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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.
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.
Upcoming summit will address the impact of racism and discrimination, housing, education, income and more on substance misuse and overdose
The 2021 Southern Nevada Substance Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit – A Blueprint for Action: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health – is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for the virtual summit is open to participants at https://whova.com/portal/registration/snsma_202108
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Urged to Get Vaccinated, Follow Health Guidance During July 4th Holiday Celebrations to Limit COVID-19 Spread
With the approach of the July 4th holiday and COVID-19 cases on the rise in Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District and local officials are reminding residents to take precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated.
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.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 807 new cases of COVID-19 today as the positivity rate continues to slowly increase in Clark County. The increase in new case reports is not unexpected as more people are getting tested, and more lab reports are received by the Health District. However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is holding no-cost flu vaccine clinics at area high schools beginning Wednesday, October 14. Vaccine will be available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older. The clinics will offer 200 doses on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.
LAS VEGAS – As the community starts to prepare for Halloween, the Southern Nevada Health District is issuing tips to help plan for a safer and healthier holiday season. Celebrations with members of the same household or holding virtual parties pose the lowest risk for spreading viruses. People who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or who live with someone who is at increased risk, should avoid in-person gatherings and consider participating in lower risk events with people who live in the same household.
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 68,162 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 663 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of delayed reporting from laboratories. The Health District provides comprehensive COVID-19 data on its website, including a Trends Report with a graph and table that distributes cases by symptom onset.
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District and the City of Henderson are teaming up to host an appointment-based, no-cost, drive-up flu vaccine clinic at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino parking garage. Registration is available at www.bit.ly/oct6flu. Drive-up and walk-up clients without appointments will be accommodated if vaccine supplies allow. The drive-up clinic will offer 400 doses of vaccine for adults.
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.
Updated on: August 31, 2021