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2021 News Archive

6Jan 2021

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As January 5, 2021, there have been 21,081 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. The first vaccines were distributed on December 14, 2020. Immunization data for Clark County originates from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Data is preliminary and subject to change.

11Jan 2021

Southern Nevada Health District Announces First Flu-Related Death

The first flu-related death of the season has been reported in a woman who was over the age of 65. Influenza activity has remained low in Clark County compared to past seasons, but this death serves as a reminder that the flu is a serious disease and is still circulating in the community. As of January 2, 10 people in Clark County have been hospitalized with confirmed cases of the flu.

13Jan 2021

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 194,220 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 737 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of delayed laboratory reporting. The Health District is also reporting an additional 42 deaths, bringing the total to 2,716. This data is not impacted by delayed laboratory reports. Comprehensive COVID-19 data is available on the Health District website at covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/.

17Jan 2021

COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a sobering milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 1,337 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, bringing the total in Clark County to 200,597. The Health District is also reporting 14 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 2,866.

21Jan 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District, local cities, the Nevada National Guard, UNLV and other community partners are rapidly expanding efforts to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to prioritized populations of the public based on available vaccine supplies and U.S. Center for Disease Control recommendations and updated state guidelines. Health care and public safety workers continue to be prioritized at local vaccination sites. Clinic appointments are now available for people age 70 and older. Currently, a limited number of appointments are available on the Health District’s website. More dates and times are being added to the calendar to book a limited number of appointment time slots.

21Jan 2021

Southern Nevada Health District launches Linkage to Action (L2A) mobile outreach unit

LAS VEGAS - The Southern Nevada Health District today launched its Linkage to Action (L2A) mobile outreach unit. L2A is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Overdose Data to Action* program to prevent drug overdoses through education, surveillance, and assistance with accessing services to prevent overdoses. For information about Linkage to Action, email L2A@snhd.org.

22Jan 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District officials announced that the Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site will be open to offer appointment-only vaccinations Monday, Jan. 25, through Saturday, Jan. 30, to people age 70 and older, and other individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine in the health care workforce, public safety and security, and frontline community support groups.

25Jan 2021

New COVID-19 strain B.1.1.7 detected in Clark County

The first known case of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain in Nevada has been detected in a sample that was initially tested in the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL). The specimen was collected during routine community collection activities and tested by the SNPHL to determine if it was positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. During testing, it was discovered the specimen was showing characteristics of the variant. It was then sent the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory for sequencing and confirmation.

25Jan 2021

Southern Nevada Health District begins offering appointments for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS – Starting this week, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin contacting people who are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and were vaccinated at a Health District clinic to begin scheduling appointments. Second dose allocations are received based on the amount of first doses administered, and appointments will only be available for residents who received their vaccinations from a Health District clinic.

26Jan 2021

Southern Nevada Health District and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announce site of COVID-19 second dose clinic site

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention Center will be the site of the Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 second dose clinic site, the agency and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today. The appointment-only clinic will open on Tuesday, February 2, for people who received their first dose at a Health District clinic and are eligible to receive their second dose.

27Jan 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District officials announced that next week’s schedule of operations at the Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site in downtown Las Vegas will be Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 7. The site, located in Exhibit Hall B of Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., is operating 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday this week. Appointment-only, first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered based on available supplies to people age 70 and older, and other individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine in the health care workforce, public safety and security, and frontline community support groups. Appointments can be booked online via the vaccine distribution page of the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info/covid.  COVID-19 vaccine clinics operated by Clark County and the Health District offer the vaccine on an appointment-only basis to ensure everyone who comes to a clinic receives the vaccine.

2Feb 2021

Southern Nevada Health District second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Las Vegas Convention Center today

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District’s second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The site is operated in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Clark County, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, FEMA, and other local response partners.

2Feb 2021

Additional cases of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain linked to the original case

Five additional cases of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain have been detected in Clark County. These five cases are all close contacts of the first case that was announced on January 25, 2020. These specimens were collected by Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL) and sent to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory for sequencing and confirmation.

