Free Covid-19 testing available Friday

Valley High School opening for the event

Mitch Kelly
October 22, 2020 - 5:17 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 the Southern Nevada Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing on Friday at Valley High School, 2839 Burnham Ave., near Eastern and Sahara Avenues.

The walk-in site will be located inside the school’s gymnasium and will operate from 8 a.m. to noon, or while supplies last. Approximately 400 self-administered nasal swab tests available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is needed.

Testing is open to anyone, with or without symptoms, including children and families. Patients are asked to wear face coverings, and to bring photo identification and provide their phone numbers. The Nevada National Guard and Global Medical Response ambulance company are assisting with the effort. 

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. Members of the public are urged to do their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by “answering the call” when they receive a telephone call from a public health representative or an automated notification through text or email.

Agency notifications typically provide recipients with information about self-isolation and ask them to provide information about their health and to identify close contacts who may need to be advised to get a COVID-19 test. Anyone notified of a positive test result will be asked to stay home and self-isolate, to monitor their health, and to follow-up with their primary care physician if they have additional concerns.