The Health District, Immunize Nevada and community partners are holding a Back-to-School Shot Clinic on Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the agency’s main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Immunizations are available by appointment only to ensure safe social distancing.
Having lived in Las Vegas for years, Jason Frame can’t recall a time when the streets were empty by day and had families cruising the vacant Strip at night—on bicycles, no less. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the city’s usually bustling streets into a virtual ghost town. So far, 5,000 residents have tested positive, despite months of inactivity, with hotels and casinos shut down in attempts to flatten the curve.
As the community prepares for the holiday weekend, the Southern Nevada Health District reminds the public and business community to continue to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As a public health agency dedicated to eliminating disparities and advancing equity in our community, we were heartbroken by the brutal killing of George Floyd. The violent methods used on demonstrators who were peacefully protesting, and the structural racism that has resulted in a disproportionate amount of death and harm in our communities of color are antithetical to what we stand for as a public health agency.
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census counts everyone living in this country. The data is used to calculate the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds to the states.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor’s office have created a website to keep all Nevadans better informed and to share COVID-19-related resources.
Kathryn Barker presents a summary of the 2020 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps while Jessica Johnson provides an update on community health improvement efforts in Southern Nevada.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps outlined by the CDC to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Aaaaah, Valentine’s Day — a time to celebrate relationships with candy, flowers, wine, and food. This year we’re serving up ideas for a healthier Valentine’s Day that can be a gift to both you and your special someone.