COVID-19 Resources in Northern Nevada

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

This is a challenging time for working families across the country. We stand with you in the struggle as many of our businesses close or suspend activity. Here are some community resources that may be of help.

VACCINE INFORMATION & AVAILABILITY (scroll down to Washoe County)


You can file an unemployment claim 24/7 at – the fastest way to file.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation is open 8AM to 8PM M-F for those unable to file online. However, JobConnect in-person centers will be closed. Use these phone numbers if you can't file online:

North: (775) 684-0350
South: (702) 486-0350
Rural: (888) 890-8211

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is now available to individuals who are not traditionally covered, including the self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors, and workers with irregular work history.  The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) is starting to make this assistance available on Saturday, May 16.

To apply for these funds, you will need to fill out the online PUA application at You may also call the Nevada PUA call center at 800-603-9681. You will want to have on hand documents that show your 2019 income, including things like tax returns, W-2 or 1099 forms, pay stubs, and bank statements. For additional information on the PUA program visit the DETR website here.

External Resource Guides

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto's Coronavirus Disaster Resource Guide (comprehensive)

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierras

Battle-Born Progress Nevada Resource Guide

United Way Emergency Resource Fund for Northern Nevada

100% of donations made to this fund will directly support northern Nevadans' emergency needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider donating if you can.

Business Closure Guidelines from Nevada Health Response & Governor Steve Sisolak

Health Resources

Washoe County Health Department on COVID-19

NV Health Response

The Nevada Health Response Center will provide the latest information on Nevada's response to COVID-19.

Food Resources

Nevada 211 Food Resources

Food Pantries in Washoe County

Food Bank of Northern Nevada

FBNN Kids' Kafe Schedule (free meals for anyone ages 1-18)

Rental assistance and other resources

Click on this link to apply for: State Medical Assistance, The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) You can also apply for emergency food stamps (7 days).

Additional forms of relief available to labor organizations

Memo re Payroll Tax Relief in the CARES Act for AFL-CIO Central Labor Bodies - April 8, 2020

This memo explains the federal payroll tax deferral and credit programs that are available to AFL-CIO State Federations, ALFs, and CLCs under the CARES Act.

Key Federal and Private Relief Programs for AFL-CIO Central Labor Bodies - April 8, 2020

This chart summarizes the federal loan, grant, and payroll tax programs that are available to various labor and nonprofit organizations. The chart includes links to more information that is available online about each program, including through the Resource Center portal for State Federations, ALFs, and CLCs.