We are to remain in Phase 2
It is our hope we will not move even one step backwards as Texas has done by closing bars. Wearing masks is now mandated in public places in an attempt to curb the spread.
Do take a moment to read part 1, and part 2 Here’s an excerpt:
“Indeed, after infecting an estimated one-third of the world’s population and killing at least 50 million people, with about 675,000 in the United States, the worldwide Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 had arrived in Las Vegas.”
The Las Vegas Doctor at that time instructed the population to:
- Avoid and assist in preventing gatherings and crowds.
- Do not stand close to or directly in front of one while talking.
- Insist on isolation of people with symptoms of Influenza.
- Wear a mask as required by the order of the City Commissioners.
- Clean out, clean up and keep clean inside and out, personally and otherwise.
- Brush your teeth, gargle your throat and spray your nose with antiseptic solution.
- Remember that people can carry influenza for several days after they think they are well.
- Beware of “sure cures.”
Dr. Martin ended by saying, “Fear only when you have not done your duty to yourself and fellow man. You will have but little to fear, if instructions are properly observed.”
The Quad-County Region continues to add cases, though not in the numbers seen elsewhere. Link
Legislature projected to be in special session next week
Facing huge shortfalls due to COVID-19, the Governor will be calling in the legislators to discuss how to deal with FY19-20 shortfall of $812 million along with the projected $1.27 BILLION shortfall expected for this coming fiscal year. The prediction is that new taxes will be on the agenda; however, it is not known how new taxes will be imposed or what segments will be affected. The public will not be allowed within the building due to health concerns, thus results of deliberations will come from the various news outlets..
PPP ends today – new round being proposed
EIDL loans restarted
The Payroll Protection Plan ends today. Yesterday, in a phone call with NV Chamber directors, Senator Cortez-Masto stated she is working on a second round of PPP funding to further assist businesses. This new round is being called P4 (Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program). Click here for a deeper look.
EIDL loans were shut down on April 15th providing loan interest loans and emergency grants to small businesses. Up to $10,000 per business is available in relief funding that need not be reimbursed (or $1,000 per employee). Every little bit helps. Click here for the application.
Remember to wear your mask – ask your customers to wear masks
The wearing of masks is mandatory. If the wearing of the masks proves to stop the spread, we can go back to normal sooner rather than later. If we have to wear masks, why not be safe and have a little fun with this new standard of dress? The Chamber is hoping to be able to sell some affordable and interesting masks soon. For the truly unusual, try Purple Avocado (904 N. Curry St.)
Love to travel? Enjoy Rick Steves on PBS!
Looks as though many will not be traveling for pleasure soon. New York has cancelled Broadway shows until after January 2nd – that means all those wonderful Christmas shows won’t be a part of the New York holiday culture enjoyed by so many travelers to this wonderful city at the “most wonderful time of the year.” Europe really doesn’t want us diseased Americans anywhere near them, but we think that is because we imposed the travel ban on them first. And, from first-hand experience, travel isn’t much fun these days with all the regulations/restrictions placed on hospitality businesses who can’t be very hospitable right now.
Fourth of July 2020 cancelled in most of Northern Nevada
It sure doesn’t seem as though we are approaching the most favorite holiday of the summer. Fourth of July BBQ’s are traditional as is the watching of the fireworks to remind us of our independence from English domination and declaring us “the land of the free.” We don’t expect any major “rallies” to protest this, however.
RSVP (the organization helping our seniors) has had to cancel the Carson City celebration this year because of the pandemic. No spectacle at Mills Park this year. All that pre-planning for naught. And, nothing in Reno. Or, Lake Tahoe – the most spectacular show of them all. If you are a 4th of July fireworks junkie, maybe Virginia City could be your go to location – but must stay in car. Be sure to check the VC website, however. That, too, might be cancelled.
REMINDER: City offers grant for businesses having to retrofit to comply with COVID-19 directives
If you have had to put in plastic shields or in any way had to alter your place of business as a result of dealing with COVID-19 regulations, you are eligible to apply for a grant from the City. The funds have to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed on March 27, 2020. Flyer. Please read the guidelines. All applications must be submitted by July 13.