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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 237,737 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 700 since yesterday. After review, 471 of the newly reported cases are attributed to delayed electronic laboratory reports dated prior to February 3, 2021. The Health District is reporting 4,178 deaths, an increase of 9 since yesterday.

2021-04-10T11:03:27-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Beginning Tuesday, April 13, extended-hour COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at the Las Vegas Convention Center site. The Convention Center site has additional capacity and will allow for more extended-hour appointments to be offered. Five hundred appointments will be available between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the site, Tuesday through Friday. This week, 300 extended-hour appointments were offered at the Southern Nevada Health District’s Decatur location, Wednesday through Friday.

2021-04-09T16:04:34-07:00

El Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada proporciona la guía actualizada sobre la elegibilidad de las vacunas

LAS VEGAS – En el condado de Clark, los grupos ocupacionales actualmente elegibles para recibir la vacuna COVID-19 incluyen atención médica, seguridad pública, apoyo comunitario de primera línea, cadena de suministro, logística de primera línea,  trabajadores de servicios de alimentos y hotelería. Además de las personas que están empleadas actualmente, las personas de estos grupos que fueron despedidos y están reingresando a la fuerza laboral o buscando empleo son elegibles para vacunarse. Las personas deben confirmar su elegibilidad de su actual o anterior trabajo.

2021-03-12T16:50:17-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District provides updated guidance on vaccine eligibility

LAS VEGAS – In Clark County, occupational groups currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine include health care, public safety and security, frontline community support, frontline supply chain and logistics, and food service and hospitality workers. In addition to individuals who are currently employed, people in these groups who were furloughed or laid off and are re-entering the workforce or seeking employment are eligible to be vaccinated. People should bring documentation of their current or previous employment.

2021-03-12T15:26:43-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 230,758 cases of COVID-19 today, and increase of 802 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of receiving delayed electronic laboratory reports. Approximately 460 new cases were identified from these records.

2021-03-12T11:47:42-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District encourages people who are eligible to get vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Southern Nevada now includes all transportation workers including air transportation staff, bus and public transit staff, Lyft, taxi, and Uber drivers, as well as grocery store workers, and all retail workers as part of the expansion to the frontline community support and frontline supply chain and logistics groups. The Southern Nevada Health District is urging people that are eligible, which includes everyone in these groups that is 18 years of age and older (Moderna vaccine) or 16 years of age and older (Pfizer vaccine), to register for an appointment to get the vaccine.

2021-03-10T14:19:16-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District encouraging people to get vaccinated

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging all people who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Currently, the Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center clinics have same day appointments available for both first and second doses of the vaccine. People can register for an appointment at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.

2021-03-05T11:04:14-08:00

Convention Center site begins offering appointments for first doses of vaccine

LAS VEGAS – Access to first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has been expanded in Southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Health District announced today that the Las Vegas Convention Center site is now offering first doses of the vaccine to people eligible to receive it. The site was previously offering second doses only. Additional first dose appointments have also been opened at Cashman Center through Saturday.

2021-02-26T10:53:43-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Update

LAS VEGAS – Based on clinic capacity, the Southern Nevada Health District is making additional first dose appointments available at Cashman Center today, Thursday, February 25 and tomorrow, Friday, February 26, for those currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Appointments can be scheduled on the Health District website at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/. Eligible groups include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security and frontline community support groups.

2021-02-25T11:44:21-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of February 23, 2021, there have been 370,269 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (266,684 first doses and 103,585 second doses.) The vaccine is being distributed in phases, according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health District’s distribution plan mirrors the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook and is based on risk and level of exposure.

2021-02-25T07:10:45-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District received its delayed shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this morning. Based on its current inventory of both first and second doses of the vaccine, the Health District will be opening up limited first dose appointments at Cashman Center for those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. The Cashman Center site will be open this week on Wednesday, February 24 through Saturday, February 27. Those currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in public safety and security and frontline community support groups.

2021-02-22T16:48:41-08:00

COVID-19 Update

Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School have reached clinic capacity for first dose Pfizer vaccine for walk-in patients today, Friday, February 19 and no additional doses are available for people without appointments.

