Welcome to our short-form series - What The? We answer over 96,000 questions every year on social media. That’s a lot. This short-form series will tackle some of our most frequently asked questions or interesting topics that don’t need a full podcast.
Episode 12 deals with the Covid-19 Coronavirus affecting everyone right now. Nonessential businesses are closed, but what businesses are nonessential? How can I find help? How can I help others and still maintain social distancing? Listen and find out.
Read the latest coronavirus updates at:
State of Nevada updates: https//nvhealthresponse.nv.gov
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers will enforce the closure of businesses deemed nonessential. The Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office will then either pursue a criminal complaint or civil complaint based on Metro’s findings. The criminal option entails the filing of a misdemeanor. The civil option would consist of the city securing a temporary restraining order to close the business more quickly should its owners not comply with the Metro order.
At the same time, the city plans to take several steps to ease the burdens on businesses that have been forced to close. These include:
▪ A 60-day grace period for business license renewals with due dates of March 1 or April 1.
▪ Options to close general or privileged licenses and no cost to reinstate them
▪ A liquor license option to pay a reduced fee during the temporary closure
▪ A gaming license option to pay a reduced fee during the temporary closure
▪ An ongoing acceptance of applications during this time
How to help:
Donate blood. There is a dire need in our community right now. Visit http://RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.
Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, has a help map where you can ask for help or offer help to your neighbors.
The Tyler Robinson Foundation, Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis, is looking for pen pals to help families facing isolation right now. Send scanned letters, drawings and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be shared with the families
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