3Feb 2021

Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Consortium, TIM Clinic to provide free Collect2Protect at-home HIV test kits, Feb. 5

The Southern Nevada Health District and its partners, the Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Consortium and the Therapeutic Integrated Medical Care (TIM) Clinic will provide free at-home HIV test kits in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Free kits, part of the Health District’s Collect2Protect program, will be distributed from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at Nucleus Plaza, 916 W. Owens Ave., Ste D, Las Vegas, NV 89106. For more information, call (702) 617-6313. Face masks are required and social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation efforts will be practiced.

3Feb 2021

COVID-19 Update

As of February 2, 2021, there have been 174,665 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. To date, the Health District has received 116,865 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County. For the sites of current Health District and partner PODS (points of distribution), visit our website at www.snhd.info/covid. Appointments are available three days in advance, depending on vaccine availability. People who work at a large organization should also check with their organization for their vaccination plans.

4Feb 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District has notified people who made first dose appointments at the Las Vegas Convention Center Second Dose Clinic that their appointments have been canceled. As a result, they will be able to provide vaccine to second dose walk-in patients for the next four weeks. Walk-in patients who are eligible this week received their first dose of Moderna vaccine between January 4-9, 2021. Patients will be served based on vaccine availability.

5Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for Cashman Center Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 6-7

The Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccine clinic will have additional first-dose appointments available for Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7 for people who are currently eligible to receive vaccine. Cashman Center is located at 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas 89101. The clinic is in Exhibit Hall B. To register for an appointment, visit: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.

9Feb 2021

COVID-19 Second Dose Clinic Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is continuing to serve walk-in patients who are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Las Vegas Convention Center Second Dose Clinic. Walk-in appointments are available 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or based on clinic capacity. Those eligible to receive their second dose at this site include patients who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 28 days prior as well as those who received their first dose of Pfizer at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 21 days prior. The Health District began administering the first doses of Pfizer on January 21. A list of community partners is available at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/second-dose/.

10Feb 2021

COVID-19 Update

As of February 9, 2021, there have been 243,897 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (203,477 first doses and 40,420 second doses.) The vaccine is being distributed in phases, according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health District’s distribution plan mirrors the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook and is based on risk and level of exposure. To date, the Health District has received 151,665 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County.

12Feb 2021

Second-dose appointments expanded to Cashman Center Clinic

The Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site will begin offering second doses of the vaccine to people who are eligible on Tuesday, February 16. Second doses of the vaccine will be available to people by appointment only. Those eligible for appointments at this site include patients who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 28 days prior as well as those who received their first dose of Pfizer at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 21 days prior.

13Feb 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 helpline capacity expanded

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has expanded its COVID-19 helpline capacity. The helpline is now available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a new phone line provides more access for people seeking assistance with appointments and information. In addition to (702) 759-1900, people can now call (702) 455-0696 for support to make or cancel appointments, or with questions.

16Feb 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Desert Pines High School Clinic offering first dose Pfizer vaccinations by appointment only, second dose vaccinations available to walk-ins as clinic capacity allows/Cashman Center offering additional appointments for walk-ins on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 as clinic capacity allows.

18Feb 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Severe weather in other parts of the country has caused delays in shipments of the Southern Nevada Health District’s allocation of Moderna vaccine. As a result, the Health District will be rescheduling second dose appointments for those who were scheduled to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine by one week. People who were scheduled to receive their second dose of Moderna on Thursday, February 18, Friday, February, 19, and Saturday, February 20, are being contacted to reschedule their appointments.

18Feb 2021

COVID-19 first Pfizer dose walk-ins available at Cashman, Desert Pines for people age 65-plus

LAS VEGAS - People 65 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Clark County, and the Southern Nevada Health District has added walk-in opportunities at Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School COVID-19 vaccine clinics for people in this group to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis, as well as clinic capacity.

19Feb 2021

COVID-19 Update

Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School have reached clinic capacity for first dose Pfizer vaccine for walk-in patients today, Friday, February 19 and no additional doses are available for people without appointments.

22Feb 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District received its delayed shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this morning. Based on its current inventory of both first and second doses of the vaccine, the Health District will be opening up limited first dose appointments at Cashman Center for those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. The Cashman Center site will be open this week on Wednesday, February 24 through Saturday, February 27. Those currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in public safety and security and frontline community support groups.

24Feb 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of February 23, 2021, there have been 370,269 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (266,684 first doses and 103,585 second doses.) The vaccine is being distributed in phases, according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health District’s distribution plan mirrors the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook and is based on risk and level of exposure.

