The search by leaders in the region for bed space for such patients will not end there as officials anticipate facing a crisis affecting cities across the country: Hospital bed shortages.
The Clark County firefighters’ exposure happened during a medical call involving a patient who has since been tested for COVID-19.
On Wednesday, the district clarified that it is still doing some testing but is “asking health care providers to send their specimens to private laboratories for testing.”
Health authorities on Friday announced eight new positive tests for COVID-19 in Clark County and one in Northern Nevada, bringing the state total of coronavirus cases to 20.
In Clark County, no one would say whether the child of a man who tested positive for the virus was a public or charter school student. In Northern Nevada, things were different.
The Clark County School District will offer interest-free loans to some employees who have been affected by the payroll issues that have plagued the district since early January.
David McKinnis, who joined the district in April 2019, announced Monday that he is leaving the district effective Friday due to personal family reasons.
The innovative public-private partnership between Clark County and Health Plan of Nevada aims to get medically fragile homeless into shelter and stave off serious illness.
The partnership will focus on placing children who statistics indicate would otherwise have difficulty finding adoptive homes.
Shani Coleman, deputy director of government affairs, and Deacon Thomas Roberts, CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, will represent the city on the new panel.