Local Resources, Curbside/Delivery, and Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Created 3/13/20. Last Updated 4/8/20 at 9:27am PST. The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has completely changed some of our lives in the past week. We’ve received several notifications of events, work, and school being canceled, postponed, or held online. With Spring Break starting, it can be difficult to think of things to do when you’re stuck inside.

We all know having the kids out of school on break can be fun, but between travel limitations, amusement parks closing, and activities being canceled, the next few weeks can be rough.

Here are things to do while you’re stuck inside, local resources, and restaurants and retailers offering curbside pick up or delivery.

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things to do when you're stuck insideImportant Updates Regarding COVID-19 in Northern Nevada

We know you are seeing new updates every hour, however, here are some things going on that we want to spread the word on as well as things do to while you’re stuck inside.


Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered/directed all non-essential businesses to be CLOSED as of Wednesday, March 18th at noon to halt the spread of COVID-19. Gaming establishments to be closed by Tuesday, March 17th at MIDNIGHT. Restaurants MUST have curbside pick up or delivery to remain open. A full list of essential vs. non-essential in the link above.


Governor Sisolak announces all schools K-12, public, charter, private are closed from March 16th-April 18th.

Other Closures That May Affect You

FREE Lunch/Meals for Children

FREE Internet Access for Students

Beginning March 16, the Spectrum commits to offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription.

Paying Bills During COVID-19

  • DMV 90-Day Extension | The State of Nevada has granted an automatic 90-day extension on any driver’s license, vehicle registration or any document that has an expiration date of March 16 through April 30, 2020. Download and print the Extension Letter to present to law enforcement on demand.
  • NV Energy | NV Energy will suspend disconnects for non-payment for our customers directly impacted by this crisis. They will also waive late fees and deposits for customers who experience financial hardships related to COVID-19 or are unable to pay due to self-isolation. Please contact the customer care center to make alternative payment arrangements if you are directly impacted by the COVID-19 threat.
  • Southwest Gas | Temporary moratorium on natural gas disconnections for non-payment that is in effect until further notice.
  • AT&T | We won’t terminate service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer due to an inability to pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – and we’re waiving late payment fees for those customers.
  • Verizon | If you are a customer who is experiencing hardship because of COVID-19 and cannot pay your bill in full, we will not charge you a late fee or terminate your service until after 05/13/2020.
  • Sprint | For the next 60 days, we will support our residential and small business customers by not terminating service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill because of the coronavirus, and waiving late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic.
  • T-Mobile | We understand, if you are past due you can set up a payment arrangement online.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE: Toilet Paper for the Elderly

Please reach out to Ronald McDonald if you are an elderly community member, or an organization that serves seniors, and are in need of bath tissue. For more info, call 775-322-4663 or email at

Assistance from Nevada Moms On A Mission (That’s US!)

If you are elderly and need assistance getting groceries from the store. If you are a family struggling during this global crisis. Kids out of school due to closures and need meals. Or if you just need help. We’ve all been there, one of our local mom heroes will be there for you!

Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside

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“Teacher Approved” Educational Services

There are so many online educational services that are offering FREE or discounted subscriptions. The list above is constantly getting updated. Here is another list with some great ideas as well.

If you are overwhelmed like we are, here are some of our favorites:

Virtual Tours

  • Enjoy A Virtual Museum Tour– Take a look at just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits. These museums are all around the world from Amsterdam to Los Angeles.
  • Enjoy a Virtual Field Trip – Take a virtual field trip to over 30 places! From zoos and parks to The Great Wall of China.

Free Things to Do Online

Hang Out With Your Friends and Family VIRTUALLY

Stay ACTIVE – Yoga, Workout, Fitness Classes for Everyone

Head Out on a Hike (kid-friendly!)

Foster a Puppy

Our local Res-que has puppies that need foster homes. One puppy per household. Email to learn more!

Free or Cheap Things To Do While You’re Stuck Inside

  • Build Something Out Of Cardboard Boxes | Use cardboard boxes laying around to build a dollhouse, race car, etc.
  • Make Homemade Playdough | This tried and true homemade playdough recipe is our ultimate favorite.
  • Sensory Bins | Creating these simple sensory experiences for your children (or with them) is an equally satisfying experience.
  • Spring Cleaning / Organization | It might be the perfect time to do some spring cleaning, don’t ya think? Here are some tips and ideas for organizing when it comes to cleaning out and storing toys or cleaning out your fridge.
  • Chores (Your Kids Might LOVE these!) | Here are 43 chore ideas to keep you and your children moving. P.S. we have them for all ages!
  • Write A Letter A Day | Have your child handwrite a letter or type an email to a different friend or family member each day.
  • Scavenger/Treasure Hunt | Have a scavenger hunt based on letters or theme. Get digital by Facetiming or videoing friends and family to find different items on a list. Go the treasure hunts route and leave clues and in the end, there could be some kind of treat, stickers, etc.
  • Send A Book, Read a Book (FREE AUDIOBOOKS) | FaceTime loved ones, especially the elderly. Send them a book via Amazon and have them read it to your Littles. Or you can download some free audiobooks using your library card.

More Things To Do While You’re Stuck Inside

While we were thinking outside the box on some activities you can enjoy while you’re stuck indoors, we also wanted to share some more common things to do.

We are also including any discount codes and links for easy purchase!

Support Local Businesses

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Here are some more things to do while you’re stuck inside – SUPPORT LOCAL.

