COVID-19 In Nevada

Our Latinx community is constantly facing a higher risk for COVID-19, leaving the community as one of the most vulnerable communities in the state.

Some of these risks include the reliance of public transportation and due to educational and economic disparities, the likeliness to perform “essential” jobs—which cannot be done remotely and do not provide paid sick leave.

Nevada also relies heavily on tourism; over half of our funds come from sales tax and casino winnings. Over 90% of Nevadans work in the service industry and with COVID-19, thousands were left unemployed. This devastated the economy and many homes across the state, leaving Nevada as one of the impacted states in the country.

What Make the Road Nevada Is Doing

Make the Road is ensuring all communities have access to resources to maintain and manage physical. and mental health of our community, including those at increased risk for COVID-19. We will do everything we can protect our community for the virus. Here are some of the actions taking to help our community combat COVID-19:

  • We are withholding from participating in any in-person events.
  • Share clear and accurate information to educate community members about COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination and address common questions and concerns with the help of the CDC’s community-based organizations COVID-19 vaccine toolkit. 
  • We promote preventative measures, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, frequent hand washing, and staying home if you have or think you might have COVID-19.
  • Help those who need assistance connecting with healthcare providers; for example, with scheduling a vaccination appointment or accessing resources for treatment and medicines. 
  • We are creating a handy guide with the latest COVID-19-related resources; some of which include: booster and general vaccination information, available food banks for those who have tested positive, and information on testing events across the state.

Quick Tips

Preventative Quick Tips

  • Wear your mask to protect yourself and others.
  • Try to stay six feet away from people you do not live with.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated areas.
  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine at your nearest vaccination site. Please note that being vaccinated helps prevent severe symptoms and hospitalization.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Clean frequently touched services.

Feeling Sick? Quarantining Quick Tips

  • Wear your mask.
  • Avoid public areas.
  • Stay at home.
  • Get rest.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Stay in touch with a medical professional.
  • Tell your loved ones.
  • Keep your distance and if possible, stay in a separate room while recovering.
  • Monitor your symptoms with tools like an oxygen monitor and thermometer.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Clean frequently used surfaces.

Please visit the CDC‘s website for quarantine length recommendations and the most recent quarantine recommendations.

Questions?

If you have any questions about Make the Road Nevada’s Health Equity campaign or need any assistance, please contact our Health Equity organizer, Itzel Hernandez at itzel.hernandez@maketheroadnv.org 

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