MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) -- On Monday, January 25, 2021 the Heart Walk Committee approved to postpone an upcoming community event for the Mesquite Community to the earliest possible dates (TBA). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has required the City of Mesquite and their community partners to postpone events since November 2020. Governor Sisolak has issued an executive order limiting nonessential activities and no more than 50 participants at social gatherings. On January 11, 2021 it was announced the order would be extended through February 15, 2021.
Community safety is the highest priority of the Hospital and the City and includes protecting the health and well-being of our residents. The City understands and shares the disappointment of how this impacts the community, families and surrounding areas. In the coming months and as conditions allow, the City will hold more community events, please watch for updates.
The City of Mesquite is constantly monitoring the global, state and local situation of the COVID–19. Resident safety and their well-being is a top priority. For the latest information related COVID-19 and the City of Mesquite, please follow health.mesquitenv.gov.
For more information please call the City of Mesquite Leisure Services Department 702-346-8732 or Robert Fuller 702-743-3459 of Mesa View Regional Hospital.
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide
RENO, Nev. – January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans through Feb. 28. Radon test kits are available at Extension offices and partnering locations statewide.
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving and house fires.
In Nevada, one in four homes tested show radon concentrations at or above the EPA action level. According to experts, living in a home with radon concentrations at the action level poses a similar risk of developing lung cancer as smoking about half a pack of cigarettes a day.
The risk of radon-caused lung cancer can be reduced. A simple three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem, and winter is an ideal time to test a home for radon. If radon problems are found, they can be fixed.
Free test kits are available through Feb. 28 at the following northern Nevada partner locations:
In southern Nevada, free test kits are available through Feb. 28 at the following locations. Please call ahead for an appointment:
A list of test kit locations can be found on the Radon website at https://extension.unr.edu/radon/pub.aspx?PubID=2582.
Nevadans can also request a free test kit online at https://2021freeradonkit.eventbrite.com/, or by mailing in the confirmation email from the Radon Test Kit Request at https://extension.unr.edu/radon/pub.aspx?PubID=2748 along with a $5 check or money order to Board of Regents. All mailed test kits require $5 for shipping, and ordering through Eventbrite will also incur a small online handling fee.
For more information, call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-RADON10 (1-888-723-6610) or visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at www.RadonNV.com. Extension, the EPA and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health urge all Nevadans to test their homes for radon.
The Nevada Radon Education Program is a program of University of Nevada, Reno Extension and is funded by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number K1-96963520-1 from the EPA. Since the program began in 2007, about 31,900 homes have been tested in Nevada.
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Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health issues Technical Bulletin reflecting updated guidance from CDC
SUBMITTED BY: NEVADA HEALTH RESPONSE
Carson City, NV – Today updated guidance was issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the shortening of the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19.
Individuals may now resume normal activity after 7 days if they tested negative starting on day 5 of the quarantine or after 10 days if they remain asymptomatic and testing is not available. When testing is not available, individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic must be quarantined for 10 days from the time of their most recent exposure. This includes, but is not limited to, at home quarantine, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group quarantine facility.
Previously, the CDC guidelines recommended a 14-day period for quarantined individuals.
Recent data analysis demonstrated that most of those exposed to COVID-19 who later developed the infection did so on the third to fifth day after exposure rather than later, hence the shortening of recommended quarantine.
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin with information on these updates.
CDC Updated Guidance for Reducing Quarantine Period for Contacts of Persons with COVID-19 Infection
This bulletin is intended for employers and businesses; health care providers; and public health officials managing persons who could have been exposed to COVID-19 and undergoing quarantine. The bulletin describes the newly revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to shorten the required quarantine period for individuals with recent exposure history to COVID-19 from 14 days down to 7 days with negative testing, OR for 10 days if testing is not available.
Intermountain Healthcare Opens News Heart and Vascular Clinic in Mesquite, Nevada, to Enhance Access to Cardiovascular Care for Area Residents
As part of its mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible, which includes providing direct access to cardiovascular care in rural areas in need of specialty providers, Intermountain Healthcare has opened its first heart and vascular clinic in Mesquite, Nevada.
The new clinic, located at 786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A, in Mesquite, will be staffed by five cardiology providers and two vascular clinicians, and will feature state-of-the art technology.
