COVID-19/Coronavirus Resource for Immigrants and Refugees

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a respiratory illness that spreads very quickly from person to person. Humans have not built an immunity to this disease, making it dangerous and often deadly for those who are immune compromised. As we work to mitigate the spread of this disease, information is vital. To limit the spread of COVID-19, it is important to follow all the recommendations provided by the Nevada Health Response Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Governor’s Office for New Americans, in collaboration with the Nevada Health Response team and community organizations, has put together a list of multilingual resources for our immigrant and refugee communities. Our own health depends on the health of the people around us, and the health of the people around them. Ensuring others can access critical information will help our communities remain strong, safe and healthy during this time of crisis.

    Local and National Health Resources

    Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources in Spanish

    Coronarvirus Resource Center

    Coronavirus Resource Center: The CDC provides resources and updates on COVID-19 in English, Chinese, and Spanish, including How COVID-19 Spreads (English, Spanish, Chinese), Symptoms (English, Spanish, Chinese), Prevention & Treatment (English, Spanish, Chinese), and Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (English, Spanish).

      Community Resource Guides

        Asian Community Development Council’s COVID-19 Info & Resources. It lists guides in AAPI languages as well as small business owner resources.

          COVID-19 Translated Resources Directory: This directory is a list of translated COVID-19 health education resources (fact sheets, flyers, posters, audio recordings, videos, etc.), organized in alphabetical order by language. The translated materials are from United States government entities, International non-government agencies, community-based organizations, and selective countries outside the United States.

            Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 COVID-19 Resource Guide: This 31-page resource guide covers unemployment services, health care options, paying rent and mortgages and general safety during the coronavirus pandemic. While this guide was created for Culinary Union members, a lot of the information in this guide is helpful to all Nevadans.

              Informed Immigrant: has immigrant resources to help immigrants during the COVID-19 crisis. This resource page is updated in an ongoing basis.

                The Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus: the NHLC launched a grocery delivery service for community members who are quarantined or tested positive for COVID-19

                  Nevada Immigrant Resource Guide: This resource guide was created by immigrants for immigrants to identify resources during the Covid-19 pandemic. Immigrants and Refugees across the state of Nevada can find specific information regarding access and resources for those that have a sensitive immigration status.

                    The Nevada Department of Agriculture lists School and Community Food Access Resources and Updates during the COVID-19 School closures.

                      Nevada’s two US Senators published COVID-19 Resource guides:

                      United Way has COVID-19 Resource pages for both Southern and Northern Nevada.

                      Unemployment and Jobs Resources

                        If you have been laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19, file for unemployment online.

                          Nevada’s Department of Training and Rehabilitation Unemployment Information: NV DETR has listed all the resources one needs to file an unemployment claim including updated Frequently Asked Questions in English and Spanish.

                            CDC Fact Sheet: What to Do if You are Sick

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                            Arabic Nepali, Spanish  
                            Dari Pashto Swahili
                            English    Russian Tigaryna
                            Farsi    Simplified Ukrainian
                            French   Chinese Vietnamese  

                              CDC Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs

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                              Arabic Korean Spanish
                              Dari Nepali Swahili
                              English   Pashto Tigaryna
                              Farsi  Russian Ukrainian
                              French Simplified Chinese Vietnamese