DETR: JobConnect form not mandatory for proof of work search

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- With the return of the work search requirement, Nevada's unemployment offices says it has received a significant number of JobConnect form submissions and many emails requesting additional information.

The department on Monday issued a clarification: Claimants should fill out the web form requesting assistance on the JobConnect website only if they need help with their job search.

"This is not a mandatory requirement; claimants would only use this form to request one-on-one assistance with job training or work search," said a press release from the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Claimants can view work search requirement FAQs here or contact DETR’s call centers:

•              Northern UI Claims Call Centers at (775) 684-0350; Southern UI Call Center: (702) 486-0350; Rural areas and Out-of-State: (888) 890-8211 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

•              Nevada’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA) Call Center at (800) 603-9681 or 775-298-6007 or 702-998-308 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon.

COVID-19 vaccines now available for veterans in Pahrump

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- More than 400 veterans received their COVID-19 vaccine this past weekend in Pahrump.

According to VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, the veterans received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The two-day clinic was held for veterans 70 and older.

In a news release, Bill Carl, a physician assistant at the Pahrump VA clinic said, “We were excited about the vaccine when we first heard that it was being administered at the medical center, but there was always an underlying concern that we were so far away from being able to access the vaccine, Many of our Veterans here in Pahrump are older, and find it difficult to travel so far, so when it was announced that the VA would be bringing the vaccine to our facility, the Veterans were just thrilled.”

VASNHS will host another weekend vaccine clinic at the Pahrump VA Clinic Feb. 20-21.

Vaccines will be distributed by appointment only, and exclusively to veterans who are enrolled in VA health care at the Pahrump VA Clinic.

Veterans who are 70 years old or older or have high-risk medical conditions should call (775) 727-7535 to schedule an appointment.

Veterans will be scheduled for their second dose exactly three weeks from the date that they receive their first dose.

Those seeking additional information can sign up to get updated information through VA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Keep Me Informed tool, visit the VA Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs webpage, contact their care team or visit the VASNHS website.

Virus Outbreak Mardi Gras Zulu Krewe

In this Feb. 25, 2020,  photo, the Krewe of Zulu Parade rolls down Jackson Avenue on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

City of New Orleans not allowing Mardi Gras parades for 2021

(Meredith) -- The City of New Orleans is not allowing Mardi Gras parades for the 2021 Carnival season.

That's according to information posted on the city's official website.

The site states: "Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus."

The site also states that the city remains open to visitors, including Bourbon Street and Frenchman Street entertainment districts.

"New Orleans is always open for business," according to the Mardi Gras 2021 FAQ. "However, all visitors must adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines which include wearing a mask in public and maintaining strict 6ft or more social distancing."

Mayor Latoya Cantrell is asking for the public's help to submit ideas on how to best celebrate Mardi Gras this year.

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