COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility in Nevada Opens to People 16 and Older Monday, April 5

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Scheduling for Appointments Available Beginning Saturday, April 3 with Homebound Vaccine Services Available

Beginning Monday, April 5, everyone in Nevada ages 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free, and the Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone who can get vaccinated to make an appointment to do so at one of its sites or a community partner clinic. Registration for those who are newly eligible will be open beginning Saturday, April 3 at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional information for clinic locations in Clark County is available at www.NVCOVIDFigher.org.

“This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of our staff and partners and the support of the public that we are ready to begin vaccinating all who are eligible,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District.

As of April 1, there have been 633,254 COVID-19 vaccines initiated, 353,330 doses completed and a total of 964,189 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County.

As vaccine eligibility is opened next week, the Health District is reminding people that appointments may initially fill up quickly. Appointments will continue to become available, and everyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get it. People are also encouraged to take the vaccine that is available to them at the time of their appointments. All three of the vaccines that are currently authorized have been found to be highly effective at preventing serious illness and death. However, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently authorized for children 16-17 years old. Vaccine availability for the Health District’s Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center sites is noted on its clinic website.

The Health District is also announcing the availability homebound vaccine services. People who are homebound, including those needing medical equipment to leave their home such as a wheelchair, a walker or crutches, or are bedridden can call 702-455-0696 or email homeboundvaccine@clarkcountynv.gov to schedule services. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine will be administered through this program, and participants must be 18 years of age or older.

It takes about two weeks after getting fully vaccinated (two doses of Moderna or Pfizer, one dose of Janssen) for the body to build protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. After people are fully vaccinated, they can begin to do certain activities again. More details are available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html. It is important for people who are fully vaccinated to continue to wear masks when in public or around unvaccinated people, to avoid large gatherings, and to get tested for COVID-19 if they develop symptoms.

The Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center sites are open Tuesday through Saturday. The Cashman Center clinic is located at 850 Las Vegas Blvd N., Las Vegas, NV 89101, Exhibit Hall B. The Las

Vegas Convention Center Clinic is located at 3150 Paradise Hall in the C-1 area of the facility’s Central Hall. Dedicated parking is available in the Silver Lot of Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive.

For more information and COVID-19 resources, including available transportation assistance, go to www. SNHD.info/covid.

Three New Companies Set to Expand in Southern Nevada With Help from LVGEA

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Advanced Hemp, Boxabl and Nuro Will Bring Jobs to Region

Three companies were approved for state incentives to relocate to or expand in Southern Nevada with the assistance of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). With approval by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board of directors, the following companies will bring an estimated 560 regional jobs in the next five years: Advanced Hemp, Boxabl and Nuro.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these innovative companies to Southern Nevada,” said Jonas Peterson, President and CEO of LVGEA. “After a challenging year for our region, these companies will create jobs for many and help diversify the Southern Nevada economy.”

Advanced Hemp, Inc. — 400 jobs, $24.91 average wage

Advanced Hemp produces premium hydroponics and traditional horticultural products. The company’s high-tech, modern and affordable products help farmers improve crop yields domestically and in third-world countries. The company’s research and development team conducts innovative research on hydroponic technologies for the indoor grower. Advanced Hemp will establish a facility in the City of North Las Vegas.

Boxabl Incorporated — 100 jobs, $28.59 average wage

Nevada-based Boxabl is a modular construction company that supplies Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) across the US. The company’s standardized ADUs create more affordable housing solutions by reducing build time and construction costs. The modular units are easily portable and can connect and stack to build different style homes. Boxabl will expand its Las Vegas facility.

“The decision to make Las Vegas our corporate headquarters and to build our one-hundred and seventy-five thousand square foot factory involved numerous variables,” said Paolo Tiramani, CEO of Boxabl Inc. “We are thankful for the LVGEA’s help in providing their time and resources; they have been great to work with in helping us navigate through all paperwork and incentives that are available to our company.”

