The Clark County Commission adopted a resolution at its September (2021) Board Meeting declaring COVID-19 misinformation a public health crisis. Misinformation has prolonged the pandemic, created a culture of mistrust, and continues to endanger the health and safety of the community.
In Clark County 343,399 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed and 6,169 deaths as of Nov. 28, 2021. To date 1.1 million vaccinations have been administered in Clark County, amounting to 48.25 percent of the adult population. That percentage increases to 51.59 when children ages 5 and older are counted. In an effort to push for increases in the number of vaccinated Clark County citizens, the Board of County Commissioners is urging residents to obtain information about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines from credible sources.