2021-02-19T12:37:58-08:00

COVID-19 first Pfizer dose walk-ins available at Cashman, Desert Pines for people age 65-plus

LAS VEGAS - People 65 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Clark County, and the Southern Nevada Health District has added walk-in opportunities at Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School COVID-19 vaccine clinics for people in this group to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis, as well as clinic capacity.

2021-02-18T13:43:39-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Severe weather in other parts of the country has caused delays in shipments of the Southern Nevada Health District’s allocation of Moderna vaccine. As a result, the Health District will be rescheduling second dose appointments for those who were scheduled to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine by one week. People who were scheduled to receive their second dose of Moderna on Thursday, February 18, Friday, February, 19, and Saturday, February 20, are being contacted to reschedule their appointments.

2021-02-18T08:19:32-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Desert Pines High School Clinic offering first dose Pfizer vaccinations by appointment only, second dose vaccinations available to walk-ins as clinic capacity allows/Cashman Center offering additional appointments for walk-ins on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 as clinic capacity allows.

2021-02-16T15:19:10-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 helpline capacity expanded

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has expanded its COVID-19 helpline capacity. The helpline is now available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a new phone line provides more access for people seeking assistance with appointments and information. In addition to (702) 759-1900, people can now call (702) 455-0696 for support to make or cancel appointments, or with questions.

2021-02-13T10:15:59-08:00

COVID-19 Second Dose Clinic Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is continuing to serve walk-in patients who are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Las Vegas Convention Center Second Dose Clinic. Walk-in appointments are available 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or based on clinic capacity. Those eligible to receive their second dose at this site include patients who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 28 days prior as well as those who received their first dose of Pfizer at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 21 days prior. The Health District began administering the first doses of Pfizer on January 21. A list of community partners is available at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/second-dose/.

2021-02-09T12:12:22-08:00

COVID-19 Update

As of February 2, 2021, there have been 174,665 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. To date, the Health District has received 116,865 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County. For the sites of current Health District and partner PODS (points of distribution), visit our website at www.snhd.info/covid. Appointments are available three days in advance, depending on vaccine availability. People who work at a large organization should also check with their organization for their vaccination plans.

2021-02-03T14:44:32-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Consortium, TIM Clinic to provide free Collect2Protect at-home HIV test kits, Feb. 5

The Southern Nevada Health District and its partners, the Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Consortium and the Therapeutic Integrated Medical Care (TIM) Clinic will provide free at-home HIV test kits in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Free kits, part of the Health District’s Collect2Protect program, will be distributed from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at Nucleus Plaza, 916 W. Owens Ave., Ste D, Las Vegas, NV 89106. For more information, call (702) 617-6313. Face masks are required and social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation efforts will be practiced.

2021-02-03T09:20:26-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Las Vegas Convention Center today

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District’s second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The site is operated in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Clark County, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, FEMA, and other local response partners.

2021-02-02T12:11:15-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District officials announced that next week’s schedule of operations at the Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site in downtown Las Vegas will be Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 7. The site, located in Exhibit Hall B of Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., is operating 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday this week. Appointment-only, first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered based on available supplies to people age 70 and older, and other individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine in the health care workforce, public safety and security, and frontline community support groups. Appointments can be booked online via the vaccine distribution page of the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info/covid.  COVID-19 vaccine clinics operated by Clark County and the Health District offer the vaccine on an appointment-only basis to ensure everyone who comes to a clinic receives the vaccine.

2021-01-27T17:04:39-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announce site of COVID-19 second dose clinic site

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention Center will be the site of the Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 second dose clinic site, the agency and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today. The appointment-only clinic will open on Tuesday, February 2, for people who received their first dose at a Health District clinic and are eligible to receive their second dose.

2021-01-26T17:11:14-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District begins offering appointments for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS – Starting this week, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin contacting people who are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and were vaccinated at a Health District clinic to begin scheduling appointments. Second dose allocations are received based on the amount of first doses administered, and appointments will only be available for residents who received their vaccinations from a Health District clinic.

