Free COVID-19 testing at upcoming neighborhood events

Noble Horvath

Clark County continues to offer free COVID-19 testing at two sites in the Las Vegas Valley five days a week – Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas and the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center Strip Pavilion Room – and a full schedule of one and two-day neighborhood testing events. Available […]

Clark County continues to offer free COVID-19 testing at two sites in the Las Vegas Valley five days a week – Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas and the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center Strip Pavilion Room – and a full schedule of one and two-day neighborhood testing events.

Available locations, dates and hours of operation are listed in English and Spanish on a COVID-19 testing site calendar posted on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website.

Since May, Clark County and community partners have conducted 215,765 tests as part of its community testing efforts.

Some area high schools are offering neighborhood testing in their school gymnasiums that is open to the public on upcoming Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in October and November. The nasal swab tests will be available on a first-come, first served basis for people with or without symptoms, including children and families.

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The Health District, Nevada National Guard, Elite Medical Response and American Medical Response are operating the sites in partnership with Clark County and the city of Las Vegas:

– Oct. 8-9, Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road

– Oct. 15-16, Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way

– Oct. 22-23, Valley High School, 2839 Burnham Ave., near Eastern and Sahara Avenues.

– Nov. 5-6, Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave., near Spencer St and the I-215.

Test results are provided to people by the organization that conducts the testing. The results also get reported to the Health District, which will follow up with those who test positive for the virus as part of its disease investigation efforts.

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