Nuro, Inc. — 60 jobs, $28.80 average wage

Nuro is a robotics company that develops self-driving vehicles made for delivering local goods of all kinds. The company was founded in 2016 and made its first driverless delivery to the public in 2018. Since, Nuro has been named the #1 Most Promising AI company in the US by Forbes, the Consumer Technology Association’s start-up of the year 2020, and a 2020 top start-up by LinkedIn. The company will establish a new autonomous vehicle testing site in Las Vegas.

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. As Southern Nevada’s regional development authority, the LVGEA’s vision is to help residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. To learn more, visit lvgea.org.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts ‘Empowering Equity in End-of-Life Care,’ a Virtual Multicultural Symposium

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Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest and only non-profit hospice, will host its 17th Annual Multicultural Symposium virtually on April 14 with a variety of topics addressing equity in end-of-life care. The event will begin at 1 p.m. PST.

Each year, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides this forum to unite and educate people from various cultures and faiths on end-of-life care tailored to their needs, and this year the focus is on healthcare inequality and inequity.

According to President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, Karen Rubel, healthcare inequalities are often discussed, but there is no one-size-fits-all, nor a blanket solution, especially with regard to end-of-life care. From economic inequality to cultural or social inequalities, half the battle is identifying the major issues and finding ways to address them and identify actual change.

“Our annual Multicultural event aims to educate the community about ways to positively impact the end-of-life journey for all populations, and this year, we are focused on disparities in end-of-life care,” said Rubel. “This year, we are fortunate to have a diverse selection of speakers from across the country who are extremely passionate and knowledgeable in their respective fields.”

This year’s event is co-chaired by Jeanne Jones, president of Alpha Services and member of Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Board of Trustees, and Cassandra Cotton, community outreach manager for Nathan Adelson Hospice. The symposium will be emceed by Licy Do Canto, managing director, Washington, D.C., office for ACPO Worldwide, with Steve Clemons, The Hill’s editor-at-large, acting as moderator. Topics and speakers include:

  • “The Power of Data to Unlock Equity in End-of-Life Care” with Bill Novelli, professor of practice, Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business and former CEO of AARP, and Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan, medical director for United Healthcare’s Health Plan of Nevada/Sierra Health and Life.
  • “Race and Cultural Competency in End-of-Life Care” with Tom Koutsoumpas, CEO for the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation, and Jose Melendrez, executive director of community partnerships at the School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • “Taking Stock: Equity, Inclusion & The Hospice Workforce” with Rev. Tyrone Pitts, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and the New Baptist Covenant Executive Committee, as well as Punam Mathur, executive director, Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation.
  • “Living with Grief: Navigating Loss During COVID-19” with Joyal Mulheron, founder and executive director at Evermore, and Chaplain Matt Metevelis with Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Tickets are $40 per person for full access to the Multicultural Symposium. Donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation are also available. For tickets to the symposium or for more information, call Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-787-3575 or email sforbes@nah.org.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is that no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

Las Vegas Heart Associates Share Lifestyle Factors and Warning Signs for Women and Heart Disease

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Nevada Heart Associates Ronny Jiji, MD, FACC, and Anthony P. Dota, III, MD Provide Insights to Help Women Better Manage Risks

According to the CDC, one person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.  Heart disease also happens to be the number one killer of women—accounting for one in every four deaths.

Heart disease refers to a variety of conditions and events that affect the heart including but not limited to; heart attack, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia), stroke and heart failure. Warning signs of heart disease are not always the same for women as they are for men, so understanding the signs is key.

Although it is common during a heart attack for most to experience chest pain and pressure, some women can experience a cardiac event without those symptoms.  Women are in fact more likely than men to have nausea or flu-like symptoms, low back pain, discomfort in the neck jaw or arms, fatigue, lightheadedness, shortness of breath and even vomiting during a heart attack.

Smoking and a strong family history can put you at risk for heart disease as well, but it’s important to understand all lifestyle choices and habits.  Ronny Jiji, MD, FACC, board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and adult congenital heart disease and Anthony P. Dota, III, MD, board-certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Las Vegas Heart Associates weigh in on lifestyle triggers that can increase a woman’s risk for heart disease and what can be done for better health.

