Statement from Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 18, 2020
LAS VEGAS – Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District have been working closely with their partners at the State of Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to respond to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Together, we have secured additional disease investigation and contact tracing resources that have allowed for the collection of expanded data. As more and better data is collected, we are committed to working with our partners to share this information with our partners and the public.
It is important to emphasize that the information provided in the report released by the state does not identify locations where cases were determined to be exposed or clusters of COVID-19 in the community. It should also be noted that places with a higher amount of foot traffic or more employees may be reported as possible exposure locations more often.
Our agencies will continue to work together to provide the public information that will help them make decisions to keep themselves, their families, and our community healthy.
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.