Page Updated 3/30/2020 @ 4:12 p.m.

The City of Mesquite is announcing the first confirmed positive Covid-19 test for a Mesquite resident. This information is provided to us by the Southern Nevada Health District. We do know this person is isolated, and anyone that had contact with this person has been notified. The Southern Nevada Health District will not provide any further information about this resident.


While this certainly brings this pandemic close to home, our direction to you does not change. Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol in between handwashing. If you are at the store, at the park, in your neighborhood, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others. If you have to sneeze or cough, make sure to use a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Immediately throw the tissue away and wash your hands.


Mayor Litman's Daily Message

3/30/2020

Important Information

In an effort to provide reliable current information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on Mesquite and its residents, this site was created. As city-related information is available, it will be posted here.

Community safety is the City's highest priority, and this includes protecting the health and well-being of our residents. The City is working closely with the Southern Nevada Health District, Mesa View Regional Hospital and other community partners to monitor the situation and take action as necessary.

In addition to this site, updates are available on 95.1 FM on your radio.

Announcements

City of Mesquite

City Facilities and Operations

Open City Facilities

The City has increased the cleaning of all surfaces, as a proactive approach to preventing the possible spread of COVID-19

  • City Hall is open on a limited basis. We ask that you conduct all business by phone, email, or online when you can. If you need to see someone in person in either Building, Planning, or Business Licensing, please call (702) 346-2835 and make an appointment.
    • Effective March 23, Development Services will have limited hours of 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the public to handle business they are unable to handle any other way. Contractors are encouraged to use the contractor portal. The majority of supporting documents can be submitted through the portal or vial email.
  • Parks
    • Parks are open.
      • Surfaces such as tables, playground equipment, and railings are being disinfected daily, often twice daily.
      • The City of Mesquite has posted signs at the tennis/pickleball courts asking that you and others follow all rules and guidelines that have been set and that we practice social distancing at the parks, courts, playgrounds and other outdoor facilities. For further information you can call Parks and Recreation @ 702-346-8732
    • Reliance Connects has put in WiFi hot spots at at many locations all over town. A map with the locations can be found here. Signs with instructions will be posted for the next 60 days at those locations. They are also opening up connection at all of their carrier sites around town to help with access and assist people staying connected for updated information.
  • Sports fields

Joint Statement on Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing from the National Recreation and Park Association


Closed City Facilities and Programs

  • Sunshine Academy (Pre-School Program) until April 13, 2020
  • Safekey After School Program until April 13, 2020
  • All Recreation and Senior Center programs and events until further notice
  • All sports leagues, programs and tournaments until further notice
  • Virgin Valley Heritage Museum until further notice
  • Mesquite Recreation Center until further notice
  • Mesquite Senior Center until further notice. Homebound meal delivery will continue with no anticipated changes. For those who usually go to the Senior Center to eat, meals will be available for pick-up at the Senior Center Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Individuals can also sign up for home delivery if they qualify. Please contact the Senior Center with questions (702) 346-5290.


City Public Meetings

The March 17, 2020 Tech Review Meeting and the March 24, 2020 City Council meeting have been cancelled.

All other official City committee meetings have been cancelled through the end of the month too.


Mesquite Municipal Court

On Monday, March 16, 2020, Judge Ryan Toone issued an administrative order outlining several changes to court operations and proceedings. Click here to read the administrative order.


Clark County, Cities Issue Declarations of Emergency to Better Manage COVID-19 Situation

Clark County and the Cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and Boulder City have declared emergencies in their jurisdictions today to better manage the COVID-19 situation and its associated impacts to hospital emergency rooms, local government agencies, local businesses, residents and visitors.

The declarations assist Southern Nevada local governments as they seek to stabilize and more efficiently respond to emerging conditions related to COVID-19 and manage response and recovery efforts.

The current situation involving the coronavirus requires some administrative leniency in the enforcement of ordinances, rules, regulations, purchasing and other government functions, officials said.

They added that they may need flexibility in staffing levels and assignments normally addressed in collective bargaining agreements and merit personnel systems.

Link to Mesquite's Declaration of Emergency

Due to the Declaration, the City of Mesquite activated its Emergency Operations Center on Sunday, March 15 and is staffing it in order to monitor the situation and help with disseminating information.