Dr. Dota.

Smoking Cessation It is important to quit smoking to protect and improve your health.  According to the CDC, when you quit smoking completely you can reduce your risk for heart disease immediately.  “There are many resources available for patients to help them quit,” said Dr. Dota.  “It’s important to discuss with your physician or healthcare provider the options that are available to you,” Dr. Dota says.

Limit stress – Chronic or constant stress and traumatic events such as death of a loved one, a car accident or stress from work may cause damage to your arteries and promote the buildup of plaque deposits over time as well as worsen other risk factors for heart disease.  “Studies show that high levels of cortisol from long-term stress can increase cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar and blood pressure,” said Dr. Jiji.  “All of these risk factors are known causes of many known cardiac events such as a heart attack or stroke,” Dr. Jiji says.  To reduce the effect of stress, try meditation, deep breathing exercises or yoga to relax your body and mind at least a few minutes a day.  “Exercise is also a very heart healthy way to cope with stress and something I advise my patients to do,” said Dr. Jiji.

Dr. Jiji.

Yo-yo Dieting – Repeatedly losing and gaining weight, weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, can be detrimental for your heart down the road.

A study completed and presented in 2016 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions looked at weight history that was self-reported for more than 158,000 post-menopausal women.  The women were grouped into several categories: stable weight, steady gain, maintained weight loss or weight cycling. The findings were especially eye opening. Those of normal weight who lost and regained weight during the study period had a 3.5 times higher risk of cardiac death than women whose weight remained the same.

Keeping a balanced and consistent diet is key in managing your risk for heart disease.  Diets high in saturated fat, trans-fat and sodium can increase anyone’s risk of heart disease and can cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries. “If you eat meat, reach for lean meats like turkey and chicken rather than overly fatty, processed meats like sausage and bacon,” said Dr. Dota.  “Plant-based proteins like tofu, beans and nuts are good options, too and I advise my patients to eat a diet incorporating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains versus processed foods,” said Dr. Dota.

Obesity – According to the Framingham Heart Study, obesity’s impact on the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) affects women far greater than men.  The study showed an increased risk of coronary artery disease by 64% in women, compared to 46% in men.

Increased body weight can cause high blood pressure and is also linked to high cholesterol specifically affecting your HDL or “good” cholesterol with lower than optimal values.  “You want the “good” cholesterol numbers higher as HDL cholesterol plays an important role in reducing your risk for heart disease,” said Dr. Jiji.  “Obesity certainly plays a role in increasing your risk of heart attack, stroke and even sudden cardiac arrest,” said Dr. Jiji.

For women, if your BMI is over 30, it is considered obese and you may be increasing your risk on a number of heart diseases and conditions. It is important to be aware of your body mass index (BMI) and measure it at least once a year.  Speak to your healthcare provider about lifestyle changes that you can do as well as weight loss support.  It is important to take in fewer calories and develop healthy exercise habits.

Regular Exercise – Regular exercise is paramount in keeping your heart strong.  Exercise can help manage weight, boost energy levels, improve sleep and manage stress.  “Exercise has also been proven to help with blood circulation, cholesterol levels and managing high blood pressure which can reduce your risk of stroke,” said Dr. Dota.  “For women, exercise can also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 30 to 40 percent,” said Dr. Dota.  Walking, jogging, biking and swimming are great aerobic options for many starting out with an exercise plan.  It’s also important to include resistance training which can include using your own body weight, resistance bands or weights.

“Moving your body for at least 30 minutes a day has tremendous health benefits and can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.  Exercise can strengthen not only your muscles and bones but also keeps your heart and lungs performing optimally,” Dr. Dota says.

Before you start any new exercise routine, it’s important to speak with your doctor to get clearance.

