Appointment-Only, Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Available at Fiesta Henderson May 19-20
May 14, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson and Southern Nevada Health District will offer communitywide COVID-19 testing for no charge to anyone concerned that they may have contracted the virus, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms. Drive-thru testing by appointment will take place on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 from 7 a.m.-noon in the parking garage of the Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino, located at 777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy.
“Communitywide testing for COVID-19 is a key component to help us safely reopen and affirm that prevention measures such as social distancing and the use of face coverings are working to help prevent the spread of the virus,” said Mayor Debra March. “While everyone is eager to get back to work and see their friends and family, we must be vigilant in preventing a resurgence of new coronavirus cases and continue to protect our most vulnerable residents, including seniors and those with chronic health conditions.”
To schedule an appointment, patients can register at cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-INFO (4636) Monday-Thursday, from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Multiple family members can arrive in the same vehicle and be tested at the same time but each patient must register individually. There will be 25 patients scheduled every 15 minutes to accommodate up to 500 patients each day.
Patients should arrive about 10 minutes before their scheduled testing time and enter the Fiesta Henderson parking lot from Fiesta Henderson Blvd. Patients should remain in their vehicle and will be directed to a drive-up testing station in the parking garage where they will be checked in and asked to provide personal identifying information including address, phone number and date of birth. Patients will be required to display a government-issued identification on the driver’s side dash visible through the window.
During the COVID-19 test, patients will remain in their car and testing staff will provide instructions on how to self-collect a sample. The Southern Nevada Health District will provide test results directly to patients within one week and all personal health information will be kept confidential.
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