Census

Even during these times, the U.S. Census is still happening and is very important to the City of Mesquite. Please use this link to get more information and complete your Census. Mesquite is at 42%! Keep sending them in!

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Previous versions of Mayor Litman's daily message can be found here.


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Mesa View Regional Hospital

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MESA VIEW HOSPITAL:

Even though Mesa View Regional Hospital has not received one positive COVID-19 test result out of many received to date(as of 3/27/2020), we have been directed to refer all questions about results and testing in the community to our regional Public Health Agency – the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), which is completely appropriate when you think about it.

Patients who live in the hospital’s service area could be tested at other facilities in Nevada or in other states and the hospital would not receive that information.

All test results for people residing in our area are collected and reported by the SNHD

Mesa View Hospital is open and operating with the below restrictions visitor restrictions as of March 27, 2020 and is equipped to obtain specimen samples to be sent for testing if ordered by a physician.

Mesa View Medical Group is operating per their normal operating hours.

At this point, testing is only being done on patients who are experiencing symptoms and meet certain criteria such as fever in conjunction with cough and respiratory illness. If you feel you are experiencing significant symptoms, please go to the Emergency Room so you can be evaluated for the need to be tested. It is requested that you call ahead if possible, so that appropriate precautions can be taken for your arrival.

We will have daily updates on testing in Mesquite and surrounding areas. Decisions to test are made by the health care provider bases on patient symptoms and guidance from the CDC and Southern Nevada Health District.


Q: How is the hospital protecting its patients, employees and visitors?

The hospital’s daily routine all the time is designed for protection against communicable diseases. In an abundance of caution, the hospital has temporarily implemented the following precautions:

1. Entry into the hospital is currently limited to the main Emergency Department door in the front of the hospital.

2. Every person who enters the facility is screened for fever and respiratory symptoms.

3. Visitors are limited to one designated visitor for each patient.

4. Visiting hours are temporarily set for 9:00am to 7:00pm.

5. The cafeteria is closed to the public until further notice.


Q: How is Mesa View Regional Hospital set for supplies?

Answer: To date, the hospital has capacity, supplies and equipment ready to treat our patient load and any COVID-19 patients should there be an influx. Currently there are no COVID-19 patients being treated in our hospital. We’ve received a lot of offers for donations from individuals – like hand-sewn masks, shoe covers and more. We appreciate these offers greatly and if things change and we need these items we will let the community know through our website or Facebook page! We have a wonderful community and an equally amazing group of people who work at the hospital in a variety of capacities.

Q: What protocols does the hospital have in place to protect patients, health care workers and the community from the spread of communicable diseases?

Food and Nutrition Services under COVID-19: While all areas of the hospital facility are important, we make sure that we give additional attention to the areas of; the Kitchen, Patient Meal Order process and Tray Delivery & Pick-up, to help provide the safest possible environment for our guests and staff.

Q: How does the hospital take care of someone with a Virus like COVID-19 ?

Hospitals routinely care for patients with serious communicable diseases which are usually categorized by the method in which they are transmitted to others. COVID-19 and similar viruses are spread by ‘droplet contact’ (not airborne). Here are some of the standard care precautions that hospital staff utilize in caring for a patient with this class of virus: The patient is placed in a room for isolation; Only essential personnel and special visitors are allowed in the room; All people must clean their hands when entering and leaving the room; All people entering the room must wear eye protection with a face mask, gown and gloves prior to entering the room; Certain procedures require fit tested N95 mask with eye protection; Door is to be kept closed.

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Southern Nevada Health District / CDC

Southern Nevada Health District

There have been 753 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 15 persons have died of their illness.*

The Southern Nevada Health District is only releasing case count update Monday - Friday. These numbers will be updated as soon as we officially get them.

The SNHD has activated its information line to assist the public in getting their questions answered about coronavirus COVID-19. Currently, the line is staffed everyday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The public can call (702) 759-INFO (4636) for more information Monday through Friday 7a.m. to 7 p.m. Additional information and updates are available on the Health District website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus.

For the latest information from SNHD check their Twitter account: https://twitter.com/snhdinfo

The Food Handler Safety Training Card (Health Card) program is suspended until May 1, 2020. Food Handlers will not be required to have their cards with them and new employees or those that need to renew their cards will be able to temporarily work without cards. Food Establishments will not be assigned demerits for food handlers without cards during this period. Check here for the latest information.