 Screenings – For those individuals with a family history of heart disease, they should be vigilant and make sure they speak to their doctor about any risk factors and suggested screenings. “I advise my patients that if they do have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, the sooner we can get it under control, the less likely you are to have a serious heart event,” said Dr. Jiji.

The recommendations according to the American Heart Association includes getting blood pressure screenings at least every two years if your levels are below 120/80 mm Hg. For individuals with higher levels, they may need more frequent screenings. Every four to six years, you should also receive a fasting lipoprotein profile, a measurement of your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And starting at age 45, be sure to have your blood glucose checked every three years, or more frequently if you’re at elevated risk.

It’s important to keep a balanced and heart healthy lifestyle in mind and not focus on any one aspect but the big picture as a whole.   “Make sure that you are eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, managing blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels and most importantly, quit smoking,” said Dr. Jiji.

Both Dr. Dota and Dr. Jiji are accepting new patients.  Both are seeing patients at the 2880 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 100 location on the campus of MountainView Hospital.    For more information about the practice, please visit their website.

About Las Vegas Heart Associates:
Las Vegas Heart Associates is part of HCA Healthcare, one of the most integrated healthcare networks with 32 access points to serve the Southern Nevada community.  The practice offers the full spectrum of cardiovascular care with two convenient locations in the valley.  The specialists at Las Vegas Heart Associates are highly trained in General, Interventional, Structural, Vascular, Nuclear and Sports Cardiology as well as Echocardiography and Electrophysiology.

UNLV/Stan Fulton Testing Site Closed Easter Sunday, April 4

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Regular Testing Resumes on Monday, April 5

The COVID-19 testing site at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road, will be closed Sunday, April 4 for Easter Sunday. Testing resumes at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. Testing is available at this site seven days per week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Appointments for testing are recommended and can be scheduled through University Medical Center’s website, www.umcsn.com. People who have no internet access can call UMC at (702) 789-5160 to schedule a testing appointment. For additional testing locations, visit the Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 testing resources page: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/testing/

The UNLV site accepts some walk-in clients each day on a first-come, first-served basis as staffing allows but priority is given to people with appointments. Testing is free and available for people who are uninsured as well as those with insurance; however, insurance information is requested from people who are insured during the registration process for billing purposes in order to recoup some testing-related costs.

The Southern Nevada Health District encourages testing for asymptomatic or symptomatic people, or anyone who has had close contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19. This contact means someone who has been within six feet of a person with COVID for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period of time. Testing is also recommended for people who have participated in activities that put them at higher risk for infection because they were not able to practice social distancing, as well as anyone who has been referred for testing by a health care provider.

For more information about COVID-19, including testing locations, vaccine sites, and more, go to www.SNHD.info/covid.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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  • As of March 31, 2021, there have been 624,048 COVID-19 doses initiated, 344,368 doses completed and a total of 946,539 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County.
  • Beginning April 5, all Nevadans age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of Health District staff, partners and the public’s own commitment to their health and the health of the community that so many are already fully vaccinated.
  • The estimated proportion of those who have completed their vaccine is 87 percent. This includes all three vaccines, and excludes those who are not yet eligible for their second dose.
  • The Health District is urging those who are currently eligible not to wait to get vaccinated. Appointments are available at the Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center sites. Same day appointments and walk-ins are welcome as resources allow.
  • On April 7, the Health District is offering a one-day, COVID-19 drive through testing clinic at Allegiant Stadium. The public must use all available tools to stop this pandemic and ongoing testing is an important tool, along with continuing to wear masks in public places, social distancing and frequent handwashing.

Case Counts 

  • Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 234,549 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 249 since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting 4,108 death, an increase of 10 since yesterday.
  • The case counts reported are only one measure of how the community is doing. While the COVID-19 positivity test rate has declined, the trends must be monitored as more places open and public gatherings expand.

