CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds often

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose &  mouth

  • Cover your mouth & nose with a tissue or elbow sleeve when coughing or sneezing

  • Clean & disinfect surfaces at home

  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet in crowds

 What is the Coronavirus? 

 

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

 Can I get COVID-19

 

Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the world. Risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.

 How does COVID-19 spread

The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

 What are the symptoms of COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

• fever

• cough

• shortness of breath

 Should I wear a Facemask to protect myself

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it.

 

A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected. The use of facemasks also is crucial for health workers and other people who are taking care of someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

 FOOD DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION 

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure of our schools. Student food distribution pods will be set up at 28 school locations throughout the district from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Parents can also pick up academic resources in the near future at these sites.

In order to comply with federal regulations, a school-age child must be present for food to be distributed. A school ID card is not required. The pickup location will be set up outside of the school sites to facilitate distribution. Food distribution locations and times are being updated online at https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/menu

Food distribution locations and times are being updated at https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/menu

Additionally, CCSD will be working with our government and community partners to set up food distribution options to ensure our students have access to additional food. Information on these options will be shared with parents as soon as it is available.

 Click HERE for list of distribution sites 

 Three Square Food Bank Distribution Sites 

 

DRIVE-THRU ONLY.

Walk-ups will not be served at these locations. Three Square Food Bank has generously agreed to staff emergency food distribution at 21 CCSD campuses. The dates and locations of the Three Square sites were strategically selected to maximize coverage and food distribution throughout Southern Nevada.

The Three Square locations will be open on the designated days starting at 11 a.m. until all food is distributed. These food distributions are open to anyone in need.

 Click HERE for list of distribution sites 

 The Just One Project Distribution Sites  

Drive-Thru and Walk-up*

The Just One Project is also staffing ten food distribution events weekly at the CCSD schools listed below. The Just One Project locations will be open on the designated days starting at the times listed until all food is distributed. These food distributions are open to anyone in need.

*For the health and safety of the public, please come in a vehicle. Multiple families per car is allowable.

 Click HERE for list of distribution sites 

 

 Station Casinos Food Distribution Sites  

Station Casinos is also staffing weekly distributions at three of the company’s properties. The Station Casinos locations will be open on the designated days starting at 11 a.m. until all food is distributed. These food distributions are open to anyone in need.

 Click HERE for list of distribution sites 

 Other Community Resources  

Three Square Food Bank has also provided information on several other community partners with walk-in food pantries open at various times. These food distributions are open to anyone in need.

 Click HERE for list of distribution sites 

 STUDENT LEARNING EXTENSION OPPORTUNITIES 

During the timeframe in which the schools in the Clark County School District are closed, we are providing learning extension opportunities for all students. These learning extension opportunities are NOT required for students to complete but attempt to provide activities for students to engage in learning at home.​ At this time, the Special Needs Resource Library at Vegas PBS is available to complete requests for books for students with special needs from parents/guardians by calling 702-799-1010, Option 7 or emailing SpecialNeeds@VegasPBS.org.

 Kindergarten-Grade 8 

Student Learning extension activities accessible through pencil and paper will provide opportunities for students to practice concepts and skills they have periodically been taught during the school year. The learning extension activities will be available at food deployment locations throughout the Las Vegas valley and online at www.ccsd.net in the near future.

 

Additional learning resources available for students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 are provided below:

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 OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION 

Below is information to help comfort your children concerning the coronavirus. Click on the thumbnails below to see enlarged document. 

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