Starting in October, three providers who focus on electrophysiology will begin offering services to patients at the clinic. The full range of the services available at the clinic includes ECG, echocardiograms, vascular ultrasounds, device interrogations, cardiac arrhythmia risk evaluations, structural heart evaluations, general cardiology evaluations, and venous and arterial evaluations.
“We’re elated to offer these services to Mesquite residents who would otherwise have to travel a significant distance away from their homes to St. George or Las Vegas to receive the same level of quality care,” said Tonja Reidy, director of cardiology at Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada. “Our clinicians and caregivers at this clinic benefit from the resources of our cardiology program, which is fully integrated with highly specialized heart services from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute.”
Heart disease is a major health problem in the world and in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. One person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, which is one in every four deaths.
The new Intermountain heart and vascular clinic, which opened on Sept. 4, is located adjacent to Intermountain’s myGeneration Senior Clinic, which opened in its new location last October. The myGeneration Senior Clinic model specializes in advanced senior primary care, focusing on preventive methods that provide better health outcomes. Patients of myGeneration Senior Clinics enjoy more time with their providers, access to a network of Intermountain Healthcare specialists, and many other exclusive benefits. The Virgin Valley clinic is also currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients.
Intermountain Healthcare Heart and Vascular Clinic Location
786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A
Mesquite, NV 89027
Clinic Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals, 215 clinics, a Medical Group with 2,500 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs. For more information, see intermountain.com/nevada.
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CCSD Guide to Reopening Schools Proposal
The job of a parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs anyone can take
on during the course of their life. The desire to keep your children safe, happy and
healthy moves into the core of your very existence the moment you hold that little one in
your arms for the first time. And, it changes your perspective on what it means to be a
protector of all children. A reality that truly hits home as I stand with the care of 320,000
children entrusted to me by thousands of parents and guardians in our Valley.
I want to thank our students, families, educators, Board of School Trustees, and
members of our community regarding our collective efforts to educate our students
during school closures as a result of COVID-19. As a community, we have faced
immense challenges and obstacles and have proven to be a stronger, united team by
defying these obstacles together.
For the past few months, this district, alongside the rest of the global community
affected by COVID-19, has faced one of the toughest ordeals ever. The sudden
shutdown of almost every facet of life - retail, banking, entertainment, some medical
facilities, and yes, school - all over the world, has shaken the foundation of our lives.
Getting back to a place of normalcy will not be an easy process, but it's one we have to
work towards with thoughtfulness and patience. My focus is getting our children back on
track with their educational goals and we need the help of the entire community to get
there. Goals that we cannot ignore even as we continue to try to understand what this
virus means for our lives well into the future. But the safety of our children and staff is of
the utmost importance.
The plan that our team will be sharing tonight is not optimal, but it is sound. In January,
an entire country was brought to a standstill due to a virus that wreaked havoc across
our world, so this unconventional plan isn’t an educational structure that is conducive to
long term positive outcomes, but it is a plan that will ensure our students have an
educational future. Now, let me be clear, urban public education was already in a crisis!
The world just ignored the harsh truth and this unfortunate pandemic pulled back the
veil on the bleak and dire issues our students face and the inequities that we faced in
our urban schools. Our plan was guided by educational experts and we used mandatory
guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and follows the guidelines and
restrictions of Nevada’s Phase 2 requirements. The reopening of schools plan takes all
learners into consideration, especially our students with special needs and ELL
students, and it takes into account the health and safety of our staff at school sites. I
value the input of the Board of Trustees and the input of the community. Therefore, I pushed the team to bring our recommendation forward as soon as possible to provide
everyone time to process and refine our thinking. Returning our students to schools is a
community challenge; it will take all of us to do what is best for our students.
None of us could have ever imagined that this is the world in which we would currently
live. As businesses are reopening and getting people back to work, we understand that
the approach that we’ve chosen will make it tough on parents who don’t have child care
options during the day. We live in a community that operates 24 hours and I understand
the challenges that we are facing. I want to assure our parents that we understand your
concerns and we are working with our partners to try to find solutions.
