HENDERSON (KTNV) — The city of Henderson and the Southern Nevada Health District will offer COVID-19 testing at no charge to anyone in the community starting May 19.
Henderson officials said anyone concerned that they may have contracted the virus, regardless of symptoms, can get tested.
The drive-thru testing option will be by appointment and take place on May 19-20 from 7 a.m.- noon in the parking garage of the Fiesta Henderson hotel-casino located at 777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy.
“Testing for COVID-19 is a key component to help us safely reopen and affirm that prevention measures such as social distancing and the use of face coverings are working to help prevent the spread of the virus,” said Henderson Mayor Debra March.
Anyone interesting in getting a test can register here or by calling 702-267-INFO Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Multiple family members can arrive in the same vehicle and be tested at the same time, but each patient must register individually.
There will be 25 patients scheduled every 15 minutes to accommodate up to 500 patients each day.
“We must be vigilant in preventing a resurgence of new coronavirus cases and continue to protect our most vulnerable residents, including seniors and those with chronic health conditions," March said.
Patients should arrive about 10 minutes before their scheduled testing time and enter the parking lot from Fiesta Henderson Boulevard.
Patients should remain in their vehicle and will be directed to a drive-up testing station in the parking garage where they will be checked-in and asked to provide personal identifying information.
During the COVID-19 test, patients will remain in their car, and testing staff will provide instructions on how to self-collect a sample.
The Southern Nevada Health District is expected to provide test results directly to patients within one week.