/2020

Local Nevada Public Health Authorities encourage businesses to implement tobacco-free polices

Our communities took unprecedented steps to meet the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada. Lives were saved, and illnesses prevented through the individual and collective actions of the people who live, work, and choose to visit our great state. As we continue on the road to recovery, the Carson City Health and Human Services, Southern Nevada Health District and Washoe County Health District encourage all businesses to protect the health of their customers, staff, and community through voluntary tobacco-free policies. Evidence is showing that smokers are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing complications from the virus.

2020-07-10T12:57:33-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District reports two additional confirmed case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children associated with COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting two additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Clark County. Both patients tested positive for COVID-19 and required hospitalization but have been discharged and are recovering. The Health District reported the first confirmed case of MIS-C associated with COVID-19 in a child on June 12.

2020-07-01T09:39:01-07:00

Esfuerzos para Difundir el Aumento en los Casos de COVID-19 en la Comunidad Hispana

Con el aumento tan rápido en el número de casos del COVID-19 que ocurre en la comunidad hispana del Condado Clark, líderes del condado, expertos en la salud y socios comunitarios lanzaron fuerte campaña para aumentar el conocimiento entre los hispanos de todas las edades sobre la importancia del usar máscaras en lugares públicos, de ir a los sitios donde se hacen las pruebas gratuitas y de buscar recursos para protegerse a sí mismos y a sus familias del virus.

2020-07-01T09:20:06-07:00

Outreach Effort Launched to Address COVID-19 Case Surge in Hispanic Community

With a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Clark County occurring in the Hispanic community, County leaders, health experts and partners announced a sweeping new outreach effort to boost understanding among Hispanic residents of all ages about the need to wear face coverings in public places, visit free testing sites, and find resources to help protect themselves and their families from the virus.

2020-06-30T16:02:57-07:00

A Message from Fermin Leguen, MD, MPH, Acting Chief Health Officer

The Southern Nevada Health District recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public, even more importantly in environments where social distancing is not always possible. As businesses are reopening, the Health District has issued guidance and recommendations that employees should wear non-hospital grade, cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone working is encouraged to wear a cloth face covering to protect customers when maintaining 6 feet of separation isn’t possible.

2020-06-15T11:36:19-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District implements automated COVID-19 notification system

LAS VEGAS – As Clark County’s COVID-19 case count began to climb, the Southern Nevada Health District expanded its staff of four disease investigators to more than 60 in six weeks. Today, as staff continues to work on case and contact notifications for the more than 5,400 reported cases in Clark County, the agency has implemented an automated system to expedite its efforts to notify people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

2020-05-18T11:04:15-07:00

May 15, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Daily Aggregate Reports have been revised to include rates. Today’s report also includes a revised estimate of recovered patients. The revised number is based on more accurate estimates of current hospitalizations after discovering the reporting system was inflating completed discharge dates in some instances.

2020-05-15T15:47:16-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update Expanded data available

The Southern Nevada Health District’s daily COVID-19 summaries have expanded to include available basic demographic and medical history data. Additionally, the Health District is posting case count information for ZIP codes with reported cases and in keeping with suppression guidelines. The case summaries and additional information are available on the Health District’s website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases.

2020-05-15T15:49:22-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

April 17, 2020 - The Southern Nevada Health District’s daily COVID-19 summaries have expanded to include available basic demographic and medical history data. Additionally, the Health District is posting case count information for ZIP codes with reported cases and in keeping with suppression guidelines. The case summaries and additional information are available on the Health District’s website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases.

2020-04-17T09:12:09-07:00

Media Update: April 6, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

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.

2020-04-06T13:50:36-07:00

Emergency Board Meeting

The Southern Nevada District Board of Health is holding an emergency meeting on March 31, 2020, at 9 a.m. The agenda item for consideration is Petition #42-20 Approval of Agreement of COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd.

2020-03-30T16:34:04-07:00

March 29, 2020 — COVID-19 Case Updates

Case updates will now be posted each morning on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website. For the latest case information, please go towww.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases. Updates will be posted seven days a week.

2020-03-30T09:00:37-07:00

March 27, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Health District’s Information Line is now available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at (702) 759-INFO (4636). There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications are approved to treat it. Social distancing has been shown to be effective in slowing the spread of disease. People should be staying home and following the directives put in place by Governor Steve Sisolak to limit public gatherings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

2020-03-27T09:01:50-07:00

Client accessing homeless services tests positive for COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District received a report of a positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in an individual who accessed services at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and the Homeless Courtyard operated by the City of Las Vegas. The client is a male who reported accessing services at these facilities while he was symptomatic. The individual is currently asymptomatic and no longer considered a risk of exposure to others.

