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Free COVID testing at Western High School this week

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 18:15:24-04

As part of ongoing efforts to offer access to COVID-19 testing in neighborhoods throughout the Las Vegas valley, local partners are offering free testing at Western High School on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, and other high schools over the next few weeks.

The school, 4601 Bonanza Road at North Decatur Boulevard, will have walk-in testing available in its gymnasium starting at 8 a.m. No appointment is needed.

Four hundred, self-administered nasal swab tests are available on both days on a first-come, first served basis for people with or without symptoms, including children and families.

Patients are asked to wear face coverings, and to bring photo identification and provide their phone numbers. All results, positive or negative, are reported to the Health District. Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District and the city of Las Vegas are offering the testing in partnership with the Nevada National Guard, Elite Medical Response and American Medical Response.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to noon.

Additional dates and locations are:

- Oct. 15-16, Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way

- Oct. 22-23, Valley High School, 2839 Burnham Ave., near Eastern and Sahara Avenues.

- Nov. 5-6, Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave., near Spencer St and the I-215.

Since May, Clark County and community partners have conducted 224,547 tests as part of community testing efforts. Free COVID-19 testing is available at two sites in the Las Vegas Valley five days a week – Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas and the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center Strip Pavilion Room.

The schedule for one and two-day neighborhood testing events in English and Spanish is posted online on the Health District’s COVID-19 testing site calendar.