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Las Vegas’ shortage of acute care beds in hospitals points to looming crisis as outbreak spreads

A patient rests in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Sunrise Hospital. ICU beds are vitally important in the fight against COVID-19 because they are equipped to treat patients with respiratory issues that require ventilators, but Las Vegas is woefully lacking in the number of ICU beds when compared to other areas of the country. By […]

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Homeless area set up as Nevada seeks supplies amid outbreak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — People unable to use a shelter tied to a coronavirus case were laying out blankets on white-lined patches of pavement in Las Vegas as officials nationwide work to protect residents who cannot stay in homes to help slow the spread of the illness. Residents were preparing to sleep in areas marked […]

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Anger as Las Vegas turns parking lot into ‘homeless shelter’

Images of homeless people sleeping in a converted parking lot in Las Vegas have sparked criticism, even as the city officials describe an “emergency situation” and say the solution was the best option after another shelter was forced to close amid the coronavirus crisis. Over the weekend, authorities in Las Vegas needed to find additional […]

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Coronavirus: Homeless facility in Las Vegas sparks some backlash

By Alicia Lee | CNN In Las Vegas, the Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter has long served as a facility for people in need of accommodations. But after one homeless man who used the facility tested positive for coronavirus last week, the shelter was forced to close, leaving 500 homeless people scrambling for a new place […]

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Nevada Gambling Recovery Providers Go Digital

LAS VEGAS, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 180,000 Nevadans struggle with a gambling problem. COVID-19 has changed everyone’s daily lives; especially those who struggle with this issue. These individuals may now face the added stress of potential layoffs, decreased income and increased isolation as all nonessential businesses across the state temporarily close. But there […]

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Las Vegas allows liquor-to-go during shutdown; will Reno ease restrictions for local restaurants?

CLOSE Video of an empty downtown Reno March 29, 2020. Reno Gazette Journal As takeout and delivery become the new normal for many Reno restaurants during the coronavirus-induced closure, one thing hasn’t changed: local liquor laws. In Reno, restaurants (technically, restaurant owners) must be licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on their premises. Restaurants must have an […]

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Vegas invited homeless to parking lot after virus closed shelter

© Ethan Miller Image: Temporary Homeless Shelter Opens At Cashman Center In Las Vegas Officials are facing criticism for using a Las Vegas parking lot as a temporary shelter after a facility was closed when a homeless man tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Officials from Las Vegas and Clark County opened the temporary shelter […]

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Nevada Paints Social Distancing Boxes in Parking Lot For Homeless People to Sleep Iin

In Nevada, the coronavirus crisis has led to drawing social distancing lines around homeless people as they sleep in a parking lot. “Nevada, a state in one of the richest countries in the world, has painted social-distancing boxes on a concrete parking lot for the homeless to sleep in,” wrote Twitter user Social Distancing Mancino […]

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