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Nevada Prison Inmates producing hard to find santizer for Nevada physicians and techs

State Prison Inmates producing hand sanitizer for medical professionals to use in Nevada.

Silver State Industries Produces Hand Sanitizer for Medical Personnel, Law Enforcement                                     

Silver State Industries, the industrial arm of the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) has launched a hand sanitizer manufacturing program to dramatically increase the supply available to medical personnel, corrections, and other law enforcement throughout Nevada.

“NDOC saw a need for additional protective measures for their staff, and for others in Nevada who are serving on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19,” said Charles Daniels, Director of NDOC. “Offenders at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) are now producing thousands of bottles a day to meet this urgent demand for personal protective equipment.”

Hand sanitizer is a valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19 and an effective hygiene option when soap and water are not available. Providing hand sanitizer to protect Nevada’s essential workers like corrections, law enforcement and medical providers is one way NDOC is supporting the state during the COVID-19 response.

Corona Virus

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Submitted Editorial – Lack of affordable medical insurance for low income people – perpetual nightmare…

Corona Virus

March 30 was National Doctors’ Day. Unfortunately, on that day and every day since, doctors have been writing their wills at work, fearing illness and death alongside nurses and healthcare professionals, all while helping patients afflicted with COVID-19. Day by day, the situation becomes more dire, and we are still in the early days. Thousands have died, hundreds of thousands are infected, and millions are losing their jobs. As more and more Nevadans lose their jobs, they will also lose their healthcare.

How bad can the situation get? 

Disasters like this prove that it’s time to end medical insurance being tied to employment, and we need to keep fighting for universal healthcare. Shame on this administration for trying to replace the ACA rather than improve upon it. Shame on Representative Mark Amodei for voting against the ACA dozens of times, just as he voted against protections for pre-existing conditions. This administration has also proposed huge cuts in the next budget for the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid. Is this the America we want, where Trump and Amodei have their health insurance and we have none?

If there ever was a time to lead, it is now. As your future congressional representative for Northern Nevada, my priorities will be fixing healthcare, reviving our economy, and building an America for everyone. Will you join us?

Take care,

Cling Kobel, candidate, U.S. Congress

Baby-steps toward affordable housing in Nevada

Attorney General Ford Announces $2 Million in Funding affordable housing.

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced $2 million in settlement funding for emergency rental assistance transferred to United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. This funding will go directly to Nevada families in need of emergency assistance. Additionally, the Attorney General’s Office created an informational flyer on the Governor’s Directive halting evictions to help renters and landlords understand their rights.

“One of the most important things we can do as state leaders and as human beings is to keep Nevada families in their homes and prevent further suffering,” said AG Ford. “Every minute, another Nevada family calls my office for help so they won’t end up homeless. I am immensely proud that my office is able to prevent wrongful evictions, as well as provide emergency rental assistance funding to our trusted community partners at United Way.”

The funding is part of the previously announced settlement agreement with Wells Fargo. The transfer of the funding received approval from the Nevada State Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee this morning.

United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra are the state’s administering agencies for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program established by Congress in 1983. This additional funding from the Office of the Attorney General will supplement that program until the next set federal appropriation is released next fall. The funding will help thousands of Nevada families stay in stable housing and prevent a further crisis of homeless families in the state.

The Office of the Attorney General has received an unprecedented number of calls from constituents seeking help and information relating to eviction and rental issues. The attached informational flyer on the Governor’s Directive is intended to help renters and landlords understand their rights and obligations during the State of Emergency and answer frequently asked questions.

Progress for affordable housing moving ahead in Nevada

AG Aaron Ford
Help landing $2 million for local affordable housing.

Attorney General Ford Announces $2 Million in Funding affordable housing.

Carson City, NVToday, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced $2 million in settlement funding for emergency rental assistance transferred to United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. This funding will go directly to Nevada families in need of emergency assistance. Additionally, the Attorney General’s Office created an informational flyer on the Governor’s Directive halting evictions to help renters and landlords understand their rights.

“One of the most important things we can do as state leaders and as human beings is to keep Nevada families in their homes and prevent further suffering,” said AG Ford. “Every minute, another Nevada family calls my office for help so they won’t end up homeless. I am immensely proud that my office is able to prevent wrongful evictions, as well as provide emergency rental assistance funding to our trusted community partners at United Way.”

The funding is part of the previously announced settlement agreement with Wells Fargo. The transfer of the funding received approval from the Nevada State Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee this morning.

United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra are the state’s administering agencies for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program established by Congress in 1983. This additional funding from the Office of the Attorney General will supplement that program until the next set federal appropriation is released next fall. The funding will help thousands of Nevada families stay in stable housing and prevent a further crisis of homeless families in the state.

The Office of the Attorney General has received an unprecedented number of calls from constituents seeking help and information relating to eviction and rental issues. The attached informational flyer on the Governor’s Directive is intended to help renters and landlords understand their rights and obligations during the State of Emergency and answer frequently asked questions.

Corona Virus

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 25, with 8 recoveries, 17 cases remain active.

The new cases are:

A female Carson City resident in her 40’s
A female Douglas County resident in her 30’s
A male Carson City resident in his 20’s

The cases are self-isolating in their homes and are in stable conditions. Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths
Carson City       13       9        4             0
Douglas County  8       4        4             0
Lyon County        4       4        0             0
Storey County      0      0        0             0
TOTAL                25    17       8              0

Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).

The Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline is staffed 7 days a week 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-478

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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