Nevada braces as eviction moratorium ends | Covid-19

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gina Giambra worked as a massage therapist on the Las Vegas Strip until being laid off this spring and doesn’t know how she’s going to pay her rent in September.

“I haven’t been able to figure that one out,” Giambra said. “I’m literally probably going to have to ask for loans, and I don’t know if I can even get any.”

She and her two sons have lived in a southwest Las Vegas rental for more than a year and, to pay her bills, she has burned through her savings and relied on pandemic rental assistance.

“It’s frustrating because I can’t control my income. It’s frustrating because I can’t control my bills. It’s frustrating because I’m just scared,” she said.

The pandemic shows few signs of subsiding but, six months in, statewide eviction moratoriums enacted around the time coronavirus cases first started to spike are

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RENOWN HEALTH & UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ANNOUNCE INTENT TO AFFILIATE

RENO, Nev., Aug. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Renown Health and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) announced today their intent to develop plans for a proposed long-term partnership designed to enhance Nevada’s medical education system, expand clinical research capacity in northern Nevada and create a world-class healthcare network.

The collaboration between Nevada’s oldest medical school and one of its largest non-profit healthcare organizations is well underway, with the organizations executing a Letter of Intent. The final agreement with details of the arrangement is slated to be signed by the end of the year.

“Over the last 50 years, Renown Health has been an important UNR Med partner. We share a common vision, and recognize how expanding our collaboration will benefit the community through increased access to care and expanded clinical training and research programs. We know we can do more together than we would be

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Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Awards Nearly $210,000 in Grants to Nevada Nonprofits

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has given grants to five organizations, totaling nearly $210,000, in Nevada to provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These unrestricted grants were intended to help the Foundation’s nonprofit partners continue to provide vital services to the most vulnerable members of their communities.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a one-two punch for many of our Nevada-based nonprofit partners by increasing the needs for their services while reducing their fundraising capability and ability to rely on volunteers,” said Kenzie Ferguson, vice president of Foundation and corporate social responsibility for Delta Dental of California. “We made the decision to allocate nearly all of our 2020 funding to support those fighting on the front lines of COVID-19 and will continue to be a resource to our communities as this pandemic continues.”

Organizations that received funding included

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Nevada braces as pandemic-prompted eviction moratorium ends

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gina Giambra worked as a massage therapist on the Las Vegas Strip until being laid off this spring and doesn’t know how she’s going to pay her rent in September.

“I haven’t been able to figure that one out,” Giambra said. “I’m literally probably going to have to ask for loans, and I don’t know if I can even get any.”

She and her two sons have lived in a southwest Las Vegas rental for more than a year and, to pay her bills, she’s burned through her savings and relied on pandemic rental assistance.

“It’s frustrating because I can’t control my income. It’s frustrating because I can’t control my bills. It’s frustrating because I’m just scared,” she said.

The pandemic shows few signs of subsiding but, six months in, statewide eviction moratoriums enacted around the time coronavirus cases first started to spike are being

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Renown Health, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine plan partnership

Reno-based Renown Health and the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine on Wednesday announced plans to develop a partnership that will focus on medical education and clinical research.

The two organizations signed a letter of intent and expect to finalize an agreement by the end of the year.

“We share a common vision and recognize how expanding our collaboration will benefit the community through increased access to care and expanded clinical training and research programs. We know we can do more together than we would be able to do separately,” Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the UNR School of Medicine, vice president of health sciences and a professor of family and community medicine, said in a prepared statement.

The medical school and Nevada’s largest health system have collaborated for 50 years on research, education, public health grant funding, clinical trials and integrated clinical practices. More recently, they have teamed

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COVID-19 Information:

A Veteran inpatient presumptively tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 4 at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System.  The facility is awaiting confirmatory results from the Centers for Disease Control, which takes up to 48 hours.
 
The risk of transmission to other patients and staff remains low, as the Veteran is being cared for in isolation by staff who are specially trained on the latest Centers for Disease Control treatment guidelines and utilizing personal protective equipment and infection control techniques.
 
The VA is continuing normal operations and there are no closures or cancellations of appointments at our facilities due to this event. However, out of an abundance of caution, VASNHS is currently screening all Veterans, staff and other visitors at the entrances to all our facilities for symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Individuals found to be at potential risk for a COVID-19 infection will

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