March 5, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada - On Thursday, March 5, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) confirmed its first “presumptive positive” case of COVID-19 of a local Nevada resident. The individual recently traveled to Washington state and Texas and was confirmed by the SNHD to be asymptomatic during his airline travels back to Nevada. The SNHD is awaiting final confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the patient is currently under quarantine at a local hospital.
SNHD continues to reinforce that Clark County residents and visitors remain at “low risk” of contracting the virus. The SNHD, recommends the continuation of everyday preventative actions, and suggests seeking medical care if you experience any flu-like symptoms.
On Monday, March 2 Vice President Pence, who has been appointed to lead the White House Coronavirus Task Force, emphasized that the risk to the American public remains low and that there is no recommendation for any limitations on travel within the United States. CDC Director Robert Redfield reiterated this, saying that Americans should "go about and live their normal lives." Las Vegas Events, through the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, remains in ongoing communications and coordination with the SNHD, the Governor’s office, Clark County leadership, local hospitals, our resort partners and McCarran International Airport.
Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available on the Health District website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus, or contact its helpline at 702-759-INFO (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT) or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
For updates specific to Las Vegas, please visit www.vegasmeansbusiness.com.
IS LAS VEGAS STILL HOSTING THE FEI WORLD CUP™ FINALS?
While this is a fluid situation, Las Vegas is currently planning to host the 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals. We will closely monitor updated recommendations from the CDC and state and local health authorities as it relates to hosting large events and add appropriate safeguards in coordination with our venue partner and local health response teams to address COVID-19 concerns.