2021-01-25T17:13:34-08:00

New COVID-19 strain B.1.1.7 detected in Clark County

The first known case of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain in Nevada has been detected in a sample that was initially tested in the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL). The specimen was collected during routine community collection activities and tested by the SNPHL to determine if it was positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. During testing, it was discovered the specimen was showing characteristics of the variant. It was then sent the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory for sequencing and confirmation.

2021-01-25T15:58:52-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District launches Linkage to Action (L2A) mobile outreach unit

LAS VEGAS - The Southern Nevada Health District today launched its Linkage to Action (L2A) mobile outreach unit. L2A is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Overdose Data to Action* program to prevent drug overdoses through education, surveillance, and assistance with accessing services to prevent overdoses. For information about Linkage to Action, email L2A@snhd.org.

2021-01-21T14:48:43-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District, local cities, the Nevada National Guard, UNLV and other community partners are rapidly expanding efforts to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to prioritized populations of the public based on available vaccine supplies and U.S. Center for Disease Control recommendations and updated state guidelines. Health care and public safety workers continue to be prioritized at local vaccination sites. Clinic appointments are now available for people age 70 and older. Currently, a limited number of appointments are available on the Health District’s website. More dates and times are being added to the calendar to book a limited number of appointment time slots.

2021-01-21T10:25:26-08:00

COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a sobering milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 1,337 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, bringing the total in Clark County to 200,597. The Health District is also reporting 14 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 2,866.

2021-01-17T10:46:24-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 194,220 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 737 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of delayed laboratory reporting. The Health District is also reporting an additional 42 deaths, bringing the total to 2,716. This data is not impacted by delayed laboratory reports. Comprehensive COVID-19 data is available on the Health District website at covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/.

2021-01-13T11:48:36-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As January 5, 2021, there have been 21,081 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. The first vaccines were distributed on December 14, 2020. Immunization data for Clark County originates from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Data is preliminary and subject to change.

2021-01-06T15:15:19-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

As of December 28, 2020, there have been 13,467 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. The first vaccines were distributed on December 14, 2020. Immunization data for Clark County originates from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Data is preliminary and subject to change.

2020-12-30T13:43:59-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 645 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 165,318. The Health District received laboratory reports from all major laboratories; however, the number of electronic laboratory reports received today is significantly less than usual.

2020-12-28T11:45:27-08:00

Health District receives first Moderna vaccine shipment

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Southern Nevada Health District received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This first shipment includes 15,000 doses of the vaccine. Most of this shipment will be used by the Health District to administer vaccine to Tier 1 health care personnel. The Health District continues to receive vaccine in phases. To date, the Southern Nevada Health District has received 27,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in addition to 16, 478 doses of Moderna vaccine being shipped directly to Clark County hospitals this week.

2020-12-22T12:10:40-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 and Holiday Update

The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine brought some much needed holiday cheer to Southern Nevada. More shipments will be arriving, and the Southern Nevada Health District will provide regular updates on the progress of its vaccine distribution efforts. As the community continues to respond to the pandemic this holiday season, the Health District recommends celebrating only with people who share the same home. Those who will still plan events with people outside their household are strongly encouraged to take steps to lower the risk of infection at these gatherings.

2020-12-17T10:18:19-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District welcomes today’s announcement from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that the state is set to receive its first allocation of more than 146,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

2020-12-04T13:59:07-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released options to reduce quarantine for people exposed to COVID-19 from the current 14 day period to 10 days without testing or seven days if they have received a negative test result. Based on local circumstances and available local resources, the Southern Nevada Health District is implementing these quarantine options in Clark County effective immediately. The options for seven and 10 day quarantine include:

2020-12-02T16:55:09-08:00

World AIDS Day, December 1

LAS VEGAS – On the 32nd World AIDS Day, the Southern Nevada Health District is launching its Collect2Protect online HIV/STD at-home testing kit program as part of its efforts to strengthen the community’s HIV/STD services. Collect2Protect is tool to assist with this year’s theme Ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic: Resilience and Impact. For information about the program, visit the Collect2Protect webpage: www.snhd.info/c2p.

