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The Southern Nevada Health District’s Food Handler Safety Training Card program will resume operations for first-time clients on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Services will be available by appointment only. First-time food handler safety training card applicants can make an appointment by calling (702) 759-0595. New card applicants will have until Dec. 31, 2020, to obtain their card. Food facilities will not receive demerits if a first-time applicant is working without a card at this time.
Additional community-based COVID-19 testing sites are scheduled to open in the city of Las Vegas beginning Thursday Sept. 24. The hours for these new locations will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the first site at Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave., open Sept. 24-25. The testing will be at the school’s auxiliary gymnasium off Sirius Avenue. In addition, a site at Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, is scheduled to be open Oct. 8-9, and a site at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, is scheduled for Oct. 15-16
Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District have been working closely with their partners at the State of Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to respond to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Together, we have secured additional disease investigation and contact tracing resources that have allowed for the collection of expanded data. As more and better data is collected, we are committed to working with our partners to share this information with our partners and the public.
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District reported 63,301 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 224 cases since yesterday. The Health District is adding a series of new weekly city reports that will be posted each Thursday to its website. The reports will provide more specific data for the jurisdictions of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite, and North Las Vegas. Reports for smaller jurisdictions are not provided based on lower cases counts or population size.
The Southern Nevada Health District will begin to offer flu vaccine at its public health centers on Monday, September 14. All immunizations are available by appointment only as we continue to practice social distancing, and everyone must wear a mask when accessing services. Appointments can be made by calling the Immunization Clinic, (702) 759-0850. For more information, visit the Health District’s website: www.snhd.info/flu.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of eight cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Clark County. All eight cases are reported in children under the age of 14, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19. All eight were hospitalized and have been discharged.
The Southern Nevada Health District is asking everyone to celebrate this Labor Day weekend by keeping their family and friends safe and healthy. It is important to continue to practice social distancing, wear face masks in public and when around people who are not members of the same household, and to get tested.
Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance hosts its annual International Overdose Awareness Day event, Aug. 31
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) is hosting its fourth International Overdose Awareness Day event between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 31. Registration for this year’s virtual event is available at http://nvoverdoseday.com/. The event is an opportunity to acknowledge the loss of friends and loved ones to fatal drug overdoses and will include a panel discussion with community members to discuss their overdose-related experiences. An online naloxone (Narcan®) training will be offered and participants will have the opportunity to pick up overdose prevention kits at various locations in the community. For additional information about SNHRA or the Overdose Awareness Day event, visit: www.facebook.com/SoNVHarmReductionAlliance/.
Today, as the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting more than 1006 people in our community have lost their lives due to COVID-19, we want to express our deepest sympathies to their families and friends.
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 51,457 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 888 since yesterday. It is important to note that the case counts posted each day are a reflection of the volume of tests conducted and electronic laboratory results received by the Health District from reporting facilities. The 7-day moving average of people with positive COVID-19 viral test results continues to decline and is at 13 percent.
Updated on: July 20, 2020