"Nevada was handicapped with that first go-round of the Paycheck Protection Plan of monies that came in because they didn't go to gaming (companies)." Terry Reynolds, director of Nevada Department of Business and Industry
"It is unfortunate that cuts are going to be a real part of how we balance the budget over the next year. And if Congress, the Senate in particular, fails to take action to ensure that municipalities and states can make up their budget shortfalls, it would put a lot of people into really tough situations."
State Sen. Yvanna Cancela
"Look, it is a very high likelihood that it could happen. Not that it is absolute but I think we have to understand that it is a function of science and not of timing. We've got to get on top of the virus before we get in front of the economy." Jeremy Aguero, on his assertion that it could take Las Vegas 3 years to recover from COVID-19 shutdown
"Just the way the PPP was rolled out, they're going to have to be some modifications there. One of the issues we're all sort of talking a out is how do you get your employees to come back when they are making more on unemployment? Or, not just that, they are also scared to come back (to work). They are scared of that risk." Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, small business owner
"In regards to domestic violence, I know that calls to our local call centers that help with domestic-violence victims have skyrocketed. And so I am very concerned about domestic violence, about people being locked in their homes together and the pressure that can be exhibited by abusers."
"... From our members -- they are saying, "We are in dire straits. The longer we stay closed the harder it will be to ever restart our community or our economy again. And some of them are saying they are going out of business completely." Mary Beth Sewald, CEO of the Vegas Chamber