25Feb 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Update

LAS VEGAS – Based on clinic capacity, the Southern Nevada Health District is making additional first dose appointments available at Cashman Center today, Thursday, February 25 and tomorrow, Friday, February 26, for those currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Appointments can be scheduled on the Health District website at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/. Eligible groups include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security and frontline community support groups.

26Feb 2021

Convention Center site begins offering appointments for first doses of vaccine

LAS VEGAS – Access to first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has been expanded in Southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Health District announced today that the Las Vegas Convention Center site is now offering first doses of the vaccine to people eligible to receive it. The site was previously offering second doses only. Additional first dose appointments have also been opened at Cashman Center through Saturday.

1Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Beginning tomorrow, March 2, vaccine eligibility in Clark County will be expanded to all groups within Frontline Community Support and Frontline Supply Chain & Logistics. In addition to people in these occupational categories, groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security frontline group.

3Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of March 3, 2021, there have been 489,600 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (325,120 first doses and 164,480 second doses.) Eligibility was expanded this week to include all the remaining categories within the Frontline Community Support Group and to the Frontline Supply Chain & Logistics Group. In addition to people in these occupation categories, groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security frontline group.

5Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District encouraging people to get vaccinated

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging all people who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Currently, the Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center clinics have same day appointments available for both first and second doses of the vaccine. People can register for an appointment at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.

10Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District encourages people who are eligible to get vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Southern Nevada now includes all transportation workers including air transportation staff, bus and public transit staff, Lyft, taxi, and Uber drivers, as well as grocery store workers, and all retail workers as part of the expansion to the frontline community support and frontline supply chain and logistics groups. The Southern Nevada Health District is urging people that are eligible, which includes everyone in these groups that is 18 years of age and older (Moderna vaccine) or 16 years of age and older (Pfizer vaccine), to register for an appointment to get the vaccine.

12Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 230,758 cases of COVID-19 today, and increase of 802 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of receiving delayed electronic laboratory reports. Approximately 460 new cases were identified from these records.

12Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District provides updated guidance on vaccine eligibility

LAS VEGAS – In Clark County, occupational groups currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine include health care, public safety and security, frontline community support, frontline supply chain and logistics, and food service and hospitality workers. In addition to individuals who are currently employed, people in these groups who were furloughed or laid off and are re-entering the workforce or seeking employment are eligible to be vaccinated. People should bring documentation of their current or previous employment.

12Mar 2021

El Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada proporciona la guía actualizada sobre la elegibilidad de las vacunas

LAS VEGAS – En el condado de Clark, los grupos ocupacionales actualmente elegibles para recibir la vacuna COVID-19 incluyen atención médica, seguridad pública, apoyo comunitario de primera línea, cadena de suministro, logística de primera línea,  trabajadores de servicios de alimentos y hotelería. Además de las personas que están empleadas actualmente, las personas de estos grupos que fueron despedidos y están reingresando a la fuerza laboral o buscando empleo son elegibles para vacunarse. Las personas deben confirmar su elegibilidad de su actual o anterior trabajo.

26Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District adds vaccine information to COVID-19 Dashboard

The Southern Nevada Health District has added new vaccine tabs to its COVID-19 Dashboard that includes ZIP code maps and vaccine characteristics. The Dashboard is available on the Health District COVID-19 website at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/ and the vaccine tabs will be updated Monday through Friday each week.

31Mar 2021

The UNLV/Stan Fulton testing site closed Easter Sunday, April 4

The COVID-19 testing site at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road, will be closed Sunday, April 4 for Easter Sunday. Testing resumes at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. Testing is available at this site seven days per week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Appointments for testing are recommended and can be scheduled through University Medical Center’s website, www.umcsn.com. People who have no internet access can call UMC at (702) 789-5160 to schedule a testing appointment.

31Mar 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of March 31, 2021, there have been 624,048 COVID-19 doses initiated, 344,368 doses completed and a total of 946,539 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. Beginning April 5, all Nevadans age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of Health District staff, partners and the public’s own commitment to their health and the health of the community that so many are already fully vaccinated.

