Coronavirus Information (Swipe left or click arrows for more)
What is COVID 19
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in China.
The virus is now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in a growing number of countries, including the U.S. Public health groups, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are monitoring the situation and posting updates on their websites. WHO declared a global pandemic in March 2020. These groups have also issued recommendations for preventing and treating the illness.
What are the symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Should I be tested
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Where to go for testing
There are laboratory tests that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens. State and local public health departments have received tests from CDC while medical providers are getting tests developed by commercial manufacturers. All of these tests are Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panels, that can provide results in 4 to 6 hours.
Who should be tested
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.
- Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
- There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus.
- Testing results may be helpful to inform decision-making about who you come in contact with.
CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and/or individual clinicians.
- Clinicians should work with their state and local health departments to coordinate testing through public health laboratories, or work with clinical or commercial laboratories.
How to get tested
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, try calling your state or local health department or a medical provider. While supplies of these tests are increasing, it may still be difficult to find a place to get tested.
Know How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- 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.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
- Diluting your household bleach.
To make a bleach solution, mix:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
- Alcohol solutions.
Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
- Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
Resources (Swipe left for click arrows for more)
Resource Guide: The City of Las Vegas
Click the image for a link to the City of Las Vegas Local Resources and City Updates
Resource Guide: The Nevada Independent
Click the image for more information on where to find food, cash assistance and more during the coronavirus outbreak.
Resource Guide: Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
CORONA VIRUS RESOURCES
The federal government and state and local governments in Nevada are monitoring the outbreak. If you have questions about coronavirus and want to learn more, are interested in learning what federal, state, and local resources are available to you, or if you want to know what steps your community is taking to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, check out some of the resources below. I have also made available fact sheets on specific issues related to COVID-19:
- Health Care
- Economic Assistance
- Small Business
- Tribal Communities
For more information on medical care, mental health services, financial and housing assistance, aid for seniors, resources for small business owners and more during the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to download my Coronavirus Disaster Resource Guide. You can also visit my Medium page for short breakdowns of major topics in my resource guide. Please follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for additional news and updates on what I’m doing on behalf of Nevadans.
Stay Home For Nevada Toolbox
During this period when we are staying home for the health of Nevada, it might be confusing as to what help and assistance may be available. In this flyer we have compiled a list of resources including food, education, domestic violence and safety tips.
Visit Three Square website for all locations, days and times: ThreeSquare.org
Click on : ‘Get Help- Find Food, List of Emergency Food Distribution Sites’ and Locations
• Disaster Distress Helpline. 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster: 1-800-985-5990
• Crisis Support Services of Nevada. 24/7, 365-day-a-year, always available to speak regarding depression and suicide, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse. 1-800-273-8255
• Nevada 2-1-1 Program. Can assist in connecting individuals, families & providers to essential heath & human services information & resources: Nevada211.org
Domestic Violence Support
• Shade Tree: TheShadeTree.org – 702-385-0072
• Safe Nest: SafeNest.org – 702-646-4981
• SAFE House: SafeHouseNV.org – 702-564-3227
• Nevada211: Nevada211.org – 211
• Catholic Charities: CatholicCharities.com – 702-384-2662
• Family Promise: FamilyPromiseLV.com – 702-638-8806
• Las Vegas Rescue Mission: VegasRescue.org – 702-382-1766
• Crisis Support Services of Nevada: CSSNV.org – 1-800-273-8255
Health & Wellbeing Sites
• www.apple.com/covid19 or download the “Apple COVID-19” app on the Apple Store
Burglary Crime Prevention
• Keep all doors & windows locked & closed. An open door or window is seen as an open invitation by thieves.
• Keep your front and back porch lights on at night to help illuminate your apartment community, and prevent hiding & ambush dark spots that criminals can use.
• Ask apartment management to help secure your doors by replacing every screw in your doorways with 3”-4” screws if they have not already.
• Always answer if someone knocks on your door. Don’t feel pressured to open the door, but let potential thieves know the unit is occupied & someone may call police.
• Keep peepholes/eye viewers clean to clearly see & describe who’s at your door.
• If you’re going out of town, you can ask a trusted person to watch your unit.• Take a walk through your local hardware store & see what items they offer to further secure your unit. Talk to management first before making any changes to the unit.
GET YOUR “STIMULUS” CHECK IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
AS OPPOSED TO THE NEXT FEW MONTHS
If the IRS has your bank information, you will receive your stimulus check via a Direct Deposit into your bank account in the next few weeks. On the other hand, if the IRS does NOT have your bank information, they will mail a paper refund check to you sometime in the next few months.
The key to getting your stimulus check fast is to make sure the IRS has your banking information.
Tax returns that report a refund will normally report banking information so that the refund can be direct deposited in the bank account. However, tax returns that do not result in a tax refund have no mechanism for providing the IRS banking information. If your tax return did not result in a refund, you need to immediately provide the IRS with your banking information.
The IRS posted a link that allows you to enter your bank account information for direct deposit IF the IRS does not have your direct deposit information. You can also navigate through various needs and situations by following their prompts. Here’s the link for providing direct deposit info and finding a variety of information: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments You will need to provide three things for direct deposit updates: 1) Name of Bank, 2) 9-digit routing number, and 3) Account number.
Pick the situation below that best fits you to learn what you need to do. The link above should be the starting point for most if not all stimulus related issues.
· You have filed your 2019 tax return and your refund was Direct Deposited into your bank account. ACTION: Do nothing. Your stimulus check is in process of being direct deposited into your bank account.
· You have filed your 2019 tax return and had no balance due and no refund. ACTON: Click on the IRS link above and provide your bank information.
· You have filed your 2019 tax return and had a balance due. ACTON: Click on the IRS link above and provide your bank information.
· You have filed your 2019 tax return and applied your entire over-payment to your 2020 estimated tax account. ACTON: Click on the IRS link above and provide your bank information.
· You have NOT filed your 2019 tax return. ACTON: Click on the IRS link above and provide your bank information.
· You have NOT filed your 2018 or 2019 tax return: ACTION: File your 2018 tax return ASAP or you may miss out on the stimulus payment.
· You did not file a 2018 or 2019 tax return because your gross income is under $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) Click on the link at the top and then click “Non-filer” IRS link and enter your bank information.
· You receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDA) or survivor benefits: ACTION: The IRS already has your bank information and you should NOT provide the IRS your bank information.
Special note: People in this group who have qualifying children under age 17 can use this same link to claim the $500 payment per child.
Your Church (Swipe left for click arrows for more)
Student Ministries - Teens
Our Impact Teen Service will be held online via Zoom at 11 am on Sunday
Please register here https://mfm.infellowship.com/Forms/439538
Student Ministries - Kingdom Kids
Our Kingdom Kids service will be held online via Zoom at 12 pm on Sunday
Please register here https://mfm.infellowship.com/Forms/439549
Empowerment Groups - WEG
Empowerment Groups - Marriage Ministry
Marriage Ministry will be hosting online meetings via Zoom Thursdays at 7pm
Please check your MFM app for updates and notifications
Empowerment Groups - Men
The corporate church office is now opened and here to support you. We understand that this is a difficult time for many and if you need prayer, spiritual guidance or supplies we have people in place to help.
Calls can be made during business hours Monday-Thursday 9 am -5 pm to 702-367-1636
After hours 5 pm- 9 pm to 855-777-1636