Widespread Testing

Published by The Bee News

August 27, 2020

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The Southern Nevada Health District continues to recommend widespread testing for the community, including close contacts

 LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District continues to recommend testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic people in Clark County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued new guidance stating that close contacts of confirmed cases may not need to be tested. However, it is up to each jurisdiction to make judgments about the best course of action for its community. Because many people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can be asymptomatic, the Health District considers it important to ensure testing is readily available to the public.

Community collection sites and access to testing play an integral role in mitigation efforts, along with directives to wear face coverings and social distancing. More information on testing sites is available on the Health District website at www.snhd.info/covid-19-testing-sites.

 

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