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  • Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) is requesting those employers who will close before the end of March to submit their first quarter 2020 Employer’s Contributions and Wage Reports as soon as possible. 
    Employers can utilize online services for filing and making payment.
  • Governor bans gatherings of 10+ people
    Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    Governor Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive banning gatherings of 10 or more people in public spaces including parks, social clubs, libraries and parking lots. It is the latest in a series of orders forcing “aggressive social distancing” to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    While many Nevadans have adhered to social distancing practices to stem the spread of COVID-19, some are ignoring warnings, he said in a Facebook Live briefing on March 24.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The affected documents include all types of driver’s licenses and ID cards, vehicle registrations and movement permits, DMV business licenses and Motor Carrier credentials. 
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for grants to help increase access to education, training and health care resources in rural communities.
    USDA is making $71.7 million in grants available under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program. 
    This program helps rural communities use telecommunications-based audio and video equipment to connect teachers, students, medical providers and rural residents with each other and the world.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is closing offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The federal government has suspended some rules for the trucking industry to keep up with the demand for foods and services brought on by the corona-virus outbreak, a leading trucking executive said on Nevada Newsmakers.
  • Food industry sources urge Americans to shop as they normally would
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    Most Lovelock shoppers know the checkers by their first names. They don’t have to glance at their nametags. Every day, Richelle, Patty, Paul and Dan check out long lines of Safeway customers. Lorrie, Alicia, Melissa and others bag the groceries or stock the shelves. Since the coronavirus struck, there’s no downtime.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbs and all non-essential business grinds to a halt in Nevada, health care providers across the state are continuing to prepare for a massive influx of critically ill patients.
    Providers, in interviews with The Nevada Independent this week, said they are already seeing an uptick in emergency room and urgent care visits, though those facilities have yet to be overwhelmed as they have been in Washington state and Italy. The most significant challenges at this point, they said, are the shortage of testing resources and personal protective equipment, as well as a surge of minorly ill patients seeking to be tested for coronavirus.
  • Nevada officials, native community members grapple with high rate of missing and murdered indigenous women
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    An indigenous woman lies flat on the ground, immobile.
    As a drum slowly crescendos, she tries to rise, struggling against an invisible weight pinning her to the ground. But then the sound of the drumbeat fills the space, and she moves with graceful strength, embracing the music and losing herself in the dance until she is fully upright, fist in the air.
    “I end with my fist in the air for all the women who aren’t with us or who need to feel their strength, as I’m trying to feel mine,” Fawn Douglas told The Nevada Independent as she described a dance she choreographed titled “Rise of the Deer Woman.” 
  • COVID-19 shutters schools; education and food services continue
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    “This is not a spring break for our staff,” Pershing County Superintendent Russell Fecht told Chairman Walter Brinkerhoff, Joe Crim, Officer Mike Mancebo, James Evans and Cindy Plummer. The PCSD Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 16, at the district office.
    On Mar. 15, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the closure of K-12 schools across the state. They’ll stay closed until at least Apr. 6 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Within days of the shutdown, PCSD began distributing breakfasts and lunches to students at three distribution points. By Wednesday, teachers rolled out a district-wide distance learning program. 
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