April 6, 2020 – COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 6, 2020
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Immunization and Family Planning Clinics currently operating at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center at 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89110, will temporarily close tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7. Services will resume on Monday, April 20, 2020. The Health District continues to offer clinical services in its Sexual Health Clinic and primary care services, including telehealth services, through the Southern Nevada Community Health Center located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107. For more information about available health services, go to the Health District website at www.SNHD.info and the Community Health Center website at www.snchc.org.
The Southern Nevada Health District recommends that members of the public follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the use of cloth face coverings in public settings (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html).
Recent studies suggest that many individuals with coronavirus infection can transmit the virus before they develop symptoms. Other individuals may not develop symptoms at all but may still be able to transmit the virus. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. The Health District recommends that members of the public wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).
Maintaining social distancing (staying at least 6-feet away from other people) remains the most important method of slowing the spread of the virus. Cloth face coverings made from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. The cloth face coverings mentioned in these recommendations are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. These are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders.
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.