2021-01-08T09:30:24-08:00

November 24, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District will institute changes to operations in compliance with the recent directives announced Sunday by Governor Steve Sisolak. These changes will be in place for three weeks and will limit capacity at Health District public health centers. Effective Wednesday, November 25, services will be available by appointment or unavailable for a three-week period, until Wednesday, December 16.

2020-11-24T16:06:23-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – As COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates increase in Clark County, so is the demand for testing. The Southern Nevada Health District is reminding residents and employers that a negative test result is not required to be released from isolation or quarantine, nor is it valid to terminate isolation/quarantine before the required time (10 days for isolation/14 days for quarantine). The Health District does not provide return-to-work documentation.

2020-11-23T11:10:55-08:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a sobering milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 1,622 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, bringing the total in Clark County to 100,552. The Health District is also reporting seven new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 1,647.

2020-11-19T11:04:10-08:00

Mask Up. Back Up. Wash Up.

The holiday season is here, and the Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging everyone to plan safe and healthy celebrations with their families. To remind everyone of the basic preventive measures they can take, the Health District is launching its “Mask Up. Back Up. Wash Up.” campaign. The informational campaign urges Southern Nevadans to step up to bring COVID down by wearing face coverings when they do have to be in public or around people who don’t live in the same household, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet, and washing hands frequently.

2020-11-18T10:14:06-08:00

No-Cost Saturday Flu Clinic offered for Southern Nevadans

The Southern Nevada Health District has scheduled an additional no-cost flu clinic on Saturday, November 21, at Eldorado High School making it more convenient for Clark County residents to “Show Flu Who’s Boss” as they head into the holiday season. Vaccine is available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.

2020-11-17T12:24:03-08:00

The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition Encourages You to Participate in the Great American Smokeout on November 19, 2020

Reno, NV – November 17, 2020 - The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition (NTPC), comprised of collaborating public health and private partner organizations, encourages Nevadans to participate in the 44th Annual Great American Smokeout. Observed on the third Thursday of November each year, the Great American Smokeout is a challenge for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives. For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout helpingdramatically change American’s attitudes about smoking.

2020-11-17T12:01:35-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update – Large Events Planning

LAS VEGAS – The Health District has developed a set of parameters for making its recommendations for the approval of large events in Clark County that is available on its website. Today, public health indicators are trending toward surveillance capacity because the 7-day average number of new cases is 569. The Health District recommends that events with less than 1,000 attendees can move forward for possible approval by the appropriate state agency with the caveat that these events could be postponed or canceled if conditions deteriorate. Under this condition, the Health District does not recommend approval for events of more than 1,000 attendees until three consecutive days of all parameters are found to be in green, not trending toward surveillance capacity or yellow, trending toward surveillance capacity. Large gathering plans are ultimately approved by the Division of Industrial Relations, after review by the Health District and other local jurisdictions.

2020-11-12T15:47:20-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 1,032 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 86,673. The Health District is also reporting a total of 1,564 COVID-19 deaths, an increase of 17. The number of deaths reported today includes 17 deaths that were previously reported to the state but had not yet been submitted to the Health District, and therefore not included in our local COVID-19 reports. These deaths occurred between May 30, 2020, and September 19, 2020. Today’s total also reflects a decrease of five previously reported deaths that were found not to be residents of Clark County. These adjustments are being made in keeping with the recently reviewed COVID-19 surveillance death definition finalized by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services on October 19, 2020, and in partnership with the state to review and reconcile reports

2020-11-06T11:03:39-08:00

Southern Nevadans have more chances to Show Flu Who’s Boss this flu season

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has scheduled additional no-cost flu clinics at area high schools making it more convenient for Clark County residents to “Show Flu Who’s Boss” this season and get their flu vaccine. Vaccine is available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.

