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.

COVID-19 news from the University

Nevada Public Health Training Center disease investigators Dulce Leyva, Cynthia Cabrales, seated, and Luis Godoy, standing, in a shaded courtyard at the Washoe County District Health facility in Reno.

COVID contact tracing: the people behind the calls

School of Community Health Sciences provides critical COVID-19 services through its Nevada Public Health Training Center

Nevada Association of Counties Executive Director Dagny Stapleton

Nevada Association of Counties launches new program to help small businesses

Extension offering virtual town hall Wednesday to provide information on the grant program

A technician at work in the Nevada State Public Health Lab

Nevada State Public Health Lab-led team studying COVID-19 reinfection

Fighting the pandemic: University of Nevada, Reno research effort continues with early, genomics-based evidence of reinfection


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.