University Updates on Coronavirus

Planning for the Return of the Pack: Phase 1 policies and procedures for on campus work as of May 18

In alignment with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s emergency directive on May 8, the University is adopting the following policies and procedures to adhere with State of Nevada Phase 1 regulations, beginning on May 18 and continuing until further notice. The following information states policies and procedures as the University resumes some in-person campus operations. Every