🌱 UMC Warns About Wait Times + COVID Cases Surge

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Morning, Las Vegas! Here's everything you need to know to get this Tuesday started. Here's everything you need to know in Las Vegas today.

First, today's weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 54 Low: 37.

Here are the top 3 stories today in Las Vegas:

  1. The University Medical Center warns people about longer wait times for non-urgent medical care due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Southern Nevada. The community can help mitigate this issue by "avoiding unnecessary ER and Quick Care visits for non-urgent medical needs." People who test positive should isolate at home and monitor their symptoms. If their conditions worsen, then they are recommended to seek medical care. (KTNV Las Vegas)

  2. COVID-19 cases in Las Vegas have totaled to over 8,000 during the New Year festivities last weekend. This brought the total to 377,518 cases in the district. Governor Steve Sisolak and his team are continuing to analyze the numbers and are working to provide resources to combat the surge they are facing. Until official mandates are set in place, Sisolak encourages the community to get vaccinated, get boosted, and continue wearing masks regardless of vaccination status. (Las Vegas Sun)

  3. This week's "The Beatles LOVE" shows in Las Vegas have been postponed. This Cirque du Soleil show that was supposed to be held from Jan. 4 through 8 will be rescheduled for later this year. The normal performance schedule will resume Tuesday, Jan. 11. (News3LV)

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Today in Las Vegas:

  • Automotive Tech: Megatrends (formerly Consumer Telematics Show) at The Cosmopolitan at Las Vegas (9:00 AM)

  • Movement and Music Storytime at Rainbow Library (11:00 AM)

  • Words & Wiggles at Summerlin Library (11:15 AM)

  • Centennial Hills Readers' Circle Book Club at Centennial Hills Library (11:30 AM)

  • Teen Tuesdays at Centennial Hills Library (3:00 PM)

  • Lego Club at Rainbow Library (4:00 PM)

  • Reading Buddies at Sunrise Library (4:00 PM)

  • Music and Movement Storytime at West Charleston Library (6:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The US National Weather Service of Las Vegas Nevada is reminding everyone to dress warmly for the week! The temperatures will be around 30 degrees, so Las Vegas workers are going to have a chilly start to their first work week of 2022. Good look with the weather out there and stay warm. (Facebook)

  • The Las Vegas Valley Water District is encouraging everyone to give one last holiday gift to the community by recycling their Christmas tree. You can drop it off for free at a convenient location listed on their site. (Facebook)

  • Vegas Chamber is looking for a Digital Media Strategist to join their Marketing Team. They are interested in people who are passionate about working with videos, graphics, websites and, social media. Learn more about it on their website and apply! (Facebook)

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Now you're in the loop and ready to start this Tuesday off right! I'll see you back in your inbox tomorrow morning with your next update.

Dominique-Noelle Rafael

About me: Dominique is a self taught UX/UI designer based in Princeton, NJ. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland last spring with a bachelor's degree in Information Science. She is excited to begin working on the Patch newsletter project this year!

This article originally appeared on the Las Vegas Patch

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