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Coronavirus in Las Vegas, Nevada, US

By diggitylv

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Mar 16, 2020 Update

We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. She replied...

Most of the casinos, bars, restaurants and buffets are closed or closing. Cirque du Soliel and many other shows are cancelled. I have lived here for 25 years and I have never witnessed the closing of the casinos. Many employees are losing their jobs. The schools are closed. Clark County school district is the 5th largest in the nation. We have witnessed alot of people hoarding food and toilet paper and water. The grocery isles are empty . There is no meat in the store and toilet paper is a commodity. You can't find hand sanitizer anywhere either. Can't even order it on Amazon. Its the strangest thing I've ever seen. they are going to close all non essential businesses in the next few days. the good news is , that there are aloof resources available and they are making revisions for people pretty quickly. Sees to be a sense of needless panic. It is good that they are closing everything, it will prevent the spread and save vulnerable people. Our gym is closing tonight too. :( Schools are staying open to feed all the children breakfast so they don't go hungry too.

How People are Coping

We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? She replied...

People are scared and panicked. Kids are out of school and there is no plan so parents are stressed out. As the days go by I think we will be ok but it is the unknown causing fears. I don't think people are taking it seriously, mostly because of our nations poor leadership. We just don't know what we don't know. We are about as prepared as we can be considering. We have been planning for 2 years to move to Costa Rica. We have signed a lease, put our townhome up for rent, busy packing and getting rid of everything we own basically. We have tickets to fly out on April 29th, pick up a car in San Jose and move into our new place. That may change.

Changing Conditions as coronavirus Spreads

We Asked: How has the situation changed as the Coronavirus has spread? She replied...

We are just entering into the second week. Things are about to get bad. Mostly it's people so crazy about having enough toilet paper. It's a thing.

Government Response

We Asked: Describe how the government of the country about which you are reporting is handling this situation. She replied...

Well, they didn't do anything at first. Mostly our states have taken over and made the hard decisions. I think they are doing a good job in Vegas to extend places to have meal. Utility companies have suspended shut offs and people who have been laid off can apply for unemployment immediately. There are no interest loans for small businesses as well to help.

Government Response with Regard to Expats

We Asked: Describe how your home country's government has handled the outbreak situation with regards to its expatriate citizens. She replied...

It's embarrassing to talk about.

Supplies and Shortages

We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? She replied...

Yes.

Preparing for the Future

We Asked: What are you doing in terms of preparations in case the situation deteriorates in your location? She replied...

We have everything we need and we are staying focused and taking care of ourselves through diet and exercise so we can remain strong and help others.

Lockdown & Passing the Time

We Asked: Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time? She replied...

Yes, we are staying at home. We are busy packing and purging for our move. In addition, I have a home business making bath and body products which I sell online.

Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals

We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? She replied...

Yes, I am enrolled and no I don't think they are prepared. We have inadequate testing facilities and kits.

Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals

We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. She replied...

No, Don't know.

Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment

We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? She replied...

I don't know.

Returning Home

We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. She replied...

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