COVID-19 Information Center

Ensuring the Health of the Public Higher Education Community

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and the Board of Regents continue to work collaboratively with local, county, state, and federal authorities to ensure that all NSHE students, faculty, employees, and visitors of any of NSHE’s eight institutions receive the best available information and practices regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the health of the entire public higher education community.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Nevada have set up informational websites that can help answer frequently asked questions, such as what are the symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

NSHE Chancellor Rose is in daily communications with the Presidents of NSHE’s institutions and NSHE’s Internal Advisory COVID-19 Response Team is coordinating and collaborating on systemwide communications and strategies in NSHE’s continuing effort to prevent the spread of the virus and create a transparent and safe educational experience for Nevada’s public higher education community.

NSHE understands and shares the concerns of its students, faculty, staff and institutions’ communities regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and wellbeing of Nevada’s public higher education community continues to be our utmost priority in the midst of this dynamic and evolving situation.

This page will be updated with the most recent information on NSHE communications related to COVID-19.

NSHE COVID-19 Protocol Update - Oct. 1, 2021

As of October 1, 2021, vaccinations requirements have been approved for both NSHE students and NSHE employees.  Learn more by visiting the NSHE COVID 19 Vaccination Information here.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) continues to follow all federal, state, and local directives to keep our community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face Coverings

Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose has issued an update regarding COVID-19 and face covering requirements for NSHE employees in Clark County. You can find her memo here: Chancellor’s Memo, July 27, 2021.

Due to Nevada’s low vaccination rate and a recent surge in the level of COVID-19 transmissions related to the Delta variant, the Office of the Governor issued emergency Directive No. 47 today, which adopts new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that re-instate a face covering mandate for all unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals in Nevada high-risk counties while in indoor public spaces.

This new face covering mandate has the force of law and is applicable to Nevada’s most high-risk counties as determined by the most recent CDC data, and includes counties where all NSHE institutions and primary campuses are located.* Accordingly, and effective Friday, July 30, 2021, all unvaccinated and vaccinated NSHE students, employees, and members of the public will be required to wear a face covering while inside any building or structure on any NSHE campus or property. This new mandate may remain in effect until the vaccination rate increases and the level of COVID-19 transmissions decreases in Nevada’s high-risk counties.

*Exceptions are in Humboldt County and Lander County where Great Basin College maintains satellite campuses.

Vaccines

NSHE continues to strongly encourage students and employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about where to get a vaccine here: www.immunizenevada.org.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Please click here for more information regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for the NSHE community.

For more information contact the state Department of Health and Human Services’ Nevada COVID Vaccine Call Center at 800-401-0946. The Hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Also, you can find the latest information on vaccinations through NVCOVIDFighter.org and NVHealthResponse.nv.gov .

Vaccination Numbers by Institution

NSHE will post vaccine rates for employees on its website on a weekly basis.

The information below represents all NSHE employees, including academic and administrative faculty, classified staff, graduate assistants, student workers and all other employees. These numbers are current as of Monday, October 18, 2021.

Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nevada Division of Public Behavioral Health, State Board of Health, and other federal, state, and local government and health authorities, calculations within this table are subject to future modifications.

COVID - Vaccination Numbers by Institution
InstitutionVaccinated
Employee Count
Vaccinated
Percentage
Unvaccinated
Employee Count
Unvaccinated
Percentage
Total
Employee Count
Total
Percentage
CSN2,13376.6%65123.4%2,784100.0%
DRI35293.1%266.9%378100.0%
GBC30174.1%10525.9%406100.0%
NSC67184.9%11915.1%790100.0%
System Administration14790.2%169.8%163100.0%
TMCC1,02084.6%18515.4%1,205100.0%
UNLV7,76680.6%1,86819.4%9,634100.0%
UNR6,68788.0%91612.0%7,603100.0%
WNC36275.1%12024.9%482100.0%
TOTAL19,43982.9%4,00617.1%23,445100.0%

Compassion

As we transition into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, compassion and patience are recommended towards all students and colleagues.  Employees may choose to continue wearing a face covering, even those who have been vaccinated.  They should be permitted to do so without judgment or criticism.