2020-03-26T08:15:52-07:00

March 24, 2020 — COVID-19 Afternoon Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting two more individuals with 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died in Clark County. The individuals include a man in his 70s with underlying medical conditions and a woman in her 50s with underlying conditions.

2020-03-26T08:16:26-07:00

March 23, 2020 — COVID-19 Afternoon Update

Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all Health District immunization services will be provided at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center located at 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. D-1. Clients should arrive by 4 p.m. to receive services. Additional information about services is available on the Health District website at www.SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict.org.

2020-03-26T08:16:32-07:00

March 23, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is announcing two more patients with 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died in Clark County. The individuals include a woman in her 70s who had underlying medical conditions and a man in his 60s with underlying medical conditions. Currently, there have been four reported deaths from COVID-19 in Clark County.

2020-03-26T08:16:39-07:00

March 18, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to offer clinical services to the community. Steps are being taken to ensure clients, patients, and staff are protected during service delivery. Additional services are suspended or available online.

2020-03-26T08:22:54-07:00

March 17, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to offer clinical services to the community. Steps are being taken to ensure clients, patients, and staff are protected during service delivery. Additional services are suspended or available online.

2020-03-26T08:23:00-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces eight new positive cases of COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting nine new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 14 cases in Clark County. All investigations are ongoing, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Based on current information, close contacts of these individuals are being identified or have been notified and are following self-quarantine procedures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a close contact as someone who was within approximately 6 feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can occur while caring for or living with someone. Health care workers who care for patients are also at higher risk.

2020-03-13T15:06:26-07:00

Statement from Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer at Southern Nevada Health District

The Southern Nevada Health District today announced three new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases. We’d like to reiterate and emphasize several points of information we feel are critical for the public: The risk of contracting COVID-19 in Southern Nevada remains low for the general public. There are four reported presumptive positive cases in our community, in addition to one confirmed by the CDC, in a population of roughly 2.2 million residents. There is presently no greater risk of contracting COVID-19 in Las Vegas or at The Mirage than there is at any other travel destination in the United States. Close contact is defined as being within six feet of someone who is symptomatic for a prolonged period of time. We are in the process of notifying anyone deemed to have been in close contact with any presumptive positive patients.

2020-03-13T14:34:35-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces three new positive cases of COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting three new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to five cases in Clark County. All investigations are ongoing and additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Based on current information, close contacts of these individuals are being identified or have been notified and are following self-quarantine procedures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a close contact as someone who was within approximately 6 feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can occur while caring for or living with someone. Health care workers who care for patients are also at higher risk.

2020-03-18T09:21:51-07:00

MEDIA STATEMENT: Second Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in a Clark County Resident

The Southern Nevada Health District received a report of a second presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a Clark County resident on March 8. The patient is a woman in her 70s who is currently hospitalized and in isolation. Two adults have been identified as close contacts of this individual and are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The patient is reporting in-state travel prior to developing symptoms. The Health District is working with its health care partners on this ongoing investigation. The first individual, a male in his 50s, who was reported as a presumptive positive by the Health Distri

2020-03-09T14:34:27-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces positive case of COVID-19 in a Clark County resident

The Southern Nevada Health District is announcing the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a Clark County resident. Test results are considered “presumptive positive” until the result is confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient is a male in his 50s who is hospitalized and currently in airborne isolation.

2020-03-09T14:32:13-07:00

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and the Southern Nevada Health District will provide free blood pressure screenings at its 280 S. Decatur Blvd. location on Friday, February 7, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Health District is also reminding Nevadans to take steps to protect their heart health by discussing their risks, such as high blood pressure, with their health care providers and learn how to reduce those risk factors.

2020-02-03T09:08:30-08:00

Clark County patient tests negative for novel coronavirus

The Southern Nevada Health District received notice today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a Clark County resident has tested negative for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). While waiting for the test results the patient’s symptoms had resolved and had remained isolated in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. The adult patient arrived into the United States from Wuhan, China on January 14 and sought medical care on January 28.

2020-02-03T17:08:03-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces one patient under investigation for novel coronavirus

The Southern Nevada Health District announced today that it received a report of a potential case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Clark County resident. The patient is currently in isolation at a local hospital. The patient will be monitored and under medical supervision while testing is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Clark County.

2020-02-03T17:02:27-08:00