Cashman ISO-Q Complex Closes After Serving More Than 245 Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

county city joint release

June 30, 2020


Dan Kulin, Public Information Officer, Clark County, 702-376-3764

Jace Radke, Senior Public Information Officer, City of Las Vegas, 702-249-3514

Cashman ISO-Q Complex To Close After Serving 245 Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Complex Successfully Provided Location For Vulnerable Population To Quarantine Safely


    The joint Clark County-City of Las Vegas ISO-Q (Isolation and Quarantine) Complex at Cashman Center is closing today, after serving 245 people since opening April 13. The complex served as a safe place for individuals experiencing homelessness who were able to quarantine, ensure that others were not infected and in some cases recover from COVID-19.


    Complex staff also oversaw the administering of 860 COVID-19 tests, 17 of which were positive. The ISO-Q helped a total of 22 COVID-19 positive individuals recover. The complex provided a total of 2,220 individual nights of acute observation since the first patient arrived. Without the ISO-Q, additional pandemic patients would have been sent to area hospitals for observation. In addition, more than 20,000 health screenings have occurred at the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center since April 13.


    While the ISO-Q complex has served its purpose and will close today, the remaining individuals utilizing the complex are being moved to other facilities, to continue their quarantine and recovery. The six COVID-19 positive individuals who were at the ISO-Q were moved yesterday. The county will continue to find housing and care for medically fragile homeless individuals who would have been placed at the Cashman facility. Those placements are expected to largely be at county-funded facilities. The city will continue to operate the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center as a haven for any who are in need.


    The ISO-Q saw a high of 66 individuals at the complex on April 30, and the high in May was 54 patients on May 17 and 18. Since then the number of individuals at the facility has steadily declined to the 12 that were at the facility on June 29.


    Construction on the Cashman ISO-Q Complex began March 31 by Vision Building Systems. It is believed that the Cashman ISO-Q was a first-of-its-kind complex in the nation, serving the homeless population during the pandemic. The complex featured separate areas for homeless people who were quarantined because they were exposed to the coronavirus but had no symptoms, an isolation area for those who were symptomatic and awaiting test results, and a third section for those who were in isolation with confirmed coronavirus test results.


    Patients in need were transported or referred from area hospitals and medical providers, freeing up additional hospital bed space. Hospitals continued to provide care for the seriously ill and those in need of a ventilator.


    The city of Las Vegas provided perimeter fencing, Wi-Fi, potable water and sewer connection. The tents included heating/air conditioning, power, lights and 10’ by 10’ individual rooms. There were separate tents and restroom/shower facilities for those in quarantine and those in isolation.


    Clark County and the city of Las Vegas jointly funded the facility. Team Rubicon, a volunteer group made up of veterans who assist with emergency disaster relief, helped to operate the facility. The city oversaw operations and security, and North Las Vegas provided many of the tests used at the facility.


    The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE was instrumental in organizing donations that were utilized at the facility.