COVID-19 Disaster Response: Online Business Resources

Business closure Guidance Documents (FAQ)

Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Initiative - guidance to protect health and safety of Nevadans:

  • Governor Sisolak Guidance: Directive 007 – Gatherings
  • Governor Sisolak Guidance: Directive 003 – Essential & Non-Essential Businesses (UPDATED)
  • Gaming Guidance - The Governor announced that all gaming machines, devices, tables, games, and any equipment related to gaming activity will be shut down. Restaurants and bars located within gaming properties will be subject to the same restrictions as those outside of gaming establishments. 
  • Cannabis Stores and Dispensaries Guidance - Licensed cannabis stores and medical dispensaries should only remain open if employees and consumers strictly adhere to the social distancing protocol. The Nevada Health Response Center is encouraging consumers to use delivery services and not congregate in stores.

OSHA COVID-19 Guidance - guidelines for the management of staff and labor in Mining, Construction and Manufacturing Industry sector.

Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) - guidelines and recommendations for Agriculture Industry sector businesses.

COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Food Establishments - guidance for Restaurants and Food establishments  handling and selling food and beverages.

Guidance on the Essential  Critical Infrastructure Workforce - Memorandum on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers during COVID-19 response.

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the interim guidance for businesses and employees on how to plan, respond, and prepare to Coronavirus (COVID-19). This guidance  is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and will help businesses/employers and employees to respond to all the challanges due to COVID-19.

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease Guidance for Businesses and Employees


Small Business Administration (SBA) - Disaster Assistance Resource

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Nevada small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan - FACT SHEET

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan - FACT SHEET (Spanish)

For more information on how to apply, what business are eligible, terms of the loan, criteria for loan approval and more go to:

SBA’s Disaster Assistance: What Your Business Needs to Know 

To download application and apply for loan visit:

Disaster Loan Assistance

You can also contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov


employment and workforce assistance

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Summary - EXPANSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed S. 3548 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act “CARES Act” into law. On March 31, 2020, the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) entered into an agreement with the federal government to implement the CARES act.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS 

Telephone claim call center

Hours of operation will increase to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. With the convenience of 24-hr filing, claimants are highly encouraged to use the internet to file their UI claims.

Northern Nevada: Tel (775) 684-0350  Fax (775) 684-0338
Southern Nevada: Tel (702) 486-0350  Fax (702) 486-7987
Rural Areas and Out of State Callers: Tel (888) 890-8211 Toll Free

Online portal:

It is recommended that people apply through the online portal:  http://ui.nv.gov/css.html

DETR, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, have developed a tool for resetting their username, password or both for constituents needing assistance. The state has launched a username/password reset request form available at:

http://gov.nv.gov/Forms/Unemployment/

The completed form will result in state staff providing instructions on the next steps through the preferred contact methods selected on the form. DETR will also be opening Saturday hours (8am to 12noon) for Login & PIN help ONLY as a compliment to the form.  Security Helpdesk is at 775-687-6838 or 702-486-3293.

RAPID RESPONSE PROGRAM 

Is a free program that assists employers if they have to lay off employees or shut down. Employment Security Division staff works with employers to customize a plan that best suits the company's needs. - Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

 

WORKER ADJUSTMENT AND RETRAINING NOTIFICATION (WARN) ACT 

WARN Act helps ensure advance notice in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor has compliance assistance materials to help workers and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under the provisions of WARN.  - Department of Labor (DOL)

 

POST A JOB OPENING

Employer's have several options when posting job orders with the Employment Security Division (ESD). ESD can provide screening/referral control of all candidates, or employers can receive referrals directly from job seekers through US.Jobs. In all cases, your job order is placed into Nevada's Job Bank on the Internet. - Nevada JobConnect

TechImpact

TechImpact has a free resource to help non-profits prepare staff for working remotely. Their Education and Outreach team created secure platform to utilize for all remote work needs.


Health and Health Services

In response to Governor Sisolak’s March 12, 2020 Emergency Declaration, Nevada Health Link announces a limited-time Exceptional Circumstance Special Enrollment Period for qualified Nevadans who missed the Open Enrollment Period. The SEP runs from March 17, 2020 through April 15, 2020.

Nevada Health Link - connecting you to Health Insurance

 https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/reporting-life-and-income-changes/

Nevada Health Response

To inform Nevadans statewide, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Governor's Office have created this website to better share information and resources as it pertains to the current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact within the state of Nevada.