University Updates on Coronavirus

The University has prepared comprehensive operations actions based on the latest directions from Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Chancellor’s Office. Assessment of the latest public health data and information remains an ongoing process for the University and the State of Nevada. Therefore, policies and procedures for University operations as well as mode of instruction may change through time. If the incidence of COVID-19 subsides, the University may move to less restrictive social distancing. However, if a severe spike in virus incidence occurs in Nevada, the University is prepared to transition to all-remote modes of instruction for a period of time, if directed.

Guidance for suspected or positive COVID-19 cases

Students and employees

The following must be followed in the event of COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or a positive test.

Supervisors and faculty

The following information is intended to assist decision-makers when approached by a student or employee regarding suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Building a safe campus experience for our community

A ready campus

  • Offer a phased return to campus in order to safely transition research, students, faculty and staff back to in-person operations
  • Educate students, faculty and staff about coronavirus and follow all public health and safety guidelines
  • “Be nimble” and ready to adapt as COVID-19 circumstances change

Academic instruction

  • Return to on-campus classes for the second Summer Session on Monday, July 13
  • Start the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020
  • Mix of online and face-to-face instruction
  • Support for faculty to enhance “HyFlex" instruction

Student success

  • Academic support for students through myriad of student support services
  • Enhanced health and safety measures including sanitation stations at building entrances, in all classrooms, regular high touchpoint cleaning and classroom spacing to promote social distancing
  • Students, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings
  • Per State and County health regulations, the University will remain COVID-19 compliant across its facilities, in offering resources and in managing classrooms and events on campus

COVID-19 news from the University

The University of Nevada, Reno campus viewed looking south from the top of Lawlor Events Center

Working toward the start of a new academic year

President Marc Johnson addresses University community and provides guidance for getting the Pack back to school

man sitting at a computer

Extension offering back-to-the-basics sessions to help small businesses

Entrepreneurs starting and altering businesses during the pandemic need information and resources

Up-close image of a person wearing a face mask

New survey focuses on COVID-19 behaviors and beliefs

University of Nevada, Reno assistant professor in political science part of multidisciplinary team of scholars dedicated to informing risk messaging and public policy


Coronavirus resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about coronavirus symptoms, seeking medical attention and recommendations from the CDC.

Washoe County Health District

Get insights and recommendations regarding coronavirus from the Washoe County Health District.

Regional Information Center

Get the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Washoe County, local resources and information from the Reno-Sparks-Washoe County Regional Information Center.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center (SHC) at the University of Nevada, Reno provides high quality medical care to the student community. Telemedicine and some in-person (limited) appointments are available.