LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An indoor COVID-19 testing site opens at Cashman Center Tuesday at 8 a.m.
This site replaces the one that was being done in the Texas Station parking garage.
“Our process is now indoors in climate control. We’re friendly, comfortable, and like I said convenient,” said Joseph Virtuso, incident commander, Clark County Fire Department.
Because the testing is indoors, there are markers on the ground for proper social distancing. People will register and check in once they arrive and then be sent to the back section of the room for testing. The tests which are provide by UMC and the county are self administered.
Cashman does have a walk-up area for those people without appointments but recommends you make an appointment on UMC’s website at this link. You can also call to make an appointment (702) 383-2619. The site will also test children.
“As everybody knows this is not under control yet. The country as a whole is suffering from this so we need to continue those efforts to do our part until there’s a vaccine and effective treatment available,” said Dr. Luis Medina-Garcia, UMC infectious disease physician.
Anyone who is experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms will be separated from those without symptoms.
The new testing site, which is operated by the county and other community partners, will be open five days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s set up on the north side of the facility in Exhibit Hall A at 850 N. Las Vegas Boulevard.