Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.


13688259_web1_sisolakvirus.jpg Sisolak says he’ll extend stay-at-home order to May 15
Nevada’s stay-at-home order, which was set to expire Friday, will be extended, Gov. Steve Sisolak said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.

Home care aides balance personal safety with sense of duty
Personal care aides provide a crucial lifeline to the elderly or disabled. But amid a pandemic, many are left to fend for themselves when it comes to personal safety.

Clark County reports 88 new COVID-19 cases as death toll tops 200
Another 88 cases of COVID-19 and six new fatalities were reported in Clark County over the past 24 hours, pushing the county death toll from the disease to 202.

Nevada COVID-19 testing gets boost from National Guard, strike teams, new sites
The first pieces of the state’s plan to vastly expand testing for the disease caused by the new coronavirus are expected as soon as Friday.


Veterans and volunteers serve meals, give groceries
VFW Post 10047 distributes meals and groceries twice a week; Dunkin’ Donuts to offer free doughnut, coffee to health care workers on National Nurses Day.

MGM CEO: Bellagio, New York-New York likely to reopen first after shutdown
MGM’s Las Vegas Strip properties were among the worst hit, with a 21 percent dip in revenue compared to the 10 percent decline seen at regional properties.

Health expert warns against antacid meds as COVID-19 treatment
A local health expert advised against taking an over-the-counter heartburn medication to treat COVID-19 as news broke this week of a clinical trial regarding the medicine.

RJ, Cox, CCSD provide distance learning curriculum
The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Cox Communications are using their digital platforms to share special programming led by Clark County School District educators featuring lessons at all grade levels.

Nurse union says MountainView Hospital short-staffed amid outbreak
It was the second such protest by union representatives. The first, on April 1, called attention to how nurses were required to wear the same surgical mask during shifts.

Whole Foods requiring masks for customers; free ones coming
Within the next week, the company says it will be offering free, disposable masks to all Whole Foods customers nationwide when they arrive at the store to shop.

Coronavirus victims in Nevada: Help us tell their stories
Officials are not releasing the names of the people who have died fighting COVID-19. Here’s how you can help tell their stories.


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