News stories of the health risks of COVID-19 along with new restrictions on travel, businesses, government services, educational institutions, gatherings, and personal interactions are developing every hour across the globe, our nation, and our state. Over the past week, I have been working diligently with my colleagues in the private, public and nonprofit sector at every jurisdictional level to gather information, resources and potential policy solutions as we assess the short and long term impacts of this pandemic and the efforts we are taking to stop the spread of this virus.
The health and safety of our citizens is of upmost importance as we are learning more about the highly contagious nature of this virus and the impact it has on our seniors and individuals with underlying conditions. I join with our leaders, scientists and the medical community in the hope that these efforts will flatten the curve of cases, limit the health risks and shorten the duration of the disruptions to our daily lives and ways of doing business.
In the meantime, I would like to hear from you as we gather constituent, community and industry input on the impact of COVID-19 and recommendations for policy action we can take as a state in the short and long run to help us get back up on our feet.
Please take a moment to fill out the following survey as you have information and input to share. If you have trouble accessing the survey, you can simply reply to this email with answers to the following questions:
For up to date information at the state level on COVID-19, please go to https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/ .
To file an unemployment insurance claim, go to: http://ui.nv.gov/css.html
To apply for a Small Business Disaster Loan , visit: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/ApplyOnline
For information and resources for businesses and employees , please review the following toolkit provided by the US Chamber of Commerce: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus-response-toolkit
To submit information to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development on the impact to your business, go to: https://www.diversifynevada.com/small-business-administration-sba-disaster-assistance-in-response-to-the-coronavirus/
To keep track of current testing results across our state go to the newly formed NV COVID Dashboard: https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiMjA2ZThiOWUtM2FlNS00MGY5LWFmYjUtNmQwNTQ3Nzg5N2I2IiwidCI6ImU0YTM0MGU2LWI4OWUtNGU2OC04ZWFhLTE1NDRkMjcwMzk4MCJ9
Please continue to order take-out or delivery from our local restaurants! We can all help in small ways to keep our local economy going through this. Check out the restaurants in town that are open for business: https://www.yelp.com/collection/3CF1mhXkf2smTjVaJYLBKA?utm_content=Collections&utm_source=ishare
As always, feel free to call or text me at 775-815-4237 or email me at Jill.Tolles@leg.state.nv.us .
As a teacher moving my classes online, as a business owner projecting revenue loss from cancelled contracts, as a mom with my daughters now home and switching to online learning, as a daughter of elderly parents who are vulnerable and as a representative of Assembly District 25, I care deeply about how many people COVID-19 is impacting and what the ripple effect will be on our work, families, daily lives, economy, services and vulnerable communities.
We all play a part in limiting the spread, helping those who need it most and finding solutions. Let’s be thoughtful with guidelines, policies, plans and each other as we work through this together to get back up as quickly as possible. We can do this.
It is a tremendous honor and responsibility to represent the 64,000 men, women and children in Assembly District 25. It remains a great privilege to serve in the legislature and I am grateful for your input and support.
Jill TollesAssembly District 25