Ward 3 Special Edition - Coronavirus Resources & Information

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March 18, 2020

From the Diaz desk...

As the world is aware, The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has immediately changed all of our lives.  Las Vegas and Ward 3 residents and businesses are no exception. It is vitally important that we provide updated and accurate information, as it is constantly changing.

Because of the President's State of Emergency and the Nevada Governor's State of Emergency declarations, recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's for "social distancing," the Ward 3 office will be working remotely in order to support the worldwide effort to "flatten the curve" and help prevent the spread of the virus.

We will continue to be responsive to all constituents and businesses. Additionally, we will remain vigilant in providing you with as much information as readily available.

Although I do not believe this is a time for panic, it is a time for responsible adherence to our health care professionals' recommendations. We have provided links to various agencies below for your convenience and will update them as appropriate.

With a unified effort, we will make it through this tough time. We are “VegasStrong” and will rebound from this pandemic.






“The most effective course of action is for all Nevadans to stay home and for all nonessential businesses to temporarily close to the public for 30 days.” - Governor Steve Sisolak, March 17, 2020


See the complete initiative here.


Social Distancing

Social distancing is a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease. The objective of social distancing is to reduce the probability of contact between persons carrying an infection, and others who are not infected.


Family Court Modifications

The Family Law Self-Help Center

The Family Law Self-Help Center has suspended providing in-person services to the public.  All services will be provided via telephone and email. The Self-Help Center can be reached via email at flshcinfo@lacsn.org, and via telephone at 702.455.1500 or 702.386-1070.


The Family Mediation Center

The Family Mediation Center has suspended providing in-person mediation services.  All mediations will occur via telephone or other alternate means. All child interviews/parent-child observations have been canceled and the center will refer each case back to the designated judicial department for further orders/instructions.


Donna’s House Central

Donna’s House Central has suspended providing all supervised visitation services and program orientations. Donna's House will refer each supervised visitation case back to the designated judicial department for further orders/instructions. Donna's House Central will work with the Marshals Division and the Family Mediation Center to ensure that services for supervised child custody exchanges continue in an efficient and safe manner.


Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program

The Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program has suspended all in-person trainings, orientations and other meetings with members of the public. The CASA Program will assist its volunteers when they appear in court proceedings via alternate means, pursuant to the Court's Administrative Order 20-1.

District Court Updates

Visit the City of Las Vegas Website for Coronavirus Information and Updates

City of Las Vegas Coronavirus Update

Stay Healthy


SNHD Information


Message from Clark County School District Superintendent, Dr. Jesus F. Jara


Governor Steve Sisolak with Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara

Monday, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the difficult decision to close all schools in our state, including Clark County School District schools, effective today. This closure will continue through Monday, April 13, which includes the already scheduled spring break. State health officials will determine if schools are to reopen after April 13.

While no students will be attending school, CCSD essential functions will continue operating throughout the closure, pending potential adjustments based on the changing environment. As the decision to close our schools was made out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask parents to keep in mind the recommendations of the Southern Nevada Health District and, as much as possible, please keep your children at home and avoid unnecessary outings. CCSD will continue communicating regularly throughout the closure to keep parents informed. Again, all schools are closed effective today through at least April 13.

CCSD continues to distribute food to students at the following locations, effective March 16.

CCSD Food sites

Breakfast and lunch will continue, click below for details.

Clark County School District

Animal Foundation


The Animal Foundation

World Health Org

World Health Organization

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Nevada Health Response

CDC High Risk Groups

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage for information about people at higher risk and special populations.


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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has extended its working hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday to apply for training and unemployment compensation. For those unable to file online:

North: (775) 684-0350 - South: (702) 486-0350 - Rural: (888) 890-8211

Click here

Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing

State Continues to Encourage Online Unemployment Claims Filing

Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing Video


Grocery stores

The Trump administration and grocery industry leaders say the U.S. food supply chain is holding up despite heavy strain amid worries over the coronavirus outbreak, which has panic buying clearing out shelves of nonperishable foods, household cleaners and essentials.

Full Grocery Industry Article

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NV Energy Offers Payment Support for Customers


NV Energy

LV Valley Water District

Las Vegas Valley Water District committed and prepared to provide uninterrupted water service.

Las Vegas Water District

Southwest Gas

Southwest Gas Committed to Providing Uninterrupted Service to Customers

Southwest Gas COVID-19 message


Republic Services

Republic Services

Cox Communications

Cox Announces Plans to Support Residential Customers in Need during Coronavirus Pandemic

Cox Announcement-English


Cox Announcement - Spanish


DMV Information


Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Library District is closed, effective today, until further notice. Customers are asked NOT to return materials at this time. You will NOT be charged late fees. Our free online resources will remain available at LVCCLD.org and Wi-Fi will be extended into all library parking lots.

Las Vegas-Clark County

Boys & GIrls Clubs logo

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Temporarily Closed Until April 6

Boys and Girls Club


The Regional Transportation Commission Is Making Adjustments to Transit/Bus Service

Visit the RTC webpage for updated information.

RTC Webpage

Mob Museum

The Museum is temporarily suspending all public operations until further notice.

Mob Museum

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