These materials include planning documents and resources to assist schools in Clark County that are reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. The Health District recognizes the importance of returning students to school campuses for in-person instruction, as well as the overarching need to protect the health and safety of the students, school staff, and broader community. The goal of these documents is to help schools plan for and implement measures to reduce COVID-19 transmission in the school setting while meeting the educational needs of all students. These documents are intended to apply to all K-12 schools and community-based educational organizations, which may include public, charter, private, or homeschool co-ops throughout Clark County.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s 29-bed COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Site is available for clients with COVID-19 who need a safe place to isolate but who don’t require hospitalization.
The Health District’s COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Site is part of an overall response plan to help keep hospital capacity at safe levels for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
The facility can house up to 29 individuals, each for a period of up to 10 days.
Clients may include those who are experiencing homelessness, those who live in households with high-risk individuals, and visitors.
Clients may be referred from a local hospital or if they have tested positive but do not require hospitalization from a local testing site.
Clients must be 18 years of age or older, they must be able to perform their own ADLs (activities of daily living), must not be dependent on skilled nursing assistance or oxygen therapy, and must go through a client intake process.
The $3 million facility was built following approval of the Southern Nevada District Board of Health in March. The Health District has applied to FEMA for approximately 75 percent of the funding for this project.
Individuals will be provided with:
A private space with a bed and linens
Access to a bathroom and a shower (with towels and soap/shampoo)
Three meals a day, plus snacks and water
A shared area to relax and watch TV
Case management and crisis counseling services
Services are provided free of charge.
An additional facility has been assembled on the north side of the Health District with seven exam rooms designed to provide COVID-19 testing as well as medical care to sick patients.
Questions about the COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Site should be directed to CHN Supervisor Merylyn Yegon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Nevada Health District is committed to helping people experiencing homelessness and the community that serves them. We are collaborating with government agencies, community partners, and stakeholders to provide a coordinated effort and guided response specific to:
Staff and Residents of Homeless Shelters
Outreach Staff and People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
Alternate Care Sites
Homeless Service Providers and Shelters:
If you are a shelter and have questions regarding cleaning and disinfecting, representatives from the Health District Environmental Health Division are available for assistance. Please contact them at email@example.com.
If you are a shelter and need technical assistance other than cleaning and disinfecting, technical representatives from the Southern Nevada Health District are available for assistance. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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