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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office says that franchised car dealerships are allowed to continue operating in a limited manner through the state’s 30-day nonessential business shutdown, but must comply with social distancing protocols and other requirements to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    A spokeswoman for Nevada Health Response — the state’s centralized agency for tracking and responding to COVID-19 — confirmed to The Nevada Independent on Thursday that car dealerships can continue operating during the business shutdown, even though they are not explicitly mentioned in emergency regulations outlining the types of businesses allowed to continue operations.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. 
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    Casinos locked their doors, small businesses sent emails notifying customers they would be closing because of COVID-19, and lawmakers urged citizens to purchase gift cards as a way to support local shops.
  • Guns and ammunition sellers allowed to operate, exempted in law from ‘nonessential’ business shutdown
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    An emergency directive and subsequent regulations that outline the types of businesses considered ‘essential’ or ‘nonessential’ in Gov. Steve Sisolak’s shutdown order did not mention one major industry — businesses that sell firearms and ammunition.
    That’s because under a state law passed in 2007, the state government is explicitly prohibited from confiscating firearms or adopting any policies that impose “additional restrictions as to the lawful possession, transfer, sale, carrying, storage, display or use of” firearms, ammunition or firearm components in a declared state of emergency.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) issued a comprehensive list of businesses essential to the agricultural industry as a response to Governor Sisolak’s recommendation that that all non-essential businesses in Nevada close for 30 days.
    On Tuesday evening, the governor ordered the closure of nonessential businesses to close at noon Wednesday, March 18.
    However, there was some confusion across the state as to which businesses are considered to be essential and which are not especially when it comes to food production. 
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    For people currently enrolled in Medicaid and/or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services is providing some additional relief.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    Sierra Air Inc. Heating and Cooling® will remain open to provide businesses and homeowners the all services needed to maintain a safe and healthy home amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Deparment of Corrections (NDOC) is providing eligible inmates up to two free phone calls per week thanks to a partnership with inmate telephone system vendor Securus. 
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the communities we serve many ways, including placing unexpected financial hardships on many of our customers. Southwest Gas understands that these are trying and uncertain times for many individuals and wants to help provide peace of mind for its customers. That is why we are taking steps to inform customers of Southwest Gas’ Energy Share program.  
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    The State of Nevada is actively testing symptomatic patients for COVID-19, but looking to increase capacity when additional supplies are received from the manufacturers.
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