Virus Outbreak Nevada

A man has his temperature taken at a makeshift camp for the homeless Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

UPDATE (April 4): Gov. Steve Sisolak on Saturday urged healthcare professionals to sign up for the Battle Born Medical Corps to help expand Nevada's response to COVID-19.

Sisolak signed his 11th emergency directive on Wednesday, aimed at expanding the healthcare workforce to fight COVID-19. The directive waives certain licensing requirements to allow Nevada to add additional health care workers into the state's medical system.

"It will also allow certain doctors, nurses, EMTs, and even medical students to go to work right now caring for COVID-19 patients," the email from Gov. Sisolak's office on Saturday stated.

Those interested in joining the Corps can log onto ServNV.org.


ORIGINAL REPORT (April 1): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Clark County officials made a call for retired health care and medical professionals who are able to volunteer to sign up for the Medical Reserve Corp of Southern Nevada.

Those interested can do so here: https://servnv.org/

The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers-Nevada (SERV-NV) will vet volunteer health professionals and deploy them according to their skills and credentials in the SERV-NV registry. 

SERV-NV is part of the Emergency System of Advance Registration for Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), "which is a national network of state-based systems that verifies the identity and credentials of health professionals so that they can more readily volunteer for disaster, public health, and medical emergencies," the county said.

Those who register can join the Medical Reserve Corps, Statewide Volunteer Pool or Mental Health Crisis Counselors. 

Health professionals with a range of skills and backgrounds can join the SERV-NV organization including medics, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, mental health professionals. By registering through SERV-NV, volunteers’ identities, licenses, credentials, accreditations, and hospital privileges are all verified. Qualified professionals then become part of an alert system that draws upon the pool of available professional volunteers in an emergency. A link to the online registration form is posted on SERV-NV’s website at https://servnv.org/agreement.php.

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