Vegas hospital opens clinic to provide long-term COVID care

August 28, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas hospital has opened a clinic to provide ongoing care to so-called long-haulers — people with long-term medical complications from COVID-19.

University Medical Center said its clinic is the first of its kind in Nevada and will also help patients enroll in clinical trials for new therapies to treat long-term symptoms, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Long-term symptoms include heart and lung conditions, pain and cognitive impairment.

In another development, the Clark County School District Board on Wednesday will consider allowing the superintendent to establish a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for district employees.

Requiring COVID-19 vaccination “is the responsible, common-sense course of action,” based on experiences of many government agencies, businesses and other organizations, the Clark County district said in a statement. “Our top priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. “