Downtown Shelter For Men Closes After Positive CV-19 Test

Person Who Tested Positive No Longer Showing Symptoms

Mitch Kelly
March 25, 2020 - 6:00 pm
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District received a report of a positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in an individual who accessed services at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and the Homeless Courtyard operated by the City of Las Vegas. The person is a male who reported accessing services at these facilities while he was symptomatic.

The health district says that person is now The individual asymptomatic and no longer considered a risk of exposure to others.  

Nevertheless, the SNHD is working with the agencies to notify appropriate staff, volunteers, and clients of their possible exposure to this individual. They are being provided with information on signs and symptoms to look for, and instructions on what to do if they develop symptoms of COVID-19. 

As a precaution, Catholic Charities is temporarily closing its emergency night shelter for men. The organization is working with the City of Las Vegas and the Health District to identify a temporary site to relocate shelter services. The Health District is working with the agency to ensure the continuing health and safety of its staff, volunteers and clients. 

The city of Las Vegas is working with Clark County and local homeless providers to expand the Courtyard operations onto Foremaster Lane to aid and expedite the screening process for those who may have been in contact with this individual.

Up to date information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is available on the Health District website at http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus.