Stan Fulton COVID-19 Testing site closing, Thursday at noon
Testing sites remain open at Health District and many community site locations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 24, 2021
The Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 testing site located at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building will close on Thursday, May 27 at noon. Testing is an important part of the community strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, and testing options are available throughout the community, including at the Health District’s main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107 and the Texas Station through June 21. More information and registration are available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. Additional testing locations can also be found on the Nevada Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/.
People should get tested if they have symptoms of COVID-19, including people who have been fully vaccinated. People who are not fully vaccinated and who do not have symptoms should get tested if they have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 or have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk of COVID-19 such as attending large gatherings or crowded indoor settings. More information and testing recommendations are available at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/diagnostic-testing.html.
“The recent progress we have made to stop the transmission of COVID-19 in our community is very encouraging,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “As we continue to see cases decrease it is critical we identify new cases through testing so people who test positive can quickly isolate and their close contacts notified.”
Today, the Health District is reporting 250,169 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 86 since yesterday, and 4,383 deaths. No additional deaths were reported today. The case counts reported are only one measure of how the community is doing. The COVID-19 positivity test rate is declining, and the Health District will be closely monitoring these trends as the community prepares to go back to pre-pandemic occupancy guidelines.
More information about COVID-19, including Health District resources, reports, and testing and vaccine clinic information is available at www.snhd.info/covid. The Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.
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.