Birth and Death records are currently available online only here.

Center for Disease Control

Federal Government Website for Covid-19

Current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available on its website:www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

White house Guidance: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

Coronavirus FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html


Apple, in conjunction with the Whitehouse Coronavirus Task Force, U.S. Health and Human Services, and the CDC, has developed an app and website to use as a self check and guide for when to seek further care if you may be ill. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. The website is also available as a website here.

*Updated 3/30/2020 @ 8:40 p.m. per SNHD Press Release

Clark County School District

Governor Sisolak announced that all schools have been closed through April 6. 2020.

Clark County School District announced that all CCSD schools are closed through April 13, 2020.

For the latest information from the school district, please visit their website.

Please visit this page for learning extension opportunities provided by the school district.

Updates specific to Covid-19.

*The Clark County School District will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure. 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.

The NIAA has suspended all interscholastic sports activities until further notice.

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State of Nevada

State of Nevada

State of Nevada Covid-19 website with Governor Sisolak's Emergency Directives and Declarations and other state information can be found here.

UNEMPLOYMENT

For updates on unemployment benefits and how to apply. Unemployment Insurance call centers are operating with extended hours of 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for those that are unable to file online. You can call (888) 890-8211.

  • Information form in English and Spanish can be found here.

PRICE GAUGING CONCERNS

If you feel you have witnessed or are the victim of price gauging, you can report it by calling the Attorney Generals office at (702) 383-0335 or on their online form. Updated information available here.

Department of Business and Industry Covid-19 assistance information.

Department of Motor Vehicles including information on 90 day extension on Drivers License Renewal and Vehicle Registration (DMV)

Nevada Medicaid Information

Nevada 2-1-1 can help connect residents with needed resources.

2020 Nevada Primary to occur by mail.


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Other Government Agencies

Small Business Administration/U.S. Department of Agriculture

Per U.S. Representative Susie Lee, the Small Business Administration has declared Clark County eligible for Covid-19 disaster loan Assistance. More information at this link.

U.S. Department of Agriculture information including Rural Development Assistance can be found here.


Clark County Government

For updates on Clark County and County run facilities visit their website.


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

Las Vegas Metro Police Covid-19 Information


Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

All branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District are closed until further notice.

Branch WiFi signal reaches into the parking lot of branches.

For more information about returns, WiFi and the library's digital resources, please visit their website.


Mesquite Justice Court

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Judge Ryan Toone issued an administrative order outlining several changes to court operations and proceedings. Click here to read the administrative order. An update to that Order was issued on Wednesday March 25, 2020. Click here to read the update.


Virgin Valley Water District

Information on how Virgin Valley Water District is responding to the closures necessitated by Covid-19 can be found here.

Statement from VVWD on March 25, 2020 about working with Covid-19 late bill payers.


Overton Power District #5

Overton Power District explains what they are doing to deal with Covid-19 here.


State of Arizona/Mohave County

Mohave County Public Health

Mohave County is reporting 7 case of Covid-19 as of 3/29/2020 @ 6:00 a.m.


Arizona Department of Health Services

The State of Arizona is reporting 1157 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 20 deaths as of 3/30/2020


State of Utah/Southwest Utah Public Health

Southwest Utah Public Health is reporting 13 cases of Covid-19 and 1 death as of 3/28/2020 (Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver, & Garfield Counties)

The State of Utah is reporting 806 Cases of Covid-19 and 4 death as of 3/29/2020


Updated 3/30/2020

Community Facilities, Events, Programs, and Local Business Information

Local Businesses

Mesquite Local News is posting information about local businesses. Additionally, the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of updates from local businesses about their specific operations.

List of Food Distribution Sites throughout Clark County

Virgin Valley Little League

Virgin Valley Little League has cancelled the Spring 202o Season per Nick Montoya. Click for more information.

Run for Fund$

  • Sponsored by Mesquite Community Education Foundation (MCEF)
  • Originally planned for April 18, 2020, this event has been suspended until further notice

Major League Baseballs Local, Sectional & Finals of the JR. Home Run Derby & The Pitch, Hit & Run


  • Sponsored by Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Pitch, Hit & Run originally planned for April 08, 2020
  • JR. Home Run Derby originally planned for April 22, 2020
  • Major League Baseball has decided to cancel all youth-focused events and activities through April 2020.

Mesquite Senior Games

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