LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County and City of Las Vegas Isolation and Quarantine (ISO-Q) Complex at Cashman Center will be closing Tuesday, June 30 after serving more than 230 people since it opened April 13.
The complex served 234 homeless individuals as place to quarantine or recover from COVID-19 by which ensuring others were not infected.
The Complex staff administered 846 COVID-19 tests and helped a total of 20 COVID-19 positive individuals recover.
In addition, more than 17,000 health screenings were administered at the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center since April 13.
While the ISO-Q complex plans to close June 30, the county will continue to find housing and care for ‘medically fragile’ homeless individuals who otherwise would have been placed at the Cashman facility. Those placements are expected to largely be at county-funded facilities. The city will continue to operate the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center as a haven for any who are in need.
Construction on the Cashman ISO-Q Complex began March 31 by Vision Building Systems. According to the City of Las Vegas, the Cashman ISO-Q is believed to be the first-of-its-kind complex in the nation.
The city of Las Vegas provided perimeter fencing, Wi-Fi, potable water, and sewer connection. The tents included heating/air conditioning, power, lights, and 10’ by 10’ individual rooms. There were separate tents and restroom/shower facilities for those in quarantine and those in isolation.
The complex featured separate areas for homeless people who were quarantined because they were exposed to the coronavirus but had no symptoms, an isolation area for those who were symptomatic and awaiting test results, and a third section for those who were in isolation with confirmed coronavirus test results.
Patients in need were transported or referred from area hospitals and medical providers, freeing up additional hospital bed space. Hospitals continued to provide care for the seriously ill and those in need of a ventilator.
Clark County and the city of Las Vegas jointly funded the facility. Team Rubicon, a volunteer group made up of veterans who assist with emergency disaster relief, helped to operate the facility. The city oversaw operations and security, and North Las Vegas provided many of the tests used at the facility.
The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE was instrumental in organizing donations that were utilized at the facility.