Important Message Regarding COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) has redirected our staff to work remotely. We encourage everyone to practice social distancing to lower their risk of exposure. Together with our partners, we created helpful resources for those living in Clark County.
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Free COVID-19 Testing
Undocumented people are always welcome and will not be turned away from free and low-cost clinics.
Personas indocumentadas siempre son bienvenidas y no serán rechazadas de las clínicas gratuitas y de bajo costo.
No-cost testing is available at local health centers and select pharmacies. Please find a health center near you and call ahead to make an appointment.
For local testing information, please visit the Nevada Health Department’s website.
For more information about COVID-19, download our COVID-19 fact sheet.
Para obtener más información sobre COVID, descargue nuestra hoja de datos de COVID.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is now available in Nevada.
Testing sites will require an appointment through Quest’s MyQuestTM online portal and app, www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com, which will screen and schedule appointments for those individuals who meet medical eligibility for the testing sites.
Testing is for adults who meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), state, and local guidelines on who should be tested, which includes first responders, health care providers, high-risk groups with or without symptoms, and others with symptoms.
- Beginning on Monday, May 18, the following site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting, 2310 E Serene Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89123
- Beginning on Tuesday, May 19, the following site will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. 7200 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89113
- Beginning on Monday, May 18, the following site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. 10440 W Cheyenne Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89129
- Beginning on Tuesday, May 19, the following site will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. 3041 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
North Las Vegas
- The following site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. 1807 West Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
- The following site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. 3950 W Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
- Beginning on Monday, May 18, the following site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. 6464 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
- Beginning on Friday, May 15, the following sites will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting.
- Beginning on Monday, May 18, the following site will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting – 2944 Mountain City Hwy, Elko, NV 89801
UMC provides free COVID-19 testing for all people regardless of immigrant status. Register online for COVID-19 testing at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.
Type nine zeros for the Unique Identifier to complete the registration and set up an appointment at https://www.umcsn.com/COVID19/Admission.aspx
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children at CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy is distributing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 5 through 11.
For more information on participating locations and to book your child’s Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, please visit their website.
On October 21st, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine booster. According to the CDC, you must have received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. The following are eligible “6 months or more after their initial series.”
- People 65 years or older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine booster, please visit the website.
If you are eligible, please visit the Southern Nevada Health District’s website to find participating locations to receive your COVID-19 vaccine booster.
Flu Shots Available
Over the course of this pandemic, we’ve learned how incredibly important taking precautions to stay healthy is. Outside of COVID-19, however, there are still unwanted illnesses like the flu going around. Thankfully, there are flu shots and locations available today to protect you and your loved ones.
Please call the following locations ahead of time to ensure availability.
Stay healthy, familia!
Free with most insurance
For people under 65 years old: $39.99
For people over 65 years old: $69.99
No ID required. No appointment needed.
Free with most insurance
$30.00 with a discount card like GoodRx.
$40.99 without the discount card
ID required; must be United States-issued
Appointments are required and must be made online
For people under 65 years old: $45.00
For people over 65 years old: $80.00
ID is required unless paying with a card (can be any form of ID as long as your name matches your card)
Filing Unemployment Claims
In Nevada, unemployment claims can be filed online or by telephone. With the the convenience of 24-hour filing, claimants are highly encouraged to use the internet to file their claims.
CARES Housing Assistance
If you’re struggling to pay rent due to COVID-19, the CARES Housing Assistance Program is here to help. It’s potential assistance to help with your rent, mortgage, or receipt of rental payments due to the pandemic. For more information visit https://housing.nv.gov/
Housing Assistance Program
The city of Las Vegas Housing Assistance Program will provide short-term assistance to city of Las Vegas residents experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19-related loss of income. Assistance will be provided for up to three months of reasonable rent/mortgage and be paid directly to the landlord or mortgage company on behalf of eligible program participants.
Assistance is contingent on the availability of CARES Act grant funding. Your residency status will NOT affect your eligibility for assistance. For more information on how to apply please visit here.
Rental Assistance for Tenants (RAFT)
The City of Las Vegas has announced the RAFT as another means to support tenants who need financial support to pay their housing costs. The requirements to qualify are listed below:
- The household MUST be within the Las Vegas jurisdiction
- The household MUST have an income of 80% of the area median income or less
- If a household has received the assistance from CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP), they may still be eligible for the RAFT assistance if the CHAP assistance does not exceed 18 months
Priority Application Requirements
- The household has an income of 50% or less the area median income
- What does this financial assistance cover?
