Announcements and messages

COVID-19 February and March directive updates
February 19, 2021

Gov. Sisolak last week pointed to this positive trend in announcing several new public health directives that will help Nevada transition to a new period. Here are a few of Gov. Sisolak’s directives and how they relate to current University conditions...


2021 virtual commencement
February 8, 2021

As the University is required to follow federal, state, and county guidelines, it appears unlikely — even as the collective effort and actions of so many in our community have helped move the needle in a positive direction — that large gatherings will not be permitted this spring. This is why we have begun planning a virtual Commencement Ceremony for all May 2021 graduates on Friday, May 14, 2021...


On-campus vaccine point-of-distribution on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
February 1, 2021

The University has secured a limited number of vaccines for distribution on campus through our own Point of Distribution (POD) on Friday, Feb. 5. Employees who are eligible for this latest round of vaccinations will be receiving a survey email from Human Resources ascertaining their availability to receive the vaccine...

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Vaccine distribution

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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.

Contact tracing

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) is the designated agency reponsible for contact tracing. Learn more how the Student Health Center works with the WCHD and how contact tracing works.

COVID-19 news from the University

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory

Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an usual mutation

Assistant professor Kyra Stull with her dog Ozymandias sitting on rocks overlooking Washoe Valley Lake

University assistant professor shares her experience contracting COVID-19

Kyra Stull says the choices we make are not our own

Head shots of Mark Riddle M.D., Dr.P.H., UNR Med professor and associate dean of clinical research; Trudy Larson, M.D., dean of the School of Community Health Sciences; and Diana Sande, Nevada Public Health Training Center communications manager, School of Community Health Sciences, who are presentiing science-based information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Are there still things we don’t know about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Drs. Mark Riddle and Trudy Larson, along with Diana Sande from the Nevada Public Health Training Center, break down important information about coronavirus vaccines

A message from President Sandoval

"There are moments in an institution's history that are pivotal, when the challenges are formidable and the road ahead can be difficult. I can say without equivocation that the daily work and dedication to the duty at hand have been simply remarkable -- a reminder of why it is our people, and the value of their spirit, that lifts and unites our University every day."