2Apr 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility in Nevada opens to people 16 and older, Monday, April 5

Beginning Monday, April 5, everyone in Nevada ages 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free, and the Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone who can get vaccinated to make an appointment to do so at one of its sites or a community partner clinic. Registration for those who are newly eligible will be open beginning Saturday, April 3 at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional information for clinic locations in Clark County is available at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org.

5Apr 2021

One Million Dose Milestone Reached in Clark County

Southern Nevadans reached a new milestone in their unparalleled response to the COVID-19 pandemic as more than one million doses of vaccine have been given in Clark County. As of April 5, the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, University Medical Center, the Nevada National Guard, the local cities, EMS providers, pharmacies and other community partners have initiated 663,905 doses of the vaccine, completed 362,208 doses, and administered a total of 1,026,113 COVID-19 vaccines.

9Apr 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Beginning Tuesday, April 13, extended-hour COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at the Las Vegas Convention Center site. The Convention Center site has additional capacity and will allow for more extended-hour appointments to be offered. Five hundred appointments will be available between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the site, Tuesday through Friday. This week, 300 extended-hour appointments were offered at the Southern Nevada Health District’s Decatur location, Wednesday through Friday.

10Apr 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 237,737 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 700 since yesterday. After review, 471 of the newly reported cases are attributed to delayed electronic laboratory reports dated prior to February 3, 2021. The Health District is reporting 4,178 deaths, an increase of 9 since yesterday.

12Apr 2021

COVID-19 Brazilian (P.1) variant detected Clark County

The first known cases of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant, known as P.1, have been detected in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District received notification about one case from the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL) and information about two cases were forwarded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

13Apr 2021

Southern Nevada Health District Statement on Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FDA recommended a pause in the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine while they review six reports of cases of a rare type of blood clot that occurred in individuals who received the vaccine. In keeping with the recommendations of the CDC and FDA, the Southern Nevada Health District has stopped administering the vaccine in its clinics and advised its community partners to do the same.

16Apr 2021

COVID-19 Update

As of April 15, 2021, there have been 786,066 COVID-19 doses initiated, 504,475 doses completed, and a total of 1,239,701 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. This Tuesday, April 13, a record number of vaccines were administered at both the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center clinics. More than 7,700 vaccines were given at Cashman Center, and more than 6,000 at the Convention Center location. This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of staff, partners, and the public’s commitment to their health and the health of the community that so many are already fully vaccinated.

23Apr 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County officials provided a COVID-19 update today. The community is at a critical time in its response to the pandemic. As the Health District and its partners transition to local control, continued vaccination efforts and other recommended prevention strategies are integral to the efforts to stop the pandemic.

3May 2021

First large-scale drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, May 4

Southern Nevada’s first large-scale drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic will open tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The drive-through will operate Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the capacity to administer more than a thousand vaccines each day. First and second doses of the vaccine will be available through the drive-through. Appointments for people 16 years of age and older are available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.

10May 2021

New Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Site to Open at Texas Station

Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County officials offered a preview of the valley’s newest drive-through COVID-19 clinic located at the Texas Station Hotel & Casino. The vaccination site fully opens to the public on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and will also offer COVID-19 testing services. The site will off the Pfizer and Janssen vaccines.

11May 2021

B.1.617.2 variant detected in Clark County

The Southern Nevada Health District has identified the first known case of the B.1.617.2 variant in Clark County. The B.1.617.2 variant was first identified in India and is considered a variant of concern. The variant was detected locally in a sample tested by the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory. The public health laboratory conducts sequencing as part of ongoing surveillance efforts to detect variants that may be circulating in Clark County.

12May 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available for 12- to 15-year-olds at Southern Nevada Health District vaccine sites

On Monday, May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. Today, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to make final recommendations for the use of the vaccine for adolescents in this age group. Based on the final recommendations of the ACIP, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 and older at Health District sites. Registration for appointments is now available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.

19May 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of May 19, 2021, there have been 970,068 COVID-19 doses initiated, 758,057 doses completed, and a total of 1,660,681 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is also reporting 249,295 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 284 since yesterday, and 4,370 deaths, an increase of four from yesterday. The case counts reported are only one measure of how the community is doing. The COVID-19 positivity test rate is declining, and these trends will be monitored as the community prepares to return to pre-pandemic occupancy guidelines on June 1.

