COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, FatigueMuscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion, Inability to wake or stay awake, Bluish lips or face. Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.


The City of Yerington has allocated $100,000 of the Nevada State Treasury COVID-19 Relief Funds received to assist City of Yerington residents who have been unable to make their gas, electric, and/or propane payments because of the pandemic.  A $25.00 reimbursement per household may be requested for Internet and Cell Phone service if needed for Distance Learning or for a Medical Necessity. Assistance provided is a one request, one-time payment per household for the balance due at the time of the request, not to exceed $ 1200.00.  Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. This assistance program will expire when the allocated funds have been exhausted or on December 11, 2020 which is the final date to file an application. Applications are available at City Hall or here on this site.  Upon review and approval, payments will be issued through normal check processing.  Payments will be made to SW Gas, NV Energy, etc.  Notification of payment will be sent to the person who made the request. 

On September 8th, Lyon County will begin accepting applications for a small business grant program designed to help businesses deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The applications will be accepted through October 6th and grants will be awarded on an as needed and first come first served basis.  For details on eligible businesses and funding amounts, and to preview the application, please visit the Nevada Association of Counties website. “Small businesses are the life blood of our local economy, when they are strong, we are strong.  We know that businesses and their employees were struggling during the restrictions and closures as a part of the response to the pandemic.  The county is committed to assisting those in need as much as possible.” Vida Keller, Commission Chair. You must have a business license from the City of Yerington, City of Fernley, or Lyon County, to be eligible.  The County has also partnered with the University of Nevada’s Small Business Development Center to assist businesses with the application process.  Request free and confidential assistance at or call 800-240-7094 to make an appointment with a counselor through one of their 13 statewide locations. The funding for this program comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  We urge all eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 to seek grant funding through this program, for further questions please visit the grant application website.