Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, the Southern Nevada Health District and other community partners are hosting free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Winchester Dondero Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, near Desert Inn Road and Eastern Avenue.
The commissioner is partnering with the Clark County Law Foundation and Lutheran Social Services to host the event with support from the Health District. Appointments can be booked via the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. Appointments are highly recommended, though some walk-ins will be accommodated while supplies last.
“It’s important for COVID-19 testing to be free and easily accessible to the public, especially in neighborhoods that have been hard hit by the pandemic,” said Commissioner Segerblom, a member of the Southern Nevada District Board of Health whose district includes the Winchester community center. “Testing and staying home if you test positive for the virus are important measures people need to take to keep themselves, their families and our community healthy.”
The Southern Nevada Health District offers free COVID-19 tests and vaccinations at several community sites listed on its website. Other locations offering tests and vaccinations, including local pharmacies, also can be found at www.nvcovidfighter.org.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Those who experience symptoms are encouraged to get tested and to stay home if they are sick to limit community spread of the virus. COVID-19 vaccines remain the most effective measure to protect against serious illness, hospitalization and death. Health officials recommend that everyone 5 years and older get fully vaccinated, and everyone 12 and older who is vaccinated get a booster dose when eligible to protect themselves and others from the virus.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.