At Equality Nevada, our number one priority is the health and safety of all the members of our community. We know you have questions and we want to personally assure you that we are monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) closely.
We know that many business are temporary closing, shows are canceling, travel is impacted and many events locally have been postponed until things improve.
During times like this, being out of work could be hard. As a community organization, we want you to know we will be here to make sure our community stays Vegas Strong.
We have a huge election on the horizon, and the impact of the coronavirus is putting enormous pressure on the team as we remain focused on advancing the rights of LGBTQ Nevadans.
Stay strong. Our community is not unfamiliar with the phenomena of stigma and epidemics. We have to remember what HIV/AIDS taught us about taking care of each other in a climate of fear and real risk. We will provide you with additional updates and resources on this page as we receive them.
We will navigate through this challenging time, together.
Facts not fear: Putting COVID-19 into context
The majority of people who have coronavirus will get better without any long-term effects, according to the CDC. About 82% of cases tend to be mild. In these cases, symptoms diminish over five to seven days, although people are still capable of transmitting the disease. But there are many people with a higher risk of having a more severe disease if they are diagnosed with coronavirus, including those with heart disease, diabetes, asthma and other vascular disease problems.
Also, most children who get it have mild symptoms.
To put the coronavirus numbers in context, millions of Americans get the flu every single year and there are thousands of flu deaths annually.
Since October 2019, the CDC estimates around 32 million Americans have gotten the flu. That’s one in every 10 Americans.
We want to remind you, please if you feel sick, seek medical attention, do not wait. Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. Do not touch your face, mouth or nose to limit the risk of transmission. Be safe, cautious and stay alert.