Southern Nevada Health District answers questions from media about COVID-19

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — During a virtual press conference on Wednesday, the Southern Nevada Health District addressed many concerns the public has about COVID-19.

Members of local media asked questions varying from updates on Southern Nevada’s testing capabilities, to the status of contact tracing and where the state’s PPE supply stands.

The health district is currently in the process of putting together guidelines for industries once Gov. Sisolak announces the date for Nevada to reopen.

Doctors are currently discussing the use of plexiglass and thermal testing in casinos and expects the new normal to be managing tourists and visitors who come to the town. 

When asked about the likelihood of Gov. Sisolak extending the stay at home order, the health district said it is advocating for a very gradual reopening.

SNHD health experts say they are targeting hot spots for people testing positive for COVID-19, and plan to focus on minority groups and people over 65.

Below is the list of experts that answered questions:

  • Michael Johnson, Ph.D.: Director, Community Health Division
  • Vit Kraushaar, MD, MPH: Medical Investigator
  • Jeff Quinn, MPH: Manager, Office of Public Health Preparedness

SNHD plans to hold these weekly briefings to keep the public informed of the latest efforts in Southern Nevada’s fight against COVID-19.

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