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Health officials report 400K free COVID-19 tests completed

Coronavirus COVID-19
Posted at 1:14 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 09:55:54-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District, University Medical Center, the Nevada National Guard, the local cities, ambulance companies and other community partners have conducted more than 400,000 free COVID-19 tests as part of their community testing efforts, a new milestone in the community’s response to the pandemic.

Since May, Clark County and partnering organizations have conducted 401,105 tests as part of their community testing efforts.

Testing is offered for free to anyone, with or without symptoms, including children and families.

The public can visit the testing site calendar on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at snhd.info for a listing of public testing sites and upcoming strike team event dates and locations.

Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing on Dec. 9, and Dec. 10, at Centennial High School located at 10200 Centennial Pkwy. in Northwest Las Vegas.

The walk-in site will be located inside the school’s auxiliary gym and will operate from 8 a.m. to noon, or while supplies last. The tests, self-administered nasal swabs, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is needed.

Testing is open to anyone, with or without symptoms, including children. Test event participants are asked to wear face coverings, to bring photo identification and provide their phone numbers.

The Nevada National Guard, Global Medical Response ambulance company and the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas are partners in the effort.