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/Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 19, 2021

  • As of May 19, 2021, there have been 970,068 COVID-19 doses initiated, 758,057 doses completed, and a total of 1,660,681 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County.
  • Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is also reporting 249,295 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 284 since yesterday, and 4,370 deaths, an increase of four from yesterday.
  • The case counts reported are only one measure of how the community is doing. The COVID-19 positivity test rate is declining, and these trends will be monitored as the community prepares to return to pre-pandemic occupancy guidelines on June 1.
  • It is important for people to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others to maintain the progress that has been made and ensure the community remains safe and healthy.
  • This means that people who have not been vaccinated should follow CDC guidelines and wear face masks and practice social distancing – or even better – get vaccinated.
  • More information about the CDC’s current guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated, is available at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.
  • COVD-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free, and key to stopping COVID-19 in our community.
  • Vaccine eligibility has been expanded to people 12 years of age and older. Pfizer is currently the only vaccine authorized for adolescents ages 12 to 17.
  • The expanded availability of the vaccine for younger children is welcome news. Children are just as susceptible to getting the virus that causes COVID-19 as adults. Younger people may not be as likely to get severely ill, but it is still a risk, and they can spread the virus to others who may be more at risk for complications from the illness. The more people that are vaccinated in our community, the better-protected everyone will be.
  • Children under the age of 18 must also have written consent from a parent or guardian at the time of services. The Health District’s policy is available on its website. www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/about-us/general-information/policies-regulations/.
  • The Health District’s two largest vaccination sites at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Texas Station will close in June. The Las Vegas Convention Center’s last day of operation will be June 19, and the Texas Station site’s last day will be June 21.
  • Vaccine operations will shift to community locations, including school-based sites. More information will be released with the sites are finalized.
  • This week, pop-up clinic locations include:
  • Health District and partner clinic information can be accessed at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional COVID-19 vaccine clinic information can be found online at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org. The site also features live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible.
  • The Health District will continue to conduct surveillance activities, contact tracing and reporting on COVID-19 in our community. Taking actions to ensure people can live, work, and play in the healthiest environment possible remains a top priority for the Health District.
  • The Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Dashboard is updated seven days a week.
  • Updated information, reports, and resources are available on the Health District’s COVID website at www.SNHD.info/covid.

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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.

2021-05-24T15:04:24-07:00