Time is of the essence! Our principals need information ASAP! As a matter of fact,
today is too late - but we have been waiting for decisions to be made that are out of our
control! Our school leaders are already under an intense amount of pressure with a
nearly impossible timeline to plan, prepare, and implement a plan for instruction to serve
our students. At this time, we still do not have any information from the State regarding
our budget; therefore, we are building plans of which we have definitive information
regarding our potential budget. We must lead with a sense of urgency. Our students are
depending on us.
Comprehensive health and safety plan will be in place to protect guests and employee-owners.
Mesquite, NV (May 27, 2020) – Eureka Casino Resort announced today an outline of the comprehensive measures the company is undertaking to safely reopen after temporarily being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The plan not only meets, but exceeds, the Southern Nevada Health Department and the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s health and safety standards. Significant time and investments have been made in specialized equipment to clean and sanitize the entirety of the Mesquite, NV property.
“We know how important it is for people to be able to confidently return to doing the things that they love,” said Andre Carrier, Chief Operating Officer of Eureka Casino Resort. “To that end, we have taken every step to implement a plan that protects our employee-owners and their families, our guests, and the communities in which we work and live. Let’s be clear: the objective is to make our property an inhospitable environment for the virus, while still leaving the Eureka very much the warm, friendly, and hospitality-centric environment guests have known and loved for years.”
While the Eureka may not look exactly like it used to, hospitality and guest service is still the hallmark of the Eureka Way: serving our guests, community, and one another with care, compassion, and dedication. The company’s core values recognize that service to community is a partnership; while employee-owners are working hard to create a safe and fun environment, it is their hope that guests will play a role in keeping the environment a sanctuary of safety and enjoyment as well.
The outline of the Eureka safety plan includes:
For a comprehensive list of procedures and protocols and for operating hours, please visit EurekaMesquite.com/covid.
“As part of our promise to guests and employee-owners, we will continue to work with health experts and government officials to act rapidly as guidance continues to evolve. In doing so, we’re joining a determined and hopeful global community that has responded with courage to this unique challenge, continued Carrier. “We look forward to welcoming guests back to the Eureka, we’re well prepared, and now, finally, we are ready to play.”
About Eureka Casino Resort
Eureka Casino Resort was founded by the Lee family in Las Vegas, NV. It operates a wide-ranging number of businesses, including Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite, NV. The Lee Family sold it to the employees in 2015 making it Nevada's first 100% employee owned casino. For multiple years, Eureka has been named one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Medium Workplaces and a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company. Eureka also operates The Rising Star Sports Ranch in Mesquite, NV, as well as Eureka Las Vegas and The Brook, a casino in Seabrook, NH. The dedication of employee-owners to hard work extends to each and every guest and the communities they serve.
[Mesquite, Nevada, March 12, 2020] The Mesquite NV Chamber of Commerce is launching a Mesquite COVID-19 Community Task Force. The task force will be made of Business Leaders and Health Professionals. Its mission is to provide current information and resources about Coronavirus to the business and residential community of Mesquite, Nevada.
“The Chamber is working to ensure our local business community is prepared for any scenario and wants to provide factual information to the Mesquite community,” said Carol Kolson, Mesquite Chamber President and CEO. “It is prudent for businesses and the community to take steps to be prepared even though Mesquite does not currently have any cases of Coronavirus.”
The Chamber will be facilitating a meeting with Business Leaders and Health Professionals at the Eureka Casino Resort on Tuesday, March 17th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Businesses wanting to participate may rsvp for the meeting by calling 702-346-2902.
The purpose of the meeting is to quickly implement the Three P’s: Prevent, Plan, and Practice. Businesses of all sizes can be effective by simply posting and communicating vital information, updates, and reminders at work.
The Chamber website, www.mesquitenvchamber.com, now has a link to Coronavirus information on the homepage. This page will be continually updated. If you have any questions, please reach out to Carol Kolson at email@example.com.
MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) – There are several ways in which heat can affect children, adults, and seniors. Some of the effects of heat on the body are more serious than others; thus, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms of the various heat-related disorders, starting with the most severe. Please be aware of the symptoms and stay hydrated at all times! Heat stroke is the most serious health problem for all in hot environments, is caused by the failure of the body internal mechanism to regulate its core temperature. Sweating stops and the body can no longer rid itself of excess heat. Signs of heat stroke include:
Victims of Heat Stoke will die unless treated promptly. While medical help should be called, the victim must be removed immediately to a cool area and his or her clothing soaked with cool water. He or she should be fanned vigorously to increase cooling. Prompt first aid can prevent permanent injury to the brain and other vital organs.