B.1.1.7 Strain

  • The Health District is reporting 26 cases of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain have been detected in Clark County.
  • The Health District announced the first known case of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain in Nevada had been detected in a sample that was initially tested in the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL) on January 25.
  • The discovery of the B.1.1.7 strain in Clark County was not unexpected. However, it is a reminder that the pandemic is not over. Everyone needs to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others, including wearing face masks, staying home as much as possible, avoiding large gatherings and washing hands frequently.

Updated information and resources are available on the Health District’s COVID website at www.SNHD.info/covid.

 

VGK Foundation Commits $250,000 to Support Nevada Donor Network Foundation’s ‘End the Wait’

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$250,000 as Part of Five-Year Commitment of $50,000 Per Year to Support Organ Donor Programs

Nevada Donor Network Foundation (NDNF) is pleased to announce it has received a 5-year commitment of $50,000 per year from the VGK Foundation. The Vegas Golden Knights and Henderson Silver Knights partnered with Nevada Donor Network Foundation to launch the “End the Wait” campaign, an effort to raise $35 million for a virtual transplant institute for Nevada. This virtual transplant institute will recruit surgeons and transplant teams to bolster Nevada’s kidney transplant needs and save more lives. Over the next few years, the vision is for the virtual transplant institute to have an infrastructure for Nevadans to have liver, pancreas, heart and lung transplants done right here in our community.

The financial commitment will help expand the current kidney transplant program in Nevada and create a new liver transplant program for its initial two years. NDNF, in partnership with Nevada Donor Network (NDN), will recruit qualified physicians, nurses, and support staff to Nevada to implement a successful transplant program. It is estimated that within 12 months, this program would be fully operational, and self-sustaining by month 25. The number of Nevadans currently waiting for a kidney transplant is 521.

“58 percent of kidney transplant services are ‘exported’ to surrounding transplant programs in different states,” said Steven Peralta, President of the Nevada Donor Network Foundation. “Of the 233 kidneys available for transplant out of southern Nevada in 2019, only 33 were transplanted locally, and all other organs were sent out of state. We are very honored and grateful to the entire VGK family and organization for this tremendous philanthropic gift. This commitment will help launch our $35 million “End the Wait” campaign to bring more life-saving transplants to Nevada. This is a historical moment for NDN as we continue to lead the way in helping to serve our community’s needs.”

Nevada Donor Network President and CEO Joe Ferreira shared, “Most Nevadans waiting on a life-saving organ must relocate for months to receive their transplant. People typically go to neighboring California, Utah, or Arizona for care. Many never return to Nevada, instead opting to live where they can get continued care. Bringing a more robust transplant program to our state will provide greater access to those waiting on a life-saving transplant, as well as elevate the level of healthcare available in Nevada.”

President of the Vegas Golden Knights, Kerry Bubolz, will strengthen the partnership between

the teams and NDNF by joining its founding board. “The VGK Foundation and both teams are honored to partner with NDN and NDNF in their effort to bring awareness to organ donation and expand services available to all Nevadans in need. I joined the Foundation board because I believe in their mission to maximize the gift of life and health through organ, eye and tissue donation. I believe it is critical to the health of our community,” said Bubolz.

In appreciation for the Vegas Golden Knights’ support, NDN will be remodeling their C-Suite conference room with an all Knights look and host a special ribbon cutting ceremony in the coming weeks.

Additionally, NDN launched a new advertising campaign featuring VGK’s very own Alex Tuch #89. As a registered organ donor, he proudly supports NDNF and is excited for the opportunity to bring awareness to the mission. “I am a huge fan of the work NDN does to save lives,” said Tuch. “They are real heroes. I was honored when they asked me to be part of this ad campaign to spread awareness about the importance of registering as an organ donor and giving hope to those waiting for a transplant.”

About the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation

The Golden Knights Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the primary charitable link between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas community.

The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation supports the Las Vegas community and local non-profits that make a difference every day via partnerships, community programming and direct grants. These initiatives are funded through financial donations and various programming throughout the year. As Las Vegas’ first major professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights recognize and embrace our duty to strengthen and inspire our community.

