We know everyone is getting really worried about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)—and so are we. It’s getting way too close to home, and that’s uncomfortable to say the least. To help ease some of your stress, we wanted to bring you some useful information to help you weather the storm in lieu of this month’s eReport. In addition, we wanted to let you know that we are here for you! “Social distancing” can be unpleasant and lonely. Just need to chat with somebody? Give us a call! We are here to help in this difficult and uncertain time!
COVID-19 or the Flu?
How to tell the difference between the Coronavirus, the flu, and the common cold and allergies. Read the full article from CNN Health here.
Keeping Yourself Healthy
To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, take a look at the following measures everyone should be taking to protect themselves and their families. For more in depth instructions, read this article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What Our Governments are Saying
It is important to heed the advice of our governments in this uncertain time—they are here to help us get through this! Below you’ll find easy access to the guidelines put out by the President, as well as Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.
Click here to read the “15 Days to Slow the Spread” guidelines released by the White House.
NV Governor’s Risk Mitigation Initiatives
Read the full transcript of the Governor’s press conference here.
What About Food?
So Governor Sisolak has ordered all non-essential business to close for 30 days, but what does that mean? What about getting access to food? According to the report, essential business are to stay open, “such as, pharmacies, grocery stores, drug and convenience stores, banks and financial institutions, hardware stores, and gas stations…Charitable food distribution sites, including the meals being distributed to our students in wake of the school closings, along with grocery stores should remain fully open and operational. Food services for healthcare facilities and other essential facilities should remain open.” In addition, he is “asking grocery stores [to] consider special hours for the vulnerable populations.” Many of us have seen the empty shelves in the local stores, but please be re-assured that they are still receiving supplies.
If you have school-aged children, the Douglas County School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch to kids 0-18 years of age starting Wednesday, 3/18. Check out the flyer below for additional details.