bank account, make decisions about how to earn and spend.
- Let’s Deal: Hear from buyers and vendors at a farmers’ market as they swap goods and learn about money.
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