General Information


What is Coronavirus /COVID-19?

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Free Testing – Mesquite 

The City of Mesquite is pleased to announce a local drive-through COVID-19 testing site. This is a coordinated effort between Mesa View Regional Hospital, Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the City of Mesquite. The City can safely and effectively test up to 50 people per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The drive-through testing will be held in the parking lot at 830 west Hafen Lane.

Anyone wishing to be tested must first register by calling 702-625-3213 to provide basic demographic information and be given an appointment time. The City asks that you do not show up more than five minutes prior to your scheduled test time, and you should expect the testing process to take approximately 10 minutes to complete from the time you arrive.  No test will be administered without an appointment.

The City of Mesquite wishes to thank all those who have worked diligently to bring COVID-19 testing to Mesquite; Mesa View Regional Hospital, SNHD, City staff and volunteers.

Free Testing – Las Vegas

An appointment-only, drive-thru COVID-19 testing program at The Orleans is expanding to seven days a week, Clark County and University Medical Center announced Friday.

The testing, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, is free for anyone who doesn’t have insurance and is open to everyone, whether they have symptoms of the virus or not. Appointments can be made via UMC’s website at

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

If you have symptoms and want to be tested. Here is how:

  • Contact your physician through their office
  • Drive-thru (By appointment Only) – UNLV School of Medicine.

Please call (702) 583-4408 for an appointment and to find out if you qualify

When you call to schedule an appointment or come in to be seen at the Culinary Health Center:

You will be screened based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

If you are cleared, you can continue to make your appointment.

If you need further screening, you will be connected with a nurse and you will receive further instructions.

The Emergency Room (ER) is the only place right now that can test for COVID-19. They will only give you the test if you have all of the symptoms and meet the CDC guidelines.

For more information about COVID-19 in Nevada, go to Nevada Health Response:

What can you do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Prevention tips:

  • Avoid close contact with sick individuals
  • frequently wash hands with soap and water
  • do not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • practice good respiratory hygiene

Download Prevention Tips Informational Card:


Southern Nevada Health District Information Line

The SNHD has activated its information line to assist the public in getting their questions answered about coronavirus COVID-19. Currently, the line is staffed Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The public can call (702) 759-INFO (4636) for more information. Additional information and updates are available on the Health District website at

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Coronavirus Informational Resources


Steps to Prevent COVID-19:


Kid Friendly “Wash Your Hands”:

Top 10 Things to do Managing COVID 19 at home:


Resource Links:

Center for Disease Control


Nevada specific response:


Clark County Specific Information


Clark County Press Releases:


Tips for Shopping:

Donating “Stay Home for Nevada”

How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

PBS Children’s Media & Education has a collection of resources for the community regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

YMCA “My Name is Coronavirus” –


Nevada Health Response: Dedicated COVID-19 website made by the State.

Southern Nevada Health District: For Southern Nevada specific announcements regarding COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: For full and up to date information regarding COVID-19.

Clark County COVID-19 Update Page: Clark County announcements and updates for community responses to COVID-19.

World Health Organization (Myths regarding Coronavirus): Common COVID-19 myths debunked by WHO.