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Neighborhood COVID-19 testing sites available starting this week

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 16:07:40-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Additional community-based COVID-19 testing sites are scheduled to open in the city of Las Vegas beginning Sept. 24.

The hours for these new locations will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the first site at Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave., open Sept. 24 to 25. The testing will be at the school’s auxiliary gymnasium off Sirius Avenue.

In addition, a site at Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, is scheduled to be open Oct. 8 to 9, and a site at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, is scheduled for Oct. 15 to 16.

These sites will be open to the public and tests will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is recommended for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

A calendar of testing events sponsored by the health district is available in English and Spanish on its website.

The state of Nevada also has a online COVID-19 test locator tool on its website that lists labs, pharmacies and other testing resources.

Patients receive test results from the provider that performed their COVID-19 test. All results, positive or negative, are reported to the health district. Officials are working to increase contact tracing and disease investigation efforts, following up with patients who test positive for the virus and their contacts.

Those who receive phone calls, texts, or email notifications of a positive test result from the health district are encouraged to follow self-isolation instructions to limit the spread of the virus.