Free Covid-19 testing available Friday

Appointments suggested but walk-ups accepted

Mitch Kelly
October 07, 2020 - 5:07 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) - As part of ongoing efforts to offer access to COVID-19 testing in neighborhoods throughout the Las Vegas Valley, local partners are offering free testing at Western High School this Friday.

Western High School, located at 4601 Bonanza Road at North Decatur Boulevard, will have walk-in testing available in its gymnasium starting at 8 a.m. No appointment is needed. Four hundred, self-administered nasal swab tests are available on both days on a first-come, first served basis for people 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.

All results, positive or negative, are reported to the Health District. Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District and the city of Las Vegas are offering the testing in partnership with the Nevada National Guard, Elite Medical Response and American Medical Response. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the free testing at Western, the following locations will also offer testing in the coming weeks.

  • 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.