COVID-19 in Nevada

County holds memorial ceremony for Covid victims

Sixty-nine-year-old Daniel Scully became Clark County’s first reported Covid-19 death March 15, just days after the state announced its first coronavirus cases.As of Tuesday,...
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Biden rolls out massive ‘Rescue Plan’

People would get another $1,400 in direct payments, in addition to the $600 Congress approved last month, under a sweeping proposal for economic and...

Vaccine distribution fraught with uncertainty

Nevadans age 70 and older are now eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, as are essential frontline personnel such as teachers, government employees, hospitality and...
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Shot in the arm? 1 in 4 COVID vaccines administered in Nevada 

Nevada is slightly lagging the U.S. in administering the COVID-19 vaccine, but not alone when it comes to economically ravaged states struggling to regain...
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Nevada to receive $477 million in relief funding to help K-12 schools reopen

The push to return students to physical classrooms has received a boost from the federal government.Nevada is set to receive $477 million in pandemic...
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Demand for food assistance strains state agency

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity in Nevada has grown, as has the number of people applying for food assistance programs,...
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Prelude to a disaster: From ‘no confirmed cases’ to unprecedented shutdown

Note: This is the second of two stories tracking Nevada's early response to the coronavirus. Both stories draw heavily on email correspondence among state,...
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Prelude to a disaster: How Nevada prepared as COVID descended 

Note: This is the first of two stories.2020. It was supposed to be a banner year for Nevada, especially Las Vegas, where the biggest...

Unpaid utility bills are stacking up, assistance programs will likely fall short

With hundreds of thousands of Nevadans still unsure how they will pay next month’s rent, there is still a lot of focus on helping...

As Covid cases surge and push for compassionate release intensifies, prisons turn to foggers

Two minutes.That was all the time each member of Return Strong, an organization that helps family members of incarcerated individuals, had to read letters...

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