20May 2021

Southern Nevada Health District reports one death linked to acute non-viral hepatitis Illness investigation and additional cases

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting five additional probable cases linked to its investigation of acute non-viral hepatitis illness in Clark County residents and the death of one person who was identified as a probable case. The patient who died was a woman in her 60s with underlying medical conditions and is one of the five new probable cases reported. This brings the total to 16 probable and one suspect case.

21May 2021

School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in June

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, adults and children 12 and older can receive their COVID-19 vaccination at 16 high schools and middle schools across the Las Vegas Valley in an effort to ensure vaccine sites are convenient and accessible throughout the community. The Southern Nevada Health District will provide first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at four schools simultaneously for two days at each location. Second doses will be available at those same schools 21 days later. The late-afternoon clinics are designed to make it easier for people to take their shot on the way home from work. Registration for appointments is now available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins will be accepted pending clinic capacity.

24May 2021

Stan Fulton COVID-19 Testing site closing, Thursday at noon

The Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 testing site located at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building will close on Thursday, May 27 at noon. Testing is an important part of the community strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, and testing options are available throughout the community, including at the Health District’s main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107 and the Texas Station through June 21. More information and registration are available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. Additional testing locations can also be found on the Nevada Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/. 

25May 2021

Clark County surpasses one million first dose COVID-19 vaccinations

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting more than a million first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Clark County. As of May 25, more than 1,002,047 people have received their first dose of the vaccine at sites throughout the community. Of those vaccinated, 785,182 have been fully vaccinated and more than 1,713,609 doses have been administered.

26May 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Texas Station COVID-19 vaccine and testing site will be closed on Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. All services at the site will resume on Tuesday, June 1, at 7 a.m.

1Jun 2021

School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics kick off

The Southern Nevada Health District today began its first round of school-based vaccine clinics at Desert Pines High School as well as Sawyer, Swainston and Tarkanian middle schools. The Health District encourages Southern Nevadans to bring their family members, including their children age 12 and over, to these clinics to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for appointments is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins may be accepted depending on clinic capacity.

3Jun 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of June 3, there have been 1,035,482 COVID-19 doses initiated, 817,345 doses completed, and a total of 1,774,430 COVID-19 doses administered in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District has added information to its COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard is now updated with a vaccine summary that includes percent of initiated vaccines by age group.

10Jun 2021

COVID-19 vaccines available at “pop-up” clinic at Allegiant Stadium

Southern Nevadans now have the unique opportunity to get COVID-19 vaccines at a pop-up clinic offered by the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, and their partners in Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, beginning today, Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, and again Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 20. The COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in the Modelo Cantina Club overlooking the field.

17Jun 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to provide pop-up vaccination clinics at Clark County School District schools through the end of June. These clinics as well as additional partner clinic information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.

23Jun 2021

National HIV Testing Day, June 27

“My Test, My Way.” It’s the optimal way for people to find out their HIV status and it’s the theme for this year’s National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The Southern Nevada Health District encourages everyone to get tested in a way that is convenient and accessible for them. The Health District will provide free Express Testing from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, June 25 at Annex A inside the 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. For information about testing and services, visit the Sexual Health Clinic webpage.

25Jun 2021

COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 257,961 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 740 cases since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting an additional three deaths, bringing the total to 4,483. The community’s COVID-19 7-day test positivity rate is also on the rise, and these factors serve as a reminder for the public that the pandemic is not over. It is important to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others, including getting fully vaccinated and getting tested.

2Jul 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,005,236 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 2. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,150,695; the number of vaccinations completed is 946,421.

7Jul 2021

School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue

The Southern Nevada Health District will begin additional school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics at several schools throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The clinics are available to Southern Nevadans age 12 and older and the Health District encourages people to bring their eligible family members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for appointments is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins may be accepted depending on clinic capacity.

8Jul 2021

Back-To-School shots available at Health District clinics

The Southern Nevada Health District urges parents and guardians to bring their kindergartners and 7th graders for their mandatory school vaccines before the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 9. The Health District’s immunization clinic is giving away free backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the first 500 kids at our clinics starting Monday, July 12. All Health District immunization clinic services are available by appointment only at this time. Appointments can be made by calling (702) 759-0850.

