LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Gov. Steve Sisolak says more than 500,000 take-home rapid COVID-19 tests are coming to Nevada, paid for by federal relief funding.
During a call on Thursday, Sisolak said he has asked for the shipment and delivery of the tests to be as fast-tracked as possible to meet the current need.
"We know that Nevadans want easy and convenient access to COVID-19 testing from the comfort of their own home, and this project will help us accomplish that goal and help relieve some of the strain on our other testing systems," said Sisolak.
In addition to the take-home tests, Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District recently announced two new pop-up drive-thru testing locations in the valley. Texas Station, which opened this week, and Fiesta in Henderson, which opens on Saturday. The Health District also relocated its UNLV test site to Sam Boyd Stadium and extended hours at its College of Southern Nevada test sites.
The governor also answered questions about the Supreme Court decision to block a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. The court allowed a similar requirement for most healthcare workers to move forward.
Watch the announcement below:
Sisolak was joined on the press call by Julia Peek, the deputy administrator for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Dave Fogerson, the chief of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management.
For information on testing in Southern Nevada visit ktnv.com/Covid.