Honesty

All students and employees are obligated to follow codes of conduct and workplace policies that demand honesty. Adherence to this updated face covering policy will be incumbent upon the personal integrity and civic responsibility of the individual.

Knowing and willful violations of this policy by a student or employee may result in disciplinary action.

Social Distancing

Local counties retain authority over COVID-19 social distancing, building, and event capacity requirements. NSHE institutions must continue to follow their local county directives.

Remain Vigilant

We all still must remain vigilant and follow appropriate health protocols, including monitoring personal health and continuing healthy hygiene practices, as the fight against COVID is not over.  COVID-19 policies remain subject to amendment whereby mitigation efforts or restrictions may be strengthened or relaxed.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NSHE has strictly adhered to all federal, state, and local directives to keep our community healthy and safe.  NSHE will continue to follow this practice.

Financial Hardship Help

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has information for anyone facing financial hardship that is causing housing insecurity due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For help and guidance to temporarily halt an evection to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click here. The Declaration Form to prevent an eviction can be found by clicking here. Visit the CDC’s website to learn more. The CDC’s eviction moratorium will expire on December 31, 2020.

Governor Sisolak has issued Directive No. 36, which sets forth a Nevada moratorium on residential evictions due to COVID-19 and the inability to pay rent until March 31, 2021. Visit Nevada Health Response: Governor’s Directives and Declarations website to learn more about Directive No. 36.

Related Posts and Pages

NSHE Weekly Report of COVID-19 Positive Cases on Campus

This information is based upon weekly reports made to the Nevada System of Higher Education and may not reflect all current positive cases. This data is being  made available as part of NSHE’s continuing effort to create a  transparent and safe educational experience for Nevada’s public higher education community.

The most current data continues to be gathered on a daily basis from county and state health officials. For more information visit https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.

Southern Nevada

NSHE Weekly Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Cases

Southern Nevada - NSHE Weekly Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Cases
Time PeriodUNLV StudentsUNLV StaffNSC StudentsNSC StaffDRI South StudentsDRI South StaffCSN StudentsCSN StaffNSHE S/A SouthSCS SouthTotal StudentsTotal StaffWeekly TotalsWeekly % (+-)
10/09/21 - 10/15/216010001230019322-15%
10/02/21 - 10/08/215210001800024226+13%
09/25/21 - 10/01/216200001230018523-28%
09/18/21 - 09/24/218140001810030232-9%%
09/11/21 - 09/17/219301002020029635-3%
09/04/21 - 09/10/2118311011110030636+13%
08/21/21 - 09/03/2134300116401221032+23%
08/21/21 - 08/27/21714100940020626+86%
08/14/21 - 08/20/2183000114009817+70%
08/07/21 - 08/13/2141000004104610-17%
07/31/21 - 08/06/2153110002006612+20%
07/24/21 - 07/30/2123000032005510-44%
07/17/21 - 07/23/21270000540071118+100%
07/10/21 - 07/16/213400001100459+80%
07/03/21 - 07/09/211002000200145+25%
06/26/21 - 07/02/213100000000314+300%
06/19/21 - 06/25/2110000000001010%
06/12/21 - 06/18/2100010000000110%
06/15/21 - 06/11/2110000000001010%
05/29-21 - 06/04/2101000000000110%
05/22/21 -05/28/211000000000101-92%
05/15/21 - 05/21/21
65000001006612+500%
05/08/21 - 05/14/210000002000202-78%
05/01/21 - 05/07/214020002100819-18%
04/24/21 - 04/30/2161000031009211+83%
04/17/21 - 04/23/211100003100426-65%
04/10/21 - 04/16/211203000010115217+183%
04/03/21 - 04/09/212020001100516+50%
03/28/21 - 04/02/212100000100224-33%
03/20/21 - 03/26/214010001000606-33%
03/13/21 - 03/19/213300002100549-10%
03/06/21 - 03/12/2142200010017310+43%
02/27/21 - 03/05/212000003200527-56%
02/20/21 - 02/26/21401000920014216-33%
02/13/21 - 02/19/211412000430020424-4%
02/06/21 - 02/12/211231100800021425-26%
01/31/21 - 02/05/212160200410025934-21%
01/25/21 - 01/29/21166100014600311243+2%
01/18/21 - 01/22/21171210008400261642+31%
01/11/21 - 01/15/21710200031000122032-11%
01/04/21 - 01/08/2191641000600132336+13%
12/28/20 - 01/01/2171403000800725320%
12/21/20 - 12/25/20121300000700122032-3%
12/14/20 - 12/18/20111002007300181533-40%
12/07/20 - 12/11/202353100121100381755-23%
11/30/20 - 12/04/20218530024901502171+22%
11/23/20 - 11/27/20259210015600421658-19%
11/16/20 - 11/20/2034641002520063972+33%
11/09/20 - 11/13/2026571001320046854-26%
11/02/20 - 11/06/2042730001920064973+43%
10/26/20 - 10/30/2027842007300381351-9%
10/19/20 - 10/23/2031120001840051556-7%
10/12/20 - 10/16/2032330011740052860+40%
10/05/20 - 10/09/202913000910041243+30%
09/28/20 - 10/02/2018010001400033033+175%
09/21/20 - 09/25/20700000410011112-29%
09/14/20 - 09/18/201112000300016117+55%
09/07/20 - 09/11/2052100012007411-42%
08/31/20 - 09/04/20
1112000410017219
03/01/20 - 08/31/2083391530042110014053193
TOTAL6942399428054281531412164301646

