New Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Sites to Open at Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 9, 2022
LAS VEGAS — In response to a local surge in testing demand, the Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County will open two drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in the parking garages at Texas Station and Fiesta Henderson hotel and casinos with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These sites are operated by eTrueNorth, a DHHS contractor. The sites will be available for 21 days. The sites are available by appointment and people can register on the eTrueNorth website: www.INeedaCOVID19Test.com. Additional testing information can be found on the Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 testing site page at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. People can register for their appointment three days prior to their preferred date.
Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District and the State of Nevada requested the additional testing resources to help meet the community’s testing needs with support from the City of North Las Vegas and the City of Henderson. To accommodate heavy demand for testing, the sites will operate as appointment-only sites offering approximately 4,000 tests each day.
The Texas Station operation will open to the public at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, on the first floor of the resort’s parking garage on the south side of the property at 2101 Texas Star Lane, off Rancho Drive and Coran Lane. The site will operate five days a week, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The drive-thru operation at the Fiesta Henderson resort will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, at 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. The site will operate five days a week, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday through Wednesday.
“These new sites will provide more accessibility for Southern Nevadans who are looking for testing in Clark County. Testing remains an important tool to ensure people have the ability to take the steps they need protect themselves, their families and our community,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District.
“As COVID-19 cases surge here and elsewhere around the world, Clark County and partnering jurisdictions and agencies are working together to combine resources to meet the needs of our community,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson, whose commission district includes the city of Henderson. “We are grateful to Station Casinos and our local, state and federal partners for helping us mobilize to offer more testing resources in the community. We also ask all members of our community to do your part to limit the spread of the virus by wearing masks indoors in public places, washing hands regularly and staying home if you become sick or test positive for COVID-19.”
Appointment registration and lab processing will be managed by eTrueNorth. Individuals will be provided with information to receive their test results, which should be available in less than 48 hours. Results will be available through the eTrueNorth site at: www.INeedaCOVID19Test.com. People who have difficulty accessing their results can call 1-800-635-8611.
To access their results, registrants will need to set up a username and password on the website. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, they must stay home and self-isolate for five days after their test was collected or the first day they had symptoms. If they do not have symptoms at that time (five days) or symptoms are resolving, they can leave isolation but they must continue to wear a mask around other people for five more days.
The demand for testing in the community is high at this time, and people may experience longer wait times at existing sites or be directed to other locations if daily capacities are reached. In addition to the Health District’s website, an online test site finder tool listing pharmacies and other sites offering testing is available on the Nevada Response website athttps://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/. Appointments are recommended a most sites. While walk-in appointments may be accepted, they are based on availability and might not be available at all sites. People seeking testing are encouraged to check websites frequently for appointment availability.
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.