City to open up more COVID-19 testing sites

2 area high schools being used

Mitch Kelly
September 24, 2020 - 9:00 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A pair of additional community-based COVID-19 testing sites are scheduled to open in the coming days.

A site at Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, is scheduled to be open Oct. 8-9, and a site at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, is scheduled for Oct. 15-16.

These sites will be open to the public between 8am and 1pm and tests will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Testing is recommended for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. The Southern Nevada Health District, the Nevada National Guard, Guardian Elite Medical Services and American Medical Response are operating these sites in partnership with the city of Las Vegas and Clark County.

A calendar of testing events sponsored by the health district is available in English and Spanish on its website at www.SNHD.info/covid. The state of Nevada also has a COVID-19 test locator tool on its website at www.healthresponse.nv.gov that lists labs, pharmacies and other testing resources.

Patients receive test results from the provider that performed their COVID-19 test. All results, positive or negative, are reported to the health district. Officials are working to increase contact tracing and disease investigation efforts, following up with patients who test positive for the virus and their contacts. Those who receive phone calls, texts or email notifications of a positive test result from the health district are encouraged to follow self-isolation instructions to limit the spread of the virus