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CCSD food sites open during spring break

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Although it’s spring break this week, Clark County School District is still operating its food distribution sites for families who need food for their children.

The district is operating more than 30 food distribution sites around the Las Vegas valley. You can find more details at this link. The sites now have extended hours and are open from 9 a.m. to noon.

Students and teachers are not required to participate in distance learning this week. It will resume after the break ends on Tuesday, April 14.

“While I encourage everyone to follow Governor Steve Sisolak’s directive and #StayHomeForNevada, I want our teachers, parents, and students to take the opportunity to relax as much as possible,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara... Read More

California county requires wearing masks when going outside

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days after recommending that people wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a county in Southern California went a step further and ordered all residents to cover their faces when leaving home.

Riverside County health officials said they made masks mandatory because not everybody was following the message about social distancing while in public. They also prohibited all gatherings except for family members living in the same house.

California has recorded more than 15,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus infections and at least 320 deaths. ... Read More

Exclusive Poll: When it comes to virus response, New York prefers Cuomo over Trump

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEXSTAR) — Nexstar Media Group partnered with Emerson College to take New York’s pulse with an exclusive poll about health, finances, and how our leaders are handling the outbreak. 

Who is doing a good job dealing with this virus?  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s national popularity is nothing on how New Yorkers feel about him at home. His numbers are off the chart, with 71% approving of his performance, only 17% disapproving, and 12% remaining neutral. 

As for President Donald J. Trump, his numbers not nearly so strong. Nearly half of those surveyed, 47%, disapprove of the job he’s doing, and 38% approve. 15% are neutral. 

Mental health, physical well-being, and financial stability ... Read More

Cashman Isolation-Quarantine Complex opening delayed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The opening of a new facility meant to help the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak has been delayed.

Construction on the Isolation-Quarantine Complex at Cashman Center is almost done, but it is behind schedule. Still, city and county leaders say once it is ready, it will be the first of its kind in the country.

Clark County and the City of Las Vegas are teaming up to build the Isolation-Quarantine Complex in the parking lot at Cashman Center. It is a way to help the valley’s most vulnerable by stopping the spread of COVID-19. It will serve at least 350 homeless people, who either have the virus or were exposed to it... Read More

Centennial High food distribution site closes due to illness

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a letter that was sent out to Clark County School District parents on Sunday, CCSD announced the Centennial High School food distribution site is being closed. In the letter, they say a member of the CCSDPD working at the site has become ill, but they stress that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at this time.

Below, you can read the full letter sent to parents:

The Clark County School District has learned that a member of the CCSD Police Department who was assisting at the Centennial High School food distribution site has become ill. There has not been a presumptive positive for coronavirus at this time, however out of an abundance of caution, we are making you aware... Read More

Report: Fired Navy captain tests positive for coronavirus

(WCMH/AP) — Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the captain who was fired after he sought help for his coronavirus-stricken Aircraft carrier, has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a report from the New York Times.

A Navy spokesperson declined to comment to the Times about Crozier’s status.

Videos went viral on social media Friday, showing hundreds of sailors gathered on the ship chanting and applauding Navy Capt. Brett Crozier as he walked down the ramp, turned, saluted, waved and got into a waiting car.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly abruptly fired Crozier on Thursday, saying the commander created a panic by widely distributing a memo detailing the escalating virus outbreak on his ship and pleading his leadership for help. Modly said Crozier “demonstrated extremely poor judgment” in the middle of a crisis... Read More

Law enforcement monitoring Mt. Charleston visitors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Restrictions on Mt. Charleston are stopping some from leaving the Las Vegas valley to enjoy the fresh air. Law enforcement is monitoring overcrowding to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“I wouldn’t say it was crowded, but we did bump into a lot of people on the trail. Mostly walking their dogs,” said Mt. Charleston visitor Nicholas Klein. 

New restrictions are in place to keep people safe. Law enforcement now monitors the mountain to prevent overcrowding. Parking also remains limited with roughly 60 legal spots open in Kyle Canyon and 40 in Lee Canyon. Officers shut down access once those spots are taken and redirect guests.

An issue for some people visiting the mountain is that the restrooms are temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

“I guess you have to find somewhere else outside,” said visitor Fardin Utama... Read More