Media Advisory: Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, UNLV to conduct Mega-POD full-scale emergency response exercise
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 28, 2019
|What:||The Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are planning a full-scale emergency response exercise called The Mega-POD to test plans that include dispensing medication to Southern Nevadans in a public health emergency. The exercise will include approximately 200 staff members from Clark County who will play multiple roles during the exercise.|
|When:||Sunday, June 2, 2019|
Media Availability: 11 a.m. – Noon
Training and exercise setup: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
|Where:||Thomas & Mack Center|
Located at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Swenson Street
Las Vegas, NV 89154. Use the main entrance via Swenson Street.
|Why:||Certain public health emergencies may require the Health District to provide medications or immunizations to the public. The Health District works with jurisdictional partners such as Clark County and UNLV to be able to set up Points of Dispensing (PODs) in large facilities as part of its response. The exercise is designed to test the Health District’s ability to dispense medication to the community in a large-scale public health emergency as well as to test the logistics of the Thomas & Mack Center as a large-scale POD location.|
|Who:||The Health District, Clark County, and UNLV will have staff members available to answer questions about the exercise.|
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.