2020-11-03T10:56:30-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 890 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 81,684 . The Health District is also reporting seven new COVID-19 deaths. The increase in new case reports is not unexpected as we are seeing continued community transmission and people continue to get tested However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

2020-10-30T11:59:06-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 609 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total of cases in Clark County to 77,426. The Health District is also reporting six new COVID-19 deaths; however, the total number of deaths reported today remains at 1,488. Based on the new COVID-19 surveillance death definition finalized by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and current as of October 19, 2020, the Health District reviewed its previously reported data and the total number of deaths reported in Clark County was decreased by six.

2020-10-23T11:15:35-07:00

Show Flu Who’s Boss this flu season

The Southern Nevada Health District is asking residents to “Show Flu Who’s Boss” this season by getting their flu vaccine. The Health District is hosting two no-cost community flu vaccine clinics at area high schools on Wednesday, October 21 and Wednesday, November 4. Vaccine will be available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older. The clinics will offer 200 doses on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary. This season it is more important than ever for people to protect themselves, their families, and their community from flu. The Health District is encouraging flu vaccinations to help ensure medical resources are conserved, and the health care system is not overtaxed as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Upcoming Health District community clinics are scheduled for:

2020-10-20T10:18:10-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 807 new cases of COVID-19 today as the positivity rate continues to slowly increase in Clark County. The increase in new case reports is not unexpected as more people are getting tested, and more lab reports are received by the Health District. However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

2020-10-19T09:38:09-07:00

Health District hosts flu clinics at area high schools

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is holding no-cost flu vaccine clinics at area high schools beginning Wednesday, October 14. Vaccine will be available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older. The clinics will offer 200 doses on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.

2020-10-08T10:03:06-07:00

Health District issues tips for a safer and healthier Halloween

LAS VEGAS – As the community starts to prepare for Halloween, the Southern Nevada Health District is issuing tips to help plan for a safer and healthier holiday season. Celebrations with members of the same household or holding virtual parties pose the lowest risk for spreading viruses. People who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or who live with someone who is at increased risk, should avoid in-person gatherings and consider participating in lower risk events with people who live in the same household.

2020-10-05T09:55:47-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 68,162 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 663 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of delayed reporting from laboratories. The Health District provides comprehensive COVID-19 data on its website, including a Trends Report with a graph and table that distributes cases by symptom onset.

2020-10-02T11:13:53-07:00

Health District and City of Henderson team up for drive-up flu vaccine clinic

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District and the City of Henderson are teaming up to host an appointment-based, no-cost, drive-up flu vaccine clinic at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino parking garage. Registration is available at www.bit.ly/oct6flu. Drive-up and walk-up clients without appointments will be accommodated if vaccine supplies allow. The drive-up clinic will offer 400 doses of vaccine for adults.

2020-09-29T09:21:40-07:00

Food Handler Safety Training Card services will resume at Health District locations

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Food Handler Safety Training Card program will resume operations for first-time clients on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Services will be available by appointment only. First-time food handler safety training card applicants can make an appointment by calling (702) 759-0595. New card applicants will have until Dec. 31, 2020, to obtain their card. Food facilities will not receive demerits if a first-time applicant is working without a card at this time.

2020-09-24T10:01:35-07:00

Neighborhood COVID-19 Test Sites Available Beginning Sept. 24

Additional community-based COVID-19 testing sites are scheduled to open in the city of Las Vegas beginning Thursday Sept. 24. The hours for these new locations will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the first site at Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave., open Sept. 24-25. The testing will be at the school’s auxiliary gymnasium off Sirius Avenue. In addition, a site at Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, is scheduled to be open Oct. 8-9, and a site at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, is scheduled for Oct. 15-16

2020-09-21T15:30:48-07:00

Statement from Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District

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.

2020-09-19T11:07:12-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District reported 63,301 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 224 cases since yesterday. The Health District is adding a series of new weekly city reports that will be posted each Thursday to its website. The reports will provide more specific data for the jurisdictions of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite, and North Las Vegas. Reports for smaller jurisdictions are not provided based on lower cases counts or population size.

2020-09-21T15:19:22-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District: Flu shots available Monday, September 14

The Southern Nevada Health District will begin to offer flu vaccine at its public health centers on Monday, September 14. All immunizations are available by appointment only as we continue to practice social distancing, and everyone must wear a mask when accessing services. Appointments can be made by calling the Immunization Clinic, (702) 759-0850. For more information, visit the Health District’s website: www.snhd.info/flu.

