LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new COVID-19 testing site is opening inside UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center Strip View Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft hosted a media briefing and testing site preview today with UMC and other officials.

The new Thomas & Mack Center testing facility will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., five days a week, Tuesday-Saturday.


The testing operation is moving indoors from the UNLV Tropicana parking garage next to the Thomas & Mack Center. The Strip View Pavilion room is located on the northwest side of the Thomas & Mack Center off Tropicana Avenue and University Drive.

Due to increased demand for testing, appointments will continue to be highly recommended to reduce wait times for patients and maintain operational efficiency. Make an appointment on the UMC website here.

Those with an appointment can complete testing within 10 minutes.

The Thomas & Mack site will have a walk-up testing station to offer tests each day to some people without appointments on a first-come, first-served basis based on available supplies and staffing.

It also will be designed to have separate areas to accommodate those who arrive with and without symptoms.

Clark County, UMC and the Nevada National Guard are operating the new site in partnership with UNLV and University Police Services.

As much as possible the public is encouraged to self-schedule appointments online. Those with no online access or limited access may call UMC at (702) 383-2619 to schedule appointments.

Face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, and symptom screenings will be required for entrance.