Recent Positive cases of COVID-19 on Campus

The number of new cases reported for the prior week where the individual has been physically on campus in the past 14 days for the reporting week of 9/28/2020-10/9/2020.

COVID-19 Positive Cases Past 14 days, (South)
Time PeriodUNLVNSCDRI SouthCSNNSHE S/A SouthSCS SouthTotal
10/09/21 - 10/15/21510140020
10/02/21 - 10/08/21710140022
09/25/21 - 10/01/21800150023
09/18/21 - 09/24/21930190031
09/11/21 - 09/17/211210210034
09/03/21 - 09/10/211421110028
08/28/21 - 09/03/2173190020
08/21/21 - 08/27/2180050013
08/14/21 - 08/20/21110110013
08/07/21 - 08/13/213004108
07/31/21 - 08/06/2171020010
07/24/21 - 07/30/215003008
07/17/21 - 07/23/2180080016
07/10/21 - 07/16/217001008
07/03/21 - 07/09/211201004
06/26/21 - 07/02/213000003
06/19/21 - 06/25/211000001
06/12/21 - 06/18/210100001
06/15/21 - 06/11/211000001
05/29-21 - 06/04/211000001
05/22/21 -05/28/211000001
05/15/21 - 05/21/21
3001004
05/08/21 - 05/14/210000000
05/01/21 - 05/07/212002005
04/24/21 - 04/30/2170030010
04/17/21 - 04/23/212002004
04/10/21 - 04/16/21121010014
04/03/21 - 04/09/210001001
03/28/21 - 04/02/212000002
03/20/21 - 03/26/212001003
03/13/21 - 03/19/214002006
03/06/21 - 03/12/216100005
02/27/21 - 03/05/211003004
02/20/21 - 02/26/2111090011
02/13/21 - 02/19/21103040017
02/06/21 - 02/12/2192050016
01/31/21 - 02/05/21142040018
01/25/21 - 01/29/211410130028
01/18/21 - 01/22/21150060021
01/11/21 - 01/15/2180060014
01/04/21 - 01/08/21131020016
12/28/20 - 01/01/21150020017
12/21/20 - 12/25/20140050019
12/14/20 - 12/18/20130060019
12/07/20 - 12/11/201910120032
11/30/20 - 12/04/201530190036
11/23/20 - 11/27/201620170035
11/16/20 - 11/20/202340190044
11/09/20 - 11/13/20194070030
11/02/20 - 11/06/202740160045
10/26/20 - 10/30/20270060033
10/19/20 - 10/23/202410130014
10/12/20 - 10/16/202710110012
10/05/20 - 10/09/2022107008
09/28/20 - 10/02/20170090026
09/21/20 - 09/25/204005009
09/14/20 - 09/18/2090030012
09/07/20 - 09/11/207002009
08/31/20 - 09/04/20
4005009
03/01/20 - 08/31/2088005200139