Our players, coaches, staff, and fans enthusiastically work each day to inspire the Las Vegas community and become agents of growth and change.

About Nevada Donor Network 

Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501©(3) not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) committed to maximizing the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donation. Established in 1987, Nevada Donor Network is one of only 57 OPOs in the U.S. serving more than three million people in the state of Nevada and 110,000 potential transplant recipients across the country. They work collaboratively with hospital staff and community partners to promote research and provide a strong support network to courageous donor families who’ve turned loss into hope. At Nevada Donor Network, they encourage

Nevadans to help individuals in need of life-saving transplants through education, research and action. Nevada Donor Network is a member of Donate Life Nevada, an affiliate of Donate Life

America, whose state-wide efforts encourage Nevadans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. For more information, please visit www.nvdonor.org/

Las Vegas Area Jersey Mike’s Locations Will Donate 100% of Sales to Special Olympics Nevada on March 31

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WHAT:  Wondering what to eat and like helping others? Head to Jersey Mike’s Subs on Wednesday, March 31 and grab a sub, share a catering box with healthcare workers or order through the app for delivery and contact-less pickup. Any way you slice it, 100 percent of your purchase will go to charity.

On March 31, the hardworking teams at 12 Jersey Mike’s locations in the Las Vegas area will give every single dollar in sales, not just the profit, to Special Olympics Nevada. It’s all part of Jersey Mike’s 11th Annual nationwide Day of Giving.

WHO:  All month, generous customers have been making donations at more than 1,800 Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the nation during the 11th Annual “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign for local charities. On March 31 Day of Giving, it’s our turn to give and we’re giving it all away! 

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021– All day!

WHERE:  For addresses and charity information, please visit our charity listing by state.

WHY:  Help a charity where you live: “At Jersey Mike’s, we give to give!”

FAST FACTS 

  • Jersey Mike’s locations nationwide give 100% of ALL sales on Day of Giving as part of the company’s annual Month of Giving campaign in March.
  • During this year’s Month of Giving in March, Jersey Mike’s hopes to raise a record-breaking amount of more than $8 million nationwide for local charities striving to fulfill their missions and make a difference. 
  • Since 2011, Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving has raised more than $32 million for local charities. 

Jersey Mike’s is committed to “Giving…Make a Difference in Someone’s Life.” For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes). Join in the conversation at #JerseyMikesGives.

Southern Nevada Health District Offering Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing at Allegiant Stadium on April 7

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The Southern Nevada Health District is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Allegiant Stadium Testing will occur in Lot H which is located off Dean Martin Drive via Gate 10. Each person getting tested can be pre-registered at www.snhd.info/get-tested/allegiant.

Traveling increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend people delay all non-essential travel. However, people who had time off during spring break may have taken vacations or trips to see relatives that had been deferred due to the ongoing pandemic.

For people who have traveled, the drive-through clinic offers an opportunity for the entire family to get tested. The CDC travel guidance includes recommendations to get tested three to five days after returning from a travel destination. People who are able should also stay home and self-quarantine for a full seven days, even if they test negative. For people who don’t get tested, it is recommended they stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel. The CDC is still recommending against non-essential travel for fully- vaccinated people.

Beginning April 5, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will be open to everyone 16 years and older. However, vaccines are just one of the tools available to stop the pandemic. Getting tested, wearing a face mask in public places and around people who have not been vaccinated, and washing hands frequently continue to be important measures to take to keep COVID-19 case counts down and the positivity rate trending down in Southern Nevada.

More COVID-19 information and resources, including additional testing locations, are available at www.SNHD.info/covid.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.               

Southwest Medical Adds Two New Health Care Providers to Team

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Southwest Medical has added two new health care providers to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community:

Jean Montenegro, APRN joins Southwest Medical’s Nellis Healthcare Center location (420-560 N. Nellis Blvd.) and specializes in adult medicine.

Brittany Williams, APRN joins Southwest Medical’s Siena Heights Healthcare Center location (2845 Siena Heights Dr., Henderson) and specializes in adult medicine.