9Jul 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 771 new COVID-19 cases today, 51 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The increase in cases serves as a reminder that the pandemic is not over. The Health District encourages everyone age 12 and older to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing and seek testing if they have symptoms. Unvaccinated people who have attended large events or gatherings are at a higher risk of infection.

16Jul 2021

Southern Nevada Health District Statement

As COVID-19 case counts and the positivity rate continues to increase in our community, the Southern Nevada Health District is now recommending both unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.

23Jul 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,107,647 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 22. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,219,043; the number of vaccinations completed is 986,609. Approximately 65 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 53 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination.

27Jul 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance is aligned with the Southern Nevada Health District’s previous recommendation for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. Current Health District guidelines for schools recommend that all students and personnel wear masks during high levels of community transmission. The Health District’s recommendations were made in response to increasing case counts and the COVID-19 positivity rate in Clark County. Per State of Nevada Emergency Directive 045, Nevada’s statewide face-covering requirements are based on the recommendations issued by the CDC.

30Jul 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,148,571 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 30. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,247,173; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,001,160. Approximately 66.9 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 54.5 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination. Additional vaccination information is available at: http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/

6Aug 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,193,163 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of August 6. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,277,278; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,017,612. Approximately 68.28 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 55.26 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination. Additional vaccination information is available at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/

13Aug 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,234,626 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of August 13. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,302,557; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,035,172. Approximately 69.45 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 56.06 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

17Aug 2021

Fentanyl deaths increase in Clark County

During a 24-hour period on August 12, 2021, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported five suspected fentanyl-related overdose deaths occurred in Clark County, and the Southern Nevada Health District is alerting the public about the ongoing risk in the community. Between January and May, there were 92 deaths among Clark County residents, a 39 percent increase over the same period in 2020 with 66 deaths. In 2020, there were a total of 193 fentanyl deaths; 72 deaths were reported in 2019.

20Aug 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

More than 70 percent of people 18 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,270,648 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of August 19. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,321,114; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,053,447. Approximately 70.32 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. More than 65 percent of people eligible (people ages 12 and over) have also received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

25Aug 2021

Southern Nevada Health District Statement on Ivermectin

Unfortunately, people are turning to untested, unauthorized, and in many cases unsafe treatments for COVID-19. Recently, there has been increased interest in a drug called ivermectin. Ivermectin is a drug used in the United States to treat or prevent parasites in animals and for specific uses in humans. The doses and forms for humans and animals are different. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been receiving reports of patients who have been hospitalized after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses.

26Aug 2021

Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance hosts its fifth International Overdose Awareness Day event, Aug. 31

The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) is hosting its fifth International Overdose Awareness Day event between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 31 at Chuck Minker Sports Complex 275 N. Mojave Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89101. The event provides an opportunity for participants to acknowledge the loss of friends and loved ones to fatal drug overdoses and will include a panel discussion with community members discussing their overdose-related experiences. A naloxone (Narcan®) training will be offered, and attendees will have the opportunity to pick up overdose prevention kits.

27Aug 2021

Southern Nevada Health District Mesquite public health center relocates

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Mesquite Public Health Center has moved to a new location. Services will reopen at the Jimmie Hughes Campus, 150 N. Yucca St., Mesquite, NV 89027. The public health center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m. each day.

27Aug 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is making testing more accessible with locations now available at mobile sites at the following locations: The Jimmie Hughes Campus (Mesquite), Sahara West Library, Windmill Library, Enterprise Library, Sunrise Library, Whitney Library, West Las Vegas Library and Aliante Library.

30Aug 2021

Southern Nevada Health District releases Community Health Assessment

The Southern Nevada Health District worked with multiple partners and individuals to conduct an in-depth analysis of the community’s health-related needs and strengths as well as resources available to address and improve health outcomes in Clark County. The result, the 2020-2021 Community Health Assessment (CHA), is now available on the Healthy Southern Nevada website.

2Sep 2021

Mosquitoes in Clark County test positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes trapped by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Program in the 89014 ZIP code have tested positive for West Nile virus, the first this season in Clark County. The Health District is reminding people that “yes” there are mosquitoes in Southern Nevada, and to protect themselves from mosquito bites when they are outdoors.

