Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District are offering free COVID-19 testing for Laughlin residents on Thursday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Laughlin Junior/Senior High School, 1900 Cougar Drive. Testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will need to bring identification and face coverings.
"We are pleased to provide this additional opportunity for Clark County residents in Laughlin to get tested for COVID-19," said Commissioner Michael Naft, whose district includes Laughlin. It is important that as many people as possible, in all parts of our community, have access to testing so that we can continue to gather factual, science-based data,"
Eighteen positive cases of the coronavirus have been identified in Laughlin as of July 5, according to the Southern Nevada Health District website. However, people can have the virus and not have symptoms.
Residents with general questions about COVID-19 can call the Southern Nevada Health District's Information Phone Line at (702) 759-INFO (4636), between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended actions to limit the spread of the virus include:
- Wear a face covering in public places and when around people from other households.
- Wash your hands often.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched items such as your cell phone, doorknobs and countertops.
- Maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing per person for non-household members.
- All vulnerable individuals should continue to shelter in place as much as possible. Those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 as defined by CDC guidelines include people 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions such as lung disease, heart conditions and severe obesity.
- Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that returning to work and other environments where distancing is not practical could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate vulnerable residents.
- If tested positive for COVID-19, an individual must quarantine and stay home for two weeks. Contacts of individuals who test positive for the virus must stay home for two weeks or until a negative test result has been received.
- Remember we are in this together and we'll get through this together. For information about our community's response to COVID-19 visit www.InItTogetherSNV.com.