- Rent arrears
- Home energy costs
- Other housing-related costs
Please apply here.
A full list of Landlord-tenant referrals from Legal Aid Services can be found here.
Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
To apply for either, please visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA). Call toll-free (800) 955-2232. Additional information can be found here.
Other Rental Assistance
State Rental Assistance
Sometimes, the road to your front door is difficult to navigate. NVHousingSearch.org is a free rental‑housing search and listing site for Nevada. It is updated regularly and always free to search.
Rent, Mortgage, Shelter, Utility, and Other Housing Assistance
Rent, mortgage, shelter, utility and other housing assistance is available from Hope Link of Southern Nevada. Please feel free to contact them by calling 702-566-0576 ext. 312 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday through Thursday. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All evictions are suspended in Nevada during the COVID-19 state of emergency. This applies to weekly rentals.
You have the right not to be locked out of your unit without a judge-ordered eviction.
It is illegal for your landlord to lock you out without an eviction order from a judge. If you are illegally locked out, you should call the police, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, or the Office of the Attorney General. You also have the right to file a Complaint in Court.
You have the right to live in your unit without being harassed by your landlord.
You have the right to live in a habitable unit with essential services.
You have the right to dispute a trespassing citation.
You have the right to continue living in your unit, even if you cannot afford rent.
You have the right to negotiate rental payments if you cannot afford to pay in full.
You have the right to contest an eviction notice.
You have the right to seek legal assistance.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you. Please apply here.
Desert Spring Food Pantry
The Desert Spring Community Resource Center started a food pantry in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 20th, 2021. Visit here for available dates and more.
Please call ahead to make an appointment at 702-600-0336.
Food Distribution Information
Clark County School District (CCSD) compiled a full list of food distribution locations on their website.
The National School Lunch Program
The NSLP provides low-cost or free lunches to students. Please feel free to visit their website for their menu and for more information.
The Just One Project: Food For All
Just One Project’s Food For All program was crafted with those facing food insecurity in mind. Please visit their website for more information on their mobile market, community market, and other programs.
The Dream U.S. Scholarship
How exciting! The Dream U.S. announced on October 13th, 2021 that they’ve added the University of Las Vegas, Nevada as a new Partner College. This means undocumented students are eligible for their full ride scholarship! Applications open on November 1st, 2021.
Clark Country School District Resources
Though many children are enrolled and attending in-person school, there are many still attending school online. Below are resources for those still taking part in distance learning.
Learning Line Support; English and Spanish assistance available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 702-799-6644.
Online Schooling Resources for parents From the Nevada School Choice Coalition
If your child’s school is providing resources/online instruction, start there. Their online instruction and resources will continue the standards and skills your child would be learning in class.
Focus On The Foundations
If you are limited by your work schedule, start by focusing on the foundations like reading, writing, spelling, and math to ensure you child is on track.
Planning for 20 minutes at night for the next day can greatly reduce your and your child’s stress levels.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
HomeschoolMath.net is a comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents, parents, and teachers that includes free math worksheets, lessons, online math games lists, ebooks, a curriculum guide, reviews, and more. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of mechanical memorization of rules.
Online Math for K-5
K5 Math builds confidence in math; the program covers numbers and operations, geometry, measurement (including time and money), algebraic thinking and data analysis.
IXL.com is a learning website for kids from K-12. Master 2000+ K-12 skills online. Adaptive & Individualized. Standards-based Learning. Immediate Feedback. K-12 Math & English. Courses: Math, English, Science, Social Studies.
Storyline Online is a children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.
Reading A-Z s for primary grade parents working on reading/comprehension with their young children.
Teach Your Monster to Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning game that makes learning to read fun. The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a bit more practice.
Third Grade Reading Worksheets
When children enter the 3rd grade, they begin comprehending more complex texts and building a reader’s vocabulary. Our third grade printable worksheets and reading passages help eight- and nine-year-olds learn and review third grade reading concepts such as parts of speech, fact versus opinion, and story morals.
Vocabulary Spelling City
Vocabulary Spelling City was initially created to save teachers time by automating spelling practice tests and to empower students to study independently through engaging game-based learning activities. Now part of the LearningCity® family of education technology products, nearly a decade later, VocabularySpellingCity has expanded to include a wide variety of study tools for developing strong vocabulary skills and best practices for effective vocabulary word instruction. Research has proven that these are key factors in improved reading fluency and comprehension.