3Sep 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly report regarding COVID-19 infections after vaccination has been expanded and now includes additional information, including trends. The report is available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough. As of September 2, the Health District has received reports of 7,634 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 544 cases out of every 100,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 112 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents eight deaths out of every 100,000 fully vaccinated people. By comparison, the case rate is 562 deaths per 100,000 unvaccinated people.

13Sep 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is now including Variants of Interest in its weekly reporting. More information about variants, including classifications and definitions is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/index.html.

13Sep 2021

Southern Nevada Health District to offer flu vaccine beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14

Beginning Tuesday, September 14, the Southern Nevada Health District will offer flu vaccine at its public health centers. Walk-in clients are accepted at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. immunization clinic, but appointments are required at its other public health centers. To make an appointment, call (702) 759-0850. Flu vaccines can be administered at the same time as COVID-19 vaccines or other immunizations.

14Sep 2021

Pop-up produce market offers fresh fruit and veggies for about a buck

One dollar for a pound of fresh fruit or a bundle of veggies? That’s about how much people will pay at the Veggie Buck Truck at the pop-up produce market at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC). This pilot program is being offered by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Three Square Food Bank and Vegas Root’s Veggie Buck Truck to increase access to low-cost fresh fruits and vegetables.

17Sep 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a meeting to discuss the issue of administering additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the general public, and specifically, recommendations related to administering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA advisory committee did vote not to recommend boosters for everyone 16 and older; however, it did recommend a booster for individuals age 65 and older or those who are at a high risk of severe COVID-19 illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will make final recommendations for the use of the vaccine. The Southern Nevada Health District would then begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with CDC guidance.

24Sep 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance recommending booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people who are at higher risk for COVID-19. At this time, booster doses are only available to people who received the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC is recommending the following groups receive booster doses at least six months after they have completed their two-dose series of the Pfizer vaccine:

27Sep 2021

Clark County reaches vaccine milestone

More than 70 percent of people 12 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. This milestone means more Southern Nevadans have taken steps to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

1Oct 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to provide Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals. The Health District is following the Nevada State Immunization Program’s Vaccine Playbook regarding occupations where individuals may receive a booster dose due to their potential risk of exposure and transmission. The information is posted on our website: www.snhd.info/covid-booster

6Oct 2021

Henderson CSN vaccine and testing site clinic temporarily relocated

The Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinic site located at the College of Southern Nevada Henderson campus located at 700 College Dr., Henderson, NV 89002 will be temporarily relocated to the Student Union on Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8. Services will resume at its current location in expanded modular units off Heather Dr. near Building C and the Student Union on Tuesday, October 12.

11Oct 2021

Southern Nevada Health District East Las Vegas public health center relocates

The Southern Nevada Health District’s East Las Vegas Public Health Center will close at its current location on Wednesday, Nov. 10 and reopen Thursday, Nov. 18 at 2950 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas NV 89101. This location will serve clients through Spring 2022 when the public health center moves into its permanent facility at 2830 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89104.

13Oct 2021

CANCELLED: The Southern Nevada Health District and the Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Coalition to host testing event to commemorate Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

To commemorate National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), the Southern Nevada Health District and the Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Coalition will offer rapid HIV testing, information about pre- and post-HIV exposure treatment options (PreP/PEP), as well as substance use treatment and resources from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, October 15 at Chicanos por la Causa, 555 N. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

15Oct 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of October 15, there have been 326,538 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day average of new positive cases as of October 11 is 312.9. A total of 5,835 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

18Oct 2021

Health District offering Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available at Southern Nevada Health District and community vaccination clinics for people who are eligible. Booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine have not been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are not currently being administered at vaccination clinics. The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are both expected to meet later this week. The FDA is meeting to decide authorization of boosters and the CDC will make final recommendations for administering the vaccines. The Health District will begin administering the vaccine in accordance with CDC recommendations once all steps at the federal, state and local levels have been completed.

22Oct 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of October 22, there have been 329,006 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day average of new positive cases as of October 18 is 266.0. A total of 5,900 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

26Oct 2021

Public health priorities identified for Southern Nevada

What are the most pressing public health issues facing Clark County? That’s the question nearly 100 community members asked at a recent Community Health Assessment Prioritization meeting. The meeting was a continuation of Southern Nevada Health District and partner efforts to identify strategic priorities for the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), a guide for public health activities and interventions through the next three years.

26Oct 2021