Northern Nevada

NSHE Weekly Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Cases

Northern Nevada - NSHE Weekly Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Cases
Time PeriodGBC StudentsGBC StaffWNC StudentsWNC StaffTMCC StudentsTMCC StaffUNR StudentsUNR StaffDRI North StudentsDRI North StaffNSHE S/A NorthSCS NorthTotal StudentsTotal StaffWeekly TotalsWeekly % (+-)
10/09/21 - 10/15/21021050170000023225-17%
10/02/21 - 10/08/21310160153010024630-39%
09/25/21 - 10/01/21531071283010041849-23%
09/18/21 - 09/24/213120161410000062264-22%
09/11/21 - 09/17/21622114341120001631982-24%
09/03/21 - 09/10/213031173701100009315108-11%
08/28/21 - 09/03/210180133897010011012122+12%
08/21/21 - 08/27/2101215390600109712109+43%
08/14/21 - 08/20/210102525590200601676+38%
08/07/21 - 08/13/210000334170100441155+72%
07/31/21 - 08/06/2100003214120100171532+10%
07/24/21 - 07/30/21000020243000026329+190%
07/17/21 - 07/23/210000108100009110+43%
07/10/21 - 07/16/21000000520000527+40%
07/03/21 - 07/09/21000000320000325-38%
06/26/21 - 07/02/21000001610000628
06/19/21 - 06/25/21000000000000000
06/12/21 - 06/18/21000000000000000-100%
06/15/21 - 06/11/21000100000000011
05/29-21 - 06/04/21000000000000000-100
05/22/21 -05/28/21000000400000404+300%
05/15/21 - 05/21/21
000000100000101-86%
05/08/21 - 05/14/21000000610000617+600%
05/01/21 - 05/07/21000010000000101-67%
04/24/21 - 04/30/21110020000000303-67%
04/17/21 - 04/23/21000010800000909-50%
04/10/21 - 04/16/21001020150000018018-50%
04/03/21 - 04/09/21100020303000033336-22%
03/28/21 - 04/02/21010000387000038846+254%
03/20/21 - 03/26/21010020100000012113-24%
03/13/21 - 03/19/21000000143000014317+70%
03/06/21 - 03/12/210010107100009110-47%
02/27/21 - 03/05/21000020152000017219+73%
02/20/21 - 02/26/210010206200009211-54%
02/13/21 - 02/19/2101002011100000131124+4%
02/06/21 - 02/12/21020020135010015823-52%
01/31/21 - 02/05/21010220405000042649+100%
01/25/21 - 01/29/2110124196000015924-29%
01/18/21 - 01/22/21121060213000029534+13%
01/11/21 - 01/15/21100010199000021930+3%
01/04/21 - 01/08/210200311860000181129-6%
12/28/20 - 01/01/2100000221800002110310%
12/21/20 - 12/25/20010060203010026531-52%
12/14/20 - 12/18/2011133139140100442064-36%
12/07/20 - 12/11/20135180602020007426100+33%
11/30/20 - 12/04/2023112247170000522375-36%
11/23/20 - 11/27/2033601617810001010315118-8%
11/16/20 - 11/20/2011811018521000010424128+13%
11/09/20 - 11/13/203040144741400009518113+16%
11/02/20 - 11/06/205312111152120000801797+67%
10/26/20 - 10/30/201254723250000451358+23%
10/19/20 - 10/23/20001090334000043447-36%
10/12/20 - 10/16/200051934960000631073+22%
10/05/20 - 10/09/20012061473000055560-48%
09/28/20 - 10/02/20001140107300001124116-19%
09/21/20 - 09/25/20100051131600001377144+23%
09/14/20 - 09/18/20102031108200001143117+34%
09/07/20 - 09/11/20100010769000078987+58%
08/31/20 - 09/04/20
002020501000054155
03/01/20 - 08/31/2000002211218021011423137
TOTAL454079222474820533180143024244452869

Recent Positive cases of COVID-19 on Campus

The number of new cases reported for the prior week where the individual has been physically on campus in the past 14 days for the reporting week of 9/28/2020-10/9/2020.