TIP: Head to some of your favorite restaurants and purchase gift cards for future use (you can even purchase online!). You may not use it right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them once the dust settles!

Here are some local businesses that are offering (e-)gift cards, online ordering, curbside pick up or delivery options amid COVID-19.

We are adding all in alphabetical order. We are not including takeout/pick up (unless it is curbside) at this time to focus on social distancing and not spreading germs.

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Buy Merchandise and Gift Cards

Order Food and Drinks Online, Curbside Pick up

Reno/Sparks Area

 Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville

Order Food + Drinks Online for Delivery

*Indicates Third-Party Delivery


  • *Bam! Dog Righteous Hot Dogs – Grubhub, FoodJets, UberEats
  • Batch Cupcakery – Call in your order 775-336-1622 for delivery.
  • *BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Grubhub
  • Blaze Pizza – Free delivery through 3/31 through the app.
  • *Brother’s Barbecue – UberEats
  • *Cafe Capello – Grubhub
  • *Cafe de Thai – DoorDash
  • *Capriotti’s – Grubhub or their app. Free kid’s grilled cheese with adult entree purchase.
  • *CHAR-B-QUE – Grubhub, Postmates
  • Chipotle – Free delivery through 3/31 through the app.
  • *Chocolate Shoppe by Sweet Images – Grubhub
  • *Code Coffee – Grubhub, Uber Eats
  • Costa Vida – Drive Thru-orders
  • *El Adobe – DoorDash
  • Fat Cat Bar & Grill
  • *Finbomb Sushi
  • *FoodJets RENO – Contactless delivery by writing “leave it at the door” in notes.
  • Hello Yoga – Order gift cards or merchandise over the phone, get it delivered.
  • *Holey Schmidt Donuts – Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash.
  • *Homegrown Gastropub
  • Ijji Noodle House
  • *JJ’s Pie Co. – Grubhub, DoorDash, UberEats
  • *JoStella Coffee Co. – Uber Eats
  • *KitzMo Sushi – GrubHub
  • *Mix Bakeshop
  • *Montaciello – GrubHub
  • Mother Of Macros – Use code TRYMOM15 for 15% off your order.
  • *Noble Pie Parlor – UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates
  • *Old Granite Street Eatery – Grubhub, UberEats
  • Pizzava – Call 775.507.7077 to order, delivered to your door. CARD ONLY.
  • Pub n’ Sub – Delivery within 1 mile radius
  • *Royal India Cuisine – Grubhub
  • Our Local Basket – Offering special Farm Box for $145 (30lbs of meat)
  • *Si Amigos Mexican Restaurant
  • *Sierra St. Kitchen – UberEats
  • Roundabout Catering – Call to order 775-747-2020 meals for 4-6 people for delivery
  • *Roundabout Grill – Grubhub
  • *The Blind Onion Pizza & Pub – DoorDash
  • The Cheese Board American Bistro – Call to order 775-323-3115
  • *Walden’s Coffeehouse – UberEats, Postmates
  • *Washoe Public House – UberEats
  • *Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub – DoorDash
  • Yosh’s Deli – Order by phone for free delivery to surrounding areas.

Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville

  • Bella Vita Bistro – Call to order 775-515-4300
  • Bleu Cafe – Call to order 775-297-3301
  • *El Charro Avitia – Grubhub, DoorDash
  • *Mangia Tutto – Pizzeria e Ristorante – Grubhub
  • Port of Subs – Delivery through the app
  • San Marcos Grill – Call to order 775-882-9797
  • *The Fox Brewpub – Grubhub, Menufy
  • *The Union – Grubhub

For additional places you can check out Yelp, however, please note that we are focusing on those that only offer curbside pick up or delivery.

How Can You Give Back?

Are you looking for ways to give back to your community during this time? There are new opportunities popping up daily. Even though we are social distancing, here are things you can do while you’re stuck inside to help out.

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If you’d like to help out a neighbor, print out this note and tape it to your neighbor’s door.

Groceries: Items they would normally get from the store

Urgent Supplies: Toilet Paper, Water, Food (things they cannot go longer than 24-48 hours with)

Send Mail: Picking up mail from P.O. Boxes, delivering packages to the post office, etc.

Friendly Call: Maybe they don’t have family or friends to chat with, a quick phone conversation like to good ol’ days!

In terms of paying for groceries, it is up to the individual and can be decided between the two! Some just need help because they cannot go out but can afford it. Others cannot! So it’s up to you!

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Additional Local Resources For Families

Utilities and Shelter

  • Family Resource Center | 775-321-3185
  • Catholic Charities/St. Vincent’s Resource Center | 775-322-7073
  • Women’s and Children’s Center | 775-825-7395
  • Community Services Agency | 775-786-6023
  • Nevada211 | Dial 211 or 866-535-5654

Health Care Services

  • Community Health Alliance | 775-329-6300
  • Northern Nevada Hopes | 775-786-4673
  • Washoe County Health District | 775-328-2427

Food and Meal Services

  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada | 775-331-3663
  • Catholic Charities/St. Vincent’s Resource Center | 775-786-5266
  • Boys and Girls Club Truckee Meadows | 775-331-5437
  • Carano Facility (next door) | 775-229-9538
  • Three Square for Southern Nevada
  • Kids Cafe Meals through Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Have any plans?

Do you have any ideas for things to do when you’re stuck inside?

Let us know in the comments. Also, if we’ve missed a business offering something special, let us know, we’d love to include them!

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

Connect with her on social media or IRL @mrsleannacarson on Instagram.