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.
Benefits will be extended for Nevadans currently enrolled in Medicaid or food assistance programs, the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services announced on Monday.
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.”
District leaders are weighing the major reason to close schools — slowing the spread of disease — against dozens of other concerns, including free meals and family disruptions.
The VA medical center also will halt participation in all public outreach events until April 30, though medical appointments and all VA operations continue as normal.
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 and the State Public Charter School Authority declined to say if the patient’s child attends a district school.
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.
Parents and students are suing the State Public Charter School Authority in an attempt to overturn its decision to close Nevada Connections Academy over performance issues.