COVID-19 Positive Cases Past 14 days, (North)
Time PeriodGBCWNCTMCCUNRDRI NorthNSHE SA NothSCS NorthTotal
10/09/21 - 10/15/212021700021
10/02/21 - 10/08/211141800024
09/25/21 - 10/01/215133000039
09/18/21 - 09/24/213193800051
09/11/21 - 09/17/2173115000071
09/03/21 - 09/10/2134127700096
08/28/21 - 09/03/21131292100109
08/21/21 - 08/27/211157701085
08/14/21 - 08/20/211244620055
08/07/21 - 08/13/210063300039
07/31/21 - 08/06/210031210015
07/24/21 - 07/30/210021700019
07/17/21 - 07/23/2100060006
07/10/21 - 07/16/2100040004
07/03/21 - 07/09/2100020002
06/26/21 - 07/02/2100150006
06/19/21 - 06/25/2100000000
06/12/21 - 06/18/2101000001
06/15/21 - 06/11/2101000001
05/29-21 - 06/04/2100000000
05/22/21 -05/28/2100020002
05/15/21 - 05/21/21
00000000
05/08/21 - 05/14/2100010001
05/01/21 - 05/07/2100000000
04/24/21 - 04/30/2110100002
04/17/21 - 04/23/2100120003
04/10/21 - 04/16/2101070008
04/03/21 - 04/09/210002200022
03/28/21 - 04/02/210003200032
03/20/21 - 03/26/2100050005
03/13/21 - 03/19/210001200012
03/06/21 - 03/12/2101160008
02/20/21 - 02/26/2100230005
02/13/21 - 02/19/2110080009
02/06/21 - 02/12/212001200014
01/31/21 - 02/05/211001800019
01/25/21 - 01/29/211001000011
01/18/21 - 01/22/2100160007
01/11/21 - 01/15/2110070008
01/04/21 - 01/08/2110160008
12/28/20 - 01/01/21001900010
12/21/20 - 12/25/2000250007
12/14/20 - 12/18/202312100027
12/07/20 - 12/11/202002000022
11/30/20 - 12/04/204211100018
11/23/20 - 11/27/205452901044
11/16/20 - 11/20/201624300052
11/09/20 - 11/13/203383000044
11/02/20 - 11/06/206933400052
10/26/20 - 10/30/203831500029
10/19/20 - 10/23/200121400017
10/12/20 - 10/16/200571800030
10/05/20 - 10/09/201102500027
09/28/20 - 10/02/200204900051

Stay Informed and Be Prepared

For the NSHE community, we continue to emphasize:

“STAY INFORMED and BE PREPARED”

NSHE institutions have created or are in the process of creating web pages with regularly updated information. These web pages contain the latest information from a variety of sources, as well as tips for faculty, students and staff regarding issues that could arise from coronavirus.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
College of Southern Nevada

Desert Research Institute
Great Basin College
Nevada State College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Western Nevada College

Health, Wellness and Prevention

The best line of defense against novel coronavirus is to use the “best practices” associated with the CDC’s prevention guidelines. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Everyday preventive actions include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

If You Are Sick

NSHE is encouraging the Nevada public higher education community to be mindful of their own health and contact a health-care provider if they are experiencing any of the known symptoms. Students at NSHE institutions should contact the campus Student Health Center.  NSHE institution leadership and faculty are working together to ensure that if students miss class due to illness, opportunities will be provided to make up missed work.

Perspective

We are reminding the state-wide NSHE community to please keep perspective about what is happening, demonstrate empathy to others, and show respect. We must avoid stereotyping or stigmatizing any individuals, ethnicities, or nationalities on our campus communities.  There continue to be a number of unknowns, but NSHE is urging everyone to stay calm, stay informed, and be prepared.

More Information

Please contact each NSHE institution for more information specific to that campus.

If you require information from NSHE System Administration, please contact Francis McCabe, NSHE Communication’s Officer at fmccabe@nshe.nevada.edu or 702-889-8426.

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