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Clark County partners with nonprofits to provide 150+ isolation beds during coronavirus pandemic

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 01:19s - Published
Clark County partners with nonprofits to provide 150+ isolation beds during coronavirus pandemic

Clark County partners with nonprofits to provide 150+ isolation beds during coronavirus pandemic

In an effort to relieve pressure on Las Vegas valley hospitals, Clark County says it is providing 150 new isolation beds for people who need to be isolated during the pandemic, with more on the way.

Jeremy Chen reports.

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SOME RELIEF THANKS TO THE WORKOF CLARK COUNTY LEADERS ANDNON-PROFITS.THEY'RE ADDING MORE THAN 150ISOLATION BEDS.13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER JEREMYCHEN IS SHOWING US HOW THISWILL BOOST EFFORTS IN COMBATINGCORONAVIRUS.WITH THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19CONTINUING AT A LOCAL LEVELCLARK COUNTY OFFICIALS AREADDRESSING THE PRESSINGCONCERNS OF HOSPITALS."WE KNOW THAT OUR HOSPITALSWILL BE INUNDATED JUST FROMOUR REGULAR WORK JUST COMING INAND OUT." TO HELP EASE THEBURDEN- THE COUNTY IS NOWADDING MORE THAN 150 ADDITIONALISOLATION BEDS- THROUGH THEHELP OF NON-PROFITS."WE HAVE SAID WE WOULD PUT BEDSTOGETHER AND SO WE CAN MANAGETHAT SURGE." THIS INCLUDES 114BEDS FROM WELL CARE SERVICESAND 39 BEDS FROM CROSSROADS OFSOUTHER NEVADA.32 BEDS FROM THE SALVATION ARMYWILL SPECIFICALLY BE USED TOTREAT CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS 65AND OLDER- A VULNERABLEPOPULATION."THESE FOLKS ARE AT A HIGHERRISK TO GETTING A VIRUS AND TOHAVING COMPLICATIONS." LOCALHEALTH AUTHORITIES SAY THE PEAKOF CORONAVIRUS CASES COULDHAPPEN ON APRIL 17- AND THECOUNTY SAYS THEY ARE WORKING TOMEET THE DEMANDS."WE ARE WORKING HARD TO BEPREPARED READY SO THAT THEGENERAL PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THATWE TAKE THIS SERIOUS."COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE BEENTHANKING THE COMMUNITY FORPRACTICING SOCIAL





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