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Public COVID-19 testing sites will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 13:12:30-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — All of the community’s public COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, and may have additional scheduling changes over the holidays. The public is advised to visit the online testing site calendar posted on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/testing/ for a current listing of hours and locations.

Since May, Clark County, the Health District, UMC and partnering cities and organizations have conducted more than 473,000 tests as part of our community testing program. With recent increased demand for COVID-19 testing, the public is advised that the community sites may hit peak testing volume on any given day. People are encouraged to arrive early at sites offering walk-in tests. Locations, hours of operation and other details about the three primary community testing sites include:

  • Texas Station Hotel & Casino, 2101 Texas Star Lane, operates as a drive-thru site in the parking garage on the south side of the property off Rancho Drive. The site’s regular hours of operation are Thursday through Monday, with closure on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It will resume its normal hours of operation on Saturday, Dec. 26. No appointments are available at this site. The site has the current capacity to offer 2,000 tests per day on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 8 a.m. The site is open as late as 4 p.m. if tests are available but may close sooner in the day if the daily allotment of tests has been reached. Those arriving for testing should bring photo identification and wear face coverings until they are instructed to remove their masks for testing. Names, birth dates and a contact number are required as part of the registration process. Results from the Texas site are accessed when they become available through a portal on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/lab-results/. Results are typically processed in 24 to 48 hours but may take longer due to high volumes of testing.
  • Cashman Center, located in Exhibit Hall A, 850 N. Las Vegas Boulevard on the north side of the facility off Washington Avenue. This site’s normal hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with closure on Sundays and Mondays. It will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 26, and will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 29. It will be closed New Year’s Day.

Appointments at the UNLV Stan Fulton Building and Cashman Center sites are highly recommended to reduce wait times and maintain operational efficiency. Appointments at either site can be self-scheduled through UMC’s website at www.umcsn.com. Those with no online access may call UMC at (702) 383-2619 to schedule appointments. Both sites accept some walk-ins each day on a first-come, first-served basis as staffing allows, but priority is given to those with appointments. Community members are encouraged to check UMC’s website regularly, as the hospital makes new appointments available on a daily basis. UMC also is asking community members to help prioritize testing appointments for those with symptoms or those who have been exposed to confirmed positive patients. Face coverings, temperature checks and social distancing are required at check-in at both sites. Those arriving with symptoms are diverted to a separate testing area.