The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for small businesses in Nevada — they’ve had to figure out new ways to interact with customers, protect workers’ and public safety, and handle cash flows and loans. One of my top priorities in the Senate is to make sure businesses in Nevada and across the nation have the critical resources and support they need to keep their doors open and thrive during this crisis and to help Nevada’s economy recover by fostering entrepreneurship and bringing new businesses to the state. …


As Nevadans confront the coronavirus pandemic, families with mixed immigration status or who are undocumented may be concerned that they might not have access to critical information and resources. To help respond to your concerns, my office has put together a Disaster Resource Guide in both English and Spanish, as well as a list of frequently-asked questions.

The most important thing to know is that anyone in Nevada in need of health care due to the coronavirus should seek it. There is no law that prohibits hospitals from treating undocumented patients. Moreover, federal law requires hospitals to treat patients who…


Many Nevadans dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will start receiving federal stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment benefits and business loan support in the coming weeks. While this welcome relief will help Nevada’s workers, families and businesses, Nevadans should be extra vigilant about scammers who may seek to take advantage of vulnerable populations. My office’s Disaster Resource Guide has extensive information to help Nevadans identify and avoid scams and protect their families.

My office is working hard to ensure that Nevadans have the information they need to protect themselves from bad actors who may try to defraud them of…


Muchos nevadenses que han sido afectados por la pandemia del coronavirus comenzarán a recibir cheques de estímulo del gobierno federal, mayores beneficios de desempleo y asistencia para pequeños negocios en las próximas semanas. Aunque este apoyo ayudará a trabajadores, familias y negocios nevadenses, deben tener cuidado con quienes buscan aprovecharse de poblaciones vulnerables. Mi oficina ha publicado la Guía de recursos para nevadenses afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19, la cual incluye información extensa para ayudar a los nevadenses a identificar y evitar estafas y proteger a sus familias.

Mi oficina está trabajando arduamente para asegurarse de que los nevadenses…


The fallout from COVID-19 has been tough on communities across our state. From families with loved ones fighting the disease and those treating patients, to workers facing unemployment, to those struggling with social isolation, this pandemic has taken a toll on all Nevadans. That’s why the health and well-being of every Nevadan is a top priority of mine as our state works around the clock to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Every Nevadan should take time to care for their mental health, and learn more about the resources available to help them do so. If you don’t know where to…


Given the economic effects of the current coronavirus pandemic, many Nevadans are worried about bills now coming due. I’m committed to helping Nevadans and all Americans as much as possible during this crisis, and my Disaster Resource Guide has extensive information about the financial assistance available to both individuals and businesses. In general, reach out to your creditors as soon as possible — and in writing if feasible — to see if they can offer any relief, since many companies are making special arrangements to help customers through this difficult time.

During the coronavirus pandemic, utilities across Nevada are working…


For small business owners in Nevada and across the nation, this is an incredibly stressful time. Some have had to close their doors to protect public health; others have been deemed essential and are working overtime to help customers in need. All of them are coping with employees whose own lives have been affected by school closures, illness, and uncertainty. In these difficult circumstances, small business owners should know about the many resources available to them from government and private sources. My office has recently published a Disaster Resource Guide with important information to help all Nevadans navigate this crisis.


Homeowners across Nevada are facing uncertainty in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are finding themselves without a job, working reduced hours or otherwise struggling due to the economic consequences of coronavirus. That’s why I’ve put together a comprehensive Disaster Resource Guide that includes helpful information for homeowners seeking relief.

Nevadans should be aware that the federal government has issued guidance halting all evictions and foreclosures for homeowners whose mortgages are insured or guaranteed by the federal government. This includes those held by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing…


Over 300,000 Nevadans are struggling with hunger, and of those, over 130,000 are children. These Nevadans are now facing additional challenges accessing food as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Food banks and school districts in communities across Nevada have come together to offer food assistance to families in need during these challenging times. I’ve put together a comprehensive Disaster Resource Guide that includes information for parents, students and seniors seeking food assistance.

On March 15, the state of Nevada closed all public, private, and charter schools to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep students and their families safe…


The coronavirus pandemic means that many businesses across the Silver State have had to close their doors, laying off employees on short notice. Nevadans who’ve lost their jobs through no fault of their own can get support through unemployment insurance (UI). To make sure all Americans have access to UI at this difficult time, Congress has made $2 billion in funding available to the states for unemployed workers through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which established the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. My office’s Disaster Resource Guide has extensive information you’ll need when applying for UI in Nevada.

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