Six residents and four employees at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH) have tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 25. All COVID-19 positive residents are in isolation and the staff members are self-quarantined at home. All those who tested positive must have two consecutive negative test results before they can have contact with other residents at the home or return to work.
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Last week, all residents and staff were tested when lab results for a resident suspected to have COVID-19 came back as positive for COVID-19. Currently, those who tested positive are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
“Mirroring what is occurring statewide as Nevada begins to reopen, we are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 positive test results at Southern Nevada State Veterans Home,” said NDVS Director Kat Miller. “Our clinical and support staff is rigorous in their adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection control protocols, in many instances going above and beyond what is required to protect our residents.”
This adherence to health care protocols was reflected in a June 23 deficiency-free infection control survey of the SNSVH by the State of Nevada’s Bureau of Health Care and Compliance.
Access to the home remains limited to team members and vendors only and drive-thru visitation requires interested parties to call ahead to 702-332-6736 for details. Additionally, anyone entering the building is required to undergo screening and team members are required to be tested prior to entry.
Updates on the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home is available by calling 702-332-6705. The phone line is updated regularly.