New COVID-19 testing site open on Friday

Testing will be done of first come, first-served basis

Mitch Kelly
November 20, 2020 - 5:15 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.

bodnarchuk/Getty Images

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) -  Valley residents can get a free COVID-19 test without an appointment on Friday morning.

The site at Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy, 2531 Vegas Drive (east of Simmons), is scheduled to be run between 8am and noon. 

An additional site at Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Parkway (at Hualapai), will be open Dec. 3rd & 4th from 8 a.m. to noon.

These sites will be open to the public 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.

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.