Heat exhaustion develops as a result of the loss of fluid through sweating when a worker has failed to drink enough fluids. The person with heat exhaustion still sweats but experiences extreme weakness or fatigue, giddiness, nausea, or headache. The skin is clammy and moist, the complexion pale or flushed, and the body temperature normal or slightly higher. Treatment is usually simple: the victim should rest in a cool place and drink plenty of an electrolyte drink or water.
Heat cramps frequently occur in the extremities. They abruptly appear as a sudden charlie horse and limit movement of the involved arm or leg. Heat cramps may be painful but spontaneously resolve over time. Heat cramps are caused by salt losses with sweating and are treated with electrolyte-balanced fluids, such as Gatorade, Powerade and other electrolyte drinks.
Heat syncope occurs when a person suddenly faints after standing for a long period. This fainting results from blood pooling in the legs, causing less blood to be delivered to the brain. Heat syncope may be treated by lying down or prevented by moving around while working, stay semi-active.
Heat rash, also known as prickly heat, may occur in hot and humid environments where sweat is not easily removed from the surface of the skin by evaporation. When extensive or complicated by infection, heat rash can be so uncomfortable that it inhibits sleep and impedes a person’s performance or even results in temporary total disability. It can be prevented by resting in a cool place and allowing the skin to dry.
For more information about this event and other programs please download the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!
For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at www.mesquitenv.gov. For more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook Page is www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services
100 West Old Mill Road Mesquite, Nevada 89027
MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) – American Red Cross with the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 9:00AM – 2:00PM at The Mesquite Recreation Center located at 100 West Old Mill Rd.
To schedule your appointment or for more information log onto redcross.org and enter the Sponsor Code: “CITYOFMESQUITE” or contact the Mesquite Recreation Center. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call the Red Cross at 800-733-2767 or 866-236-3276.
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!
For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
MESQUITE, NV (Dept. of Athletics & Leisure Services) - In April, the Southern Nevada Health District reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Southern Nevada in 2019. The individual, a female over the age of 50, had the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness and has recovered. There were no reported human cases of West Nile virus in Clark County last year.
“West Nile virus is a preventable illness, and it is important to remind everyone to take steps to prevent mosquito bites, especially as we start to spend more time outside,” said Dr. Joe Iser, Chief Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “There are simple things you can do to prevent bites and to prevent mosquito breeding around your home to protect yourself, your family, and your community.”
West Nile virus is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes that have acquired the virus by feeding on infected birds. The illness is not spread person to person. Many people with the virus will have no symptoms or very mild clinical symptoms of illness. Mild symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach, and back. In some cases, the virus can cause severe neurologic illness and even death.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Program regularly tests mosquito pools for West Nile, St. Louis Encephalitis, and Western Equine Encephalitis. As of May 3, 323 traps were set throughout Clark County with 1,906 mosquitoes submitted to the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory for analysis. The Health District has not reported any mosquito pools that are positive for West Nile virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, or Western Equine Encephalitis so far this season. The program also conducts surveillance for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, the two species known to spread the Zika virus.
“It’s important to remember that mosquito-borne disease can be in our community even though our Mosquito Surveillance Program has not identified any West Nile virus-positive mosquito pools,” added Iser. The Health District recommends the following to prevent mosquito bites and to eliminate breeding sources:
Additional prevention tips are available on the CDC’s Prevent Mosquito Bites webpage.
The City of Mesquite Athletics and Leisure Services Department is partnering with Dan Slater, Senior Environmental Health Specialist at the Health District and Joe Macias, Animal Control Supervisor at the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) to host a training/education seminar on breeding, prevention information, and updated disease statistics on Monday, May 20, 2019., We want to thank the Health District and MPD for providing this information to the public., The seminar is free to the entire community.,
Location: Mesquite City Hall Council Chambers, 10 East Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite, Nevada.
Date: May 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
For more information about this event and other programs please download the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!
For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov. For more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook Page is: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.