The Southern Nevada Health District has provided a COVID-19 update for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
There are 42 confirmed cases • One confirmed death The Health District continues to remind the public to take steps to protect themselves and others, including those most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19.
This includes older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. • Stay home when you are sick. • Put distance between yourself and others. Keep at least 6 feet between you and other people. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid shaking hands. • Do not go to the emergency department unless it is essential. Emergency departments need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. o If you have a mild cough, fever, or other respiratory symptoms, contact your doctor first. •
Practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses: o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. o Avoid close contact with people who are sick. o Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Stay informed. The COVID-19 situation is changing frequently.