Art Projects and Courses for Younger Children
Art for Kids Hub
The Art For Kids Hub channel provides lessons that are perfect for any age.
Kids Make Comics
Kids Make Comics is an instructional video series that teaches children step by step how to draw/create their own comics.
Art Projects and Courses for Older Children
The Walt Disney Company crafts magic in a way like no other. From their timeless, innovative animated features to their immersive, exciting theme parks, pixie dust prevails cementing magnificent memories and experiences. Transport some of that magic and relive the memories with a little Disney DIY craftiness as outlined by these 8 enchanting exercises creating your own homemade Disney décor.
Virtual Art and History Tours
CNN Style looks at some of the most fascinating, immersive concerts, museum tours and other virtual experiences you and your child can explore from the comfort of your own couch.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a YouTube channel about yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed for children aged 3 and over. This channel is used in both schools and homes around the globe.
Kids Exercise Videos
This collection of YouTube channels includes a heap of kids exercise videos to get kids moving, grooving and having fun at home!
Teaching Resources for K-12 Families
On this site, you’ll find resources, guidance and support for K-12 educators, administrators and leaders, and parents and families.
Bring the World to Your Classroom
Vegas PBS and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactive activities, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you.
Check out these free and printable worksheets for your students. Get them coloring, learning their ABCs and more with these fun worksheets.
The Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom
Think of Google Classroom as your child’s digital link to learning. Teachers use GC to share assignments, homework, newsletters, and much more with students AND parents!
Learn how to manage at-home learning and get advice on your child’s education with these handy website.
350+ Amazing Online Learning Resources
Check out this list of helpful online learning resources for you and your child.
Time for Kids Free Digital Library
As students across the nation continue to stay home from school due to COVID-19, multiple education companies are stepping in to offer free resources to keep kids learning.
The Who Was Show
The Who Was Show is a Netflix live-action sketch comedy show based on the series of best-selling books for kids.
Teach @ Home
Teach@home: Daily Lessons & Activities for K-5 students is a series of free daily lessons and activities created and delivered by teachers. Each week you will find an easy-to-follow schedule, by grade, for K-5 students and daily grade-specific video lessons for Math and Literacy. You will also find worksheets for the Math and Literacy lessons as well as a daily STEM activity.
150+ Educational Apps for Kids
Homeschool Hideout offers 150+ apps that your child can use to learn on the go, anywhere in the world.
Apps for Students With Special Needs
The coronavirus created a unique challenge for students with special needs and their parents. Educators share app recommendations to support learning from home in this helpful article.
Free Online Learning at Home
Some companies are offering their online services for free. Some of these sites are always free, while others have add-ons or are free for a certain time period. Check out the full list here.
Explore BrainPOP‘s numerous subjects, helpful videos, and quizzes on their website—perfect for your student.
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
The EIDL is a small business loan program helping small businesses who are recovering from the pandemic’s economic impact. For more information, visit their website.
Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 21, 2021. However, this article explores other loan opportunities for your business.
SCE Federal Credit Union
If you’re in need of funds, our friends at SCE Federal Credit are there to help answer your questions. You can visit one of their branches or email Emily Stevens, the Director of Community Engagement, at email@example.com.
Pathway To DACA Guide
Rico Ocampo from Make The Road Nevada, Mariana Sarmiento from UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives, and Jahahi Mazariego from University of Nevada Reno, Equal Opportunity & Title IX collaborated and created a DACA guide for Make the Road Nevada and our members. The guide goes through many factors, including eligibility, how to obtain your vaccination records, and more. To view the guide, please click here.
If you are unemployed or your hours have been reduced, you may qualify for housing, food, medical, and other benefits. Visit Access Nevada to explore your Nevada benefits.
The United Way of Southern Nevada
Senator Jacky Rosen’s COVID-19 Resources
“My office’s top priority throughout the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is to keep Nevadans safe and ensure they have access to current and accurate information. Find a list of resources below to connect with helpful services related to COVID-19,” said Senator Jacky Rosen.
For resources and more information please visit here.
Resources From Our Youth Justice Organizer
Our Youth Justice Organizer, Kathia Sotelo-Calderon compiled a list of resources in Las Vegas, including volunteer work, housing, health care, mental health, and more.
Or you can report online here.
Free Tax Assistance
To file your taxes completely and safely for free, please visit the Nevada Free Taxes Coalition’s website.
Para asistencia en Español visite el sitio web de Nevada Free taxes Coalition.