In lieu of our regular weekly events column, we’re bringing you a “coronapocalypse survival guide” to fill your time while you practice the art of social distancing.
- Catch up on This is Reno’s podcast for the latest on Reno’s sweep of homeless camps and Sheriff Balaam’s tips for handwashing. https://thisisreno.com/2020/03/coronavirus-reno-massive-sweep-of-homeless-camps/
- Hit your annual reading goal, learn a language, or start your studies to become the epidemiologist you pretend to be on Facebook. All you need is your Washoe County Library card to access e-books, audiobooks, magazines, Lynda courses and more in the all-online digital library. https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/downloads/
- Support local businesses. Coffee n’ Comics is offering curbside pickup and with their #LocalDollars campaign will give you a dollar back on each purchase you can use to support other local businesses that may be struggling as society slows to a crawl. https://thisisreno.com/2019/10/review-beans-bombs-and-broomsticks-at-coffee-n-comics/
- Connect with UNR’s Cooperative Extension online for a host of nutrition and physical fitness activities to keep your kids busy during their spring break. Scroll down to “Informational Publications” for tools at https://extension.unr.edu/publications.aspx
- Help Stuff a Bus for Seniors by buying a few extra supplies they may need but can’t access due to health concerns. Call Washoe County Senior Services for details: 775-328-2575.
- Cozy up to YouTube to learn a craft or skill, hone your cooking skills, or keep in shape with free yoga and fitness videos. Or keep watching cat videos; those never get old.
- Get your shopping delivered. Now’s a great time to check out home delivery for groceries. Or for cannabis, at https://shop.blackbirdgo.com/.
- CANCELED, moving to May:
And if you get stir crazy and decide to venture into the world, check out A Night Out in Reno to support local nonprofits. https://thisisreno.com/2020/03/a-night-out-in-reno-benefits-nonprofits-sponsored/
Check with venues and event organizers before attending events. This Is Reno’s events calendar is populated by third-party services, and as such, we cannot verify details for each event.
This Is Reno’s COVID-19 news coverage
After poring line-by-line over cuts proposed by Nevada state agencies, Republicans and Democratic lawmakers largely agree on one thing: They need more relief dollars from the federal government to stem a projected $1.2 billion budget deficit.
Los estudiantes internacionales de UNR se enfrentan a un futuro incierto tras la decisión de ICE (actualizado)
Un anuncio del ICE del lunes cambió las reglas de los visados de estudiantes, lo que dejó en el aire el futuro de los estudiantes internacionales de la UNR.
An ICE announcement on Monday changed rules on student visas, which left the futures of UNR international students up in the air.
The Nevada System of Higher Education is already facing a $120.9 million impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, and now must cut at least 14% of its budget.
By SAM METZ AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers pumped the brakes on their emergency special session Saturday, a day after someone in the legislative building tested positive for COVID-19. After four days of interrogating finance officials, school districts and state agency leaders, both chambers decided to reconvene Monday morning to…
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that Nevada would reimplement restrictions on bars and restaurants in certain counties to prevent further spread of coronavirus due to what he called a “spike” in confirmed cases.
OPINION: Nursing homes have become ground zero in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, with outbreaks causing high rates of illness and death among vulnerable residents living together in close quarters.
Washoe County reported 131 additional cases of COVID-19 today, which they’re attributing to social gatherings, domestic travel, and not social distancing.
The Nevada Legislature convened July 8 for its 31st special session to consider budget cut recommendations, including those from various state agencies looking to collectively help offset a $1.15 billion projected state budget shortfall.