Southern Nevada officials urge caution ahead of Memorial Day as COVID upticks
As Las Vegas-area residents are celebrating graduations and preparing to spend Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, the Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging increased caution against COVID-19 because of an uptick in cases.
As of May 23, a total of 523,676 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Clark County, and a total of 8,494 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.
The health district said individuals can protect themselves and others by wearing a well-fitting mask in public indoor places, especially those who are immunocompromised or have illnesses that increase their risk of getting seriously ill.
Officials say COVID-19 vaccines and boosters remain the most effective protection against the virus, severe illness, hospitalization and death.
The health district has a list of vaccination clinics online.