County Opening COVID-19 Test Site At Cashman Center On Tuesday

Site Replaces Location At Texas Station

Mitch Kelly
August 04, 2020 - 5:06 am
Epidemic concept COVID-19. Coronavirus Test Station. Medical worker in full protective gear takes sample from patient at a COVID-19 drive-thru test site.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Clark County and UMC will be opening a new COVID-19 testing site at Cashman Center, downtown, on Tuesday. 

The new community COVID-19 testing site, which will be operated by Clark County and other community partners, will be open five days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Cashman Center operation will be set up in Exhibit Hall A on the north side of the facility at 850 N. Las Vegas Boulevard, just north of U.S. 95.

“We have learned a lot operating our drive-thru sites at Texas Station and other locations and doing strike team testing throughout Southern Nevada with the Health District and other community partners,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “The new location at Cashman Center gives us the opportunity to move indoors out of the heat and into a more comfortable, customer-friendly setting.”

UMC recently adjusted its COVID-19 testing policies to reflect the latest CDC guidance and ensure that patients at the highest risk maintain convenient access to testing. The updated protocols will help UMC reduce unnecessary repeat testing while prioritizing access for community members with symptoms of COVID-19 and those who have been exposed to the virus.

Repeat testing following an initial positive result has not shown to be an effective tool in determining when patients can safely discontinue isolation. UMC will follow CDC guidance by utilizing a time- and symptom-based strategy to determine when patients can discontinue isolation precautions. As a result of this guidance, UMC will no longer provide unnecessary follow-up tests after a positive result.