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COVID-19 Resources

For locals, call 311 for services or information, especially for information about COVID-19.

1. Washoe County Website

Washoe County is actively responding to COVID-19. Please keep yourself in the loop with any updates from the Washoe County website.

2. Nevada Unemployment Insurance

For anyone suffering from reduced hours or loss of unemployment, file an insurance claim through Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance program.

3. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention FAQ

Help control the spread of rumors and look over this FAQ from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for any questions/concerns regarding the virus.

4. Delivering with Dignity

Local restaurants are providing high-quality food to those in need. To inquire, call (775) 391-0525 or click here for more information. To volunteer or donate, visit this link

5. Safe Ways to Practice Social Distancing


6. School and Community Food Access Resources

Nevada Agriculture created a dedicated webpage for USDA-approved meal site and COVID-related food resource updates. Additionally, here is a full list of northern Nevada emergency food assistance program sites.

7. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Social Security Income recipients may be eligible for the SNAP program (food stamps). If a recipient or applicant lives in a household where everyone is receiving or applying for SSI, Social Security will help the person complete the SNAP application. If you have any questions regarding SNAP eligibility, please call the state of Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services at (702) 486-5000.

8. Rent, Mortgage, and Utilities Assistance

Senator Cortez Mastro put together a resourceful guide with everything to help during the government shutdown. More specifically, there are several resources if you need help with paying your rent/mortgage fees or contacting your landlord. Housing assistance can be found in this guide starting on page 23. Utility assistance can be found starting on page 34.

Beginning July 20, Nevada's rental assistance program is taking applications for those experiencing financial hardship due to Covid - 19. Rental assistance funds will be offered as a grant to eligible Nevada tenants and are not required to be paid back. Click here for eligibility details. 

9. Senior Only Grocery Store Hours

Some stores are offering hours during which seniors are the only customers allowed.

Smith’s Food and Drug Stores
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7:00am-8:00am

Dollar General Stores
Everyday, during the first hour of opening 7:00am-8:00am or 8:00am-9:00am

Every Wednesday during the first hour of opening

10. Northern Nevada Food Bank Kids Cafe & Mobile Harvest

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada's Kids Cafe offers breakfast and lunch daily (M-F) to children 1-18 years old utilizing a drive-thru, grab-and-go model, which will allow children to take meals home for consumption through school closures. View the schedule

The Food Bank's Drive Through Mobile Harvest also provides nutritious food for those in need in the community with a drive-through model. Click here for pre-registration and location details. 

11. Small Business Administration Low-Interest Loans

Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at

12. Resources for Domestic Workers

The National Domestic Alliance has put together a resourceful guide for questions and concerns regarding Domestic Workers. The guide can be accessed here. 

13. Nevada Health Response Website

Governor Sisolak and Nevada Health Response put together a website to help Nevadans during the pandemic. The website can be accessed here.


Volunteer Opportunities

For anyone looking for volunteer opportunities and ways to help struggling communities, visit this website and join the Reno/Sparks Mutual Aid group on Facebook.

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