2020-09-08T16:00:13-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of eight cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Clark County. All eight cases are reported in children under the age of 14, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19. All eight were hospitalized and have been discharged.

2020-09-08T11:12:30-07:00

Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance hosts its annual International Overdose Awareness Day event, Aug. 31

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) is hosting its fourth International Overdose Awareness Day event between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 31. Registration for this year’s virtual event is available at http://nvoverdoseday.com/. The event is an opportunity to acknowledge the loss of friends and loved ones to fatal drug overdoses and will include a panel discussion with community members to discuss their overdose-related experiences. An online naloxone (Narcan®) training will be offered and participants will have the opportunity to pick up overdose prevention kits at various locations in the community. For additional information about SNHRA or the Overdose Awareness Day event, visit: www.facebook.com/SoNVHarmReductionAlliance/.

2020-08-31T08:59:24-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 51,457 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 888 since yesterday. It is important to note that the case counts posted each day are a reflection of the volume of tests conducted and electronic laboratory results received by the Health District from reporting facilities. The 7-day moving average of people with positive COVID-19 viral test results continues to decline and is at 13 percent.

2020-08-14T12:00:25-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Back-to-School Immunizations The Southern Nevada Health District is urging parents and guardians to ensure their pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and 7th graders are appropriately immunized and ready to start school. Due to the COVID-19 response, the Health District is limiting the number of patients allowed in its clinics and immunization services are available by appointment only. Only one parent or guardian is allowed in the clinic with the child for services. Call (702) 759-0850 to schedule an appointment. Visit www.snhd.info/back-to-school.

2020-08-07T13:13:50-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Based on increasing demand for COVID-19 testing services at collection sites at its main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107, and All Saints Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89107, the Southern Nevada Health District has implemented an online registration-based system for people requesting testing services. The new registration service is available in English and Spanish at www.snhd.info/get-tested.

2020-07-29T14:21:03-07:00

Fentanyl deaths increasing in Clark County

LAS VEGAS – According to data released by the Southern Nevada Health District, deaths involving fentanyl or fentanyl analogs (drugs designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of fentanyl) are increasing in Clark County. To date, there have been 63 deaths involving fentanyl among Clark County residents this year. In 2019, there were 28 deaths during the same time, an increase of 125%. There were 64 fentanyl deaths in 2019 and 46 deaths in 2018.

2020-07-27T10:29:06-07:00

Public Health Update – COVID-19 for July 16, 2020

The Southern Nevada Health District posts daily reports on its website at www.SNHD.info/covid to provide more context to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the community. Daily case counts only reflect the number of newly confirmed cases received from a variety of laboratory sources and do not reflect testing dates or symptom onset for cases.

2020-08-03T13:52:29-07:00

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

Public Health Update: COVID-19 Case Increase – June 28, 2020

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District reported 736 new cases of COVID-19. Daily case counts reflect the number of newly confirmed cases received from a variety of laboratory sources and do not reflect testing dates or symptom onset for cases. Today’s case count includes more than 300 cases from laboratory reports dated June 25.

2020-06-28T20:27:01-07:00

Public Health Update: COVID-19 Case Increase

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District reported 971 new cases of COVID-19. After a review of the case data, it was determined the increase in reports was due to a delay in laboratory reporting. More than 240 of the cases reported were from laboratory reports dated June 23, and more than 380 were from reports dated June 24.

2020-06-27T19:57:57-07:00

Public Health Update: Health District declares end to Hepatitis A Outbreak

The Health District first reported the hepatitis A outbreak in June 2019. Nevada was one of more than 30 states that experienced an outbreak of hepatitis A associated with person-to-person transmission since 2016. Through case investigation and contact tracing, it was determined the first case associated with the outbreak in Clark County developed symptoms in November 2018. Over the course of the outbreak, there were 107 outbreak-related cases, 94 hospitalizations, and one death.

2021-02-26T10:01:07-08:00

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.

2020-07-17T12:24:36-07:00

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