Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.



13590464_web1_UMC-file-p-1-1-2.jpg Union: 2 UMC nurses in Las Vegas test positive for coronavirus
SEIU Local 1107 announced the news during a radio interview Thursday night.

Caesars furloughing about 90% of US workers
Furloughs at Caesars Entertainment Corp. are expected to impact roughly 90 percent of its employees at its domestic-owned properties, as well as corporate staff.

National Guard role in Nevada starting to take shape, official says
The beginnings of the Nevada National Guard’s response to the coronavirus may be observed as early as Friday, a military official said Thursday.

Governor’s coronavirus task force secures large haul of medical gear
The task force headed by former MGM CEO Jim Murren has obtained hundreds of thousands of masks and 1 million pairs of gloves and more badly needed equipment is on the way.

Donations mount for United Way fund created in response to pandemic
On March 18, United Way of Southern Nevada announced the creation of its Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund. 

CCSD food service worker dies of COVID-19
A Clark County School District food service employee has died after contracting coronavirus, district sources told the Review-Journal Thursday.

Teen Talk radio: Helping Las Vegas teens during coronavirus outbreak
With the COVID-19 quarantines, many teens are left with nothing to do. Teen Talk is taking the initiative to create a productive event for them during the outbreak.

Lawmakers urge help for rural hospitals
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to provide additional help for rural hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Las Vegas senior centers work to feed hungry, despite being closed
Many centers, which were closed by mid-March as the new coronavirus spread in Nevada, are finding ways to continue helping the elderly in this uncertain time.

Updated: Who’s hiring in the Las Vegas area? Here’s a list.
New: The U.S. Postal Service is hiring for multiple positions.



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