The joint Clark County-City of Las Vegas ISO-Q (Isolation and Quarantine) Complex at Cashman Center will begin taking patients tonight at 6 p.m.
For the safety of all, and due to HIPAA requirements, there will be no visitors allowed at the site once patients begin to arrive. Only homeless persons with appropriate referrals from medical providers, and the Cashman ISO-Q staff, will be housed at the complex.
The city will oversee operations and security for the complex. Volunteers from Team Rubicon, an organization that mobilizes veterans to help with response and recovery from disasters and crises, has also been instrumental in working to prepare the complex.
Construction on the complex began March 31 by Vision Building Systems, and it will support up to 500 patients. It is believed that the Cashman ISO-Q Complex is a first of its kind facility in the nation. It serves the homeless population as a built from the ground up preemptive observation care facility. The complex has separate areas for homeless people who are quarantined because they were exposed to the coronavirus but have no symptoms, an isolation area for those who have symptoms and are awaiting test results, and a third section for those who are in isolation with confirmed coronavirus test results.
Those in need of quarantine or isolation who have referrals from area hospitals/medical providers or the Southern Nevada Health District will be transported to the complex by ambulance. Hospitals will continue to provide care for the seriously ill and those in need of a ventilator.
The city of Las Vegas has provided perimeter fencing, Wi-Fi, potable water and sewer connection. The tents have heating/air conditioning, power, lights and 10' by 10' individual rooms. There are separate tents and restroom/shower facilities for those in quarantine and those in isolation; there are separate staff restrooms for those serving each population.
United Healthcare and WBF Management LLC will supply complimentary meals to patients and staff. AT&T is providing connectivity for the complex through FirstNet, and Hotel Restaurant Furniture Liquidators has provided televisions. Contractors are furnishing trash/medical waste disposal, laundry, security, nursing/clinical observation, case management and personal protective equipment.
Clark County and the city of Las Vegas are jointly funding the facility. In addition, The Mayor's Fund for Las Vegas LIFE is assisting with processing donations for the complex.