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Companies offering help during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 2:51 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 02:02:34-04

Companies and organizations are stepping up to help those who are impacted by the novel coronavirus. For a list of job opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic, click here.

LEGAL HELP

HKM Employment Attorneys LLP is offering assistance and free legal advice for people with common questions about employment during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit hkm.com for their FAQs page, or if your question is not listed, call the Las Vegas Coronavirus Hotline at 702-840-5134 or email lasvegascoronavirus@hkm.com with your question.

MEDICAL HELP

Dignity Health is offering free virtual care visits for people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms, like low grade fever or cough. Download the app called "Virtual Care Anywhere" or call 855-356-8053. Original story here.

The Medicare Store — an insurance agency that works with major insurance companies to offer Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans — is staffing a Helpline, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to answer people’s questions in Nevada about their Medicare insurance, at no cost. Any Medicare-eligible person can call the Helpline for assistance or schedule a call at TheMedicareStore.com. Helpline Numbers: (702) 514-4111 for Southern Nevada; (775) 335-2035 for Northern Nevada.

HOUSING

Have you been displaced because of the COVID-19 outbreak? Move.org wants to help. The company is offering one applicant a one-time, $1,000 moving grant to help cover unexpected moving costs related to this pandemic. Anyone over the age of 18 who was forced to relocate because of COVID-19 is eligible to apply. You can find the application form and any information needed to share this with your readers in the official posting on its website here. Applications are open now through the end of the day on April 16

FOOD PROGRAMS

The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure of our schools. Student food distribution pods will be set up at 22 school locations throughout the valley from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Students need to be present for food to be distributed. For a list of locations click here.

Serving Our Kids Foundation aims to bridge the food gap for students in need on weekends. The non-profit is delivering food to children so they stay full during the weekend. You can help the organization by buying designated items from servingourkids.org and dropping the items off at their warehouse 121 Industrial Park rd., Ste. 110, Henderson, NV 89015.

SHARE Village is extending its food pantry operating hours. The pantry is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to assist those laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19. The SHARE Village food pantry is located on 50 N 21 Street, near Fremont and Eastern. Full story here.

LOANS

Las Vegas valley pawn and consignment store Max Pawn is offering interest-free pawn loans to Clark County residents. To be eligible for this offer, Nevada residents must bring an item for pawn to Max Pawn to receive a 90-day interest-free loan on the item. As a financial institution, Max Pawn will continue to stay open to serve guests and the community; however, guests are encouraged to make online payments and transactions through the Max Pawn website or app.

ONLINE LEARNING, ENTERTAINMENT

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District closed all of its locations, but all resources are available online. If you enter the bar code from your library card online, you'll have access to free learning programs, SAT and ACT practice tests, movies, TV shows, e-books and more. Read more about that here.

Socrates, a Las Vegas based program for remote learning, is another option to stop the social distancing slide. With local schools being closed, Socrates is offering free courses for students, administrators, and parents through the rest of the school year and summer. Read more about that here.

SERVICES

Hours for the City of Las Vegas call center have been extended to take calls from the public with questions about city services during the coronavirus pandemic. The public can call 702-229-CARE (2273) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday the line will give callers automated options.

Residents who need to do business with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department bureaus that have closed in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 have several online and telephonic options:

The Records and Fingerprint Bureau can accommodate the following services online:

-Online Reporting
-Telephonic Reporting
-Records Requests
-The new online CCW permit application will allow the citizen to electronically apply, remit payment and schedule their appointment within the comfort of their own home.

Residents can call (702) 828-8172 if they have any questions about their CCW application.

The following services will be unavailable during the closure:

-Work Card Applications
-Sex Offender Registration
-Convicted Felon Registration
-Concealed Weapons Permit
-Miscellaneous Fingerprints
-Records Dissemination / Pick-up

Residents can also reach an Evidence Vault representative at (702) 828-3473 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Southwest Gas announced additional assistance to customers impacted financially by COVID-19.

The company said it understands that these are trying times and wants to help customers through with programs, flexible payment plans, payment assistance programs, and income-qualified rate assistance for Nevada customers.

TRAVEL

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is offering College Student Travel Assistance in response to the closing of colleges and universities due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

It is reducing the minimum age and waiving young renter fees for rentals through May 31, 2020, to help students get home safely and ease the burden on families during this time.

Details
-Available to college students 18–24 years of age
-Official student ID must be presented at the time of rental
-Valid on Economy through Fullsize cars, Minivans, Small Pickup Trucks and Cargo Vans
-Valid at U.S. locations only for rentals reserved in advance
-Standard driver and credit requirements apply (excluding minimum age)
-Expires May 31, 2020

CLEANING

Las Vegas restoration and cleanup company Valley Enterprises is partnering with Summit Restoration to offer free emergency vehicle disinfection for healthcare worker’s cars and first responder emergency vehicles.

The cleaning usually takes about 15 minutes per car. The companies will use electrostatic technology to disinfect the interior of the vehicles. All exposed surfaces (including work equipment and shoes left inside) will be disinfected.

For more information please call 702-303-6358.

PHONE DEALS

T-Mobile Connect will launch on March 25. T-Mobile says the prepaid plan costs $15 per month (half the price of its lowest-priced smartphone plan) and delivers unlimited talk and text, plus 2GB high-speed smartphone data. Or for $25 per month, you can get 5GB of high-speed data.

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