Clark County, in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District, Community Ambulance and Guardian Elite Medical Services (GEMS), will offer testing for COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parking garage of the Sam's Town Hotel. The testing is free and will be set up to accommodate drive-thru and walk-up clients. No appointments are necessary. The site will have 500 tests available each day on a first-come, first-served basis. The testing will take place in the first-floor parking garage located near the property's entrance off Boulder Highway and East Flamingo Road.
"Clark County is working with multiple community partners to make COVID-19 testing readily available in a variety of locations to all our residents," said Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, a Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health member whose County Commission District includes Sam's Town. "The key to keeping people safe as we reopen our economy is to be able to accurately identify positive cases and encourage people to self-isolate to limit the spread of the virus while it continues to be a threat to public health."
County officials and community partners are working to expand the availability of COVID-19 testing in the Las Vegas Valley and in rural areas throughout Southern Nevada. Testing will be available on Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. to noon. at the Searchlight Community Center, 200 Michael Wendell Way, 89046, for residents of Searchlight, Cal-Nev-Ari, Palm Gardens and Nelson. No appointment is necessary. Three hundred test kits are available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis during the testing operation.
"Clark County's emergency management staff and our community partners are working hard to build our testing capacity," said Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, whose Commission District includes the community of Searchlight as well as the Orleans drive-thru site, which was the first to offer testing to clients with and without symptoms. "The more residents who get tested, the better our data will be, allowing us to make well-informed decisions based on well thought-out science and facts."
Officials say as plans are put into place to re-open businesses and facilities in phases, it will continue to be important for residents to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing and wearing face coverings in public places, washing hands and practicing good cough and sneeze hygiene, and limiting your contact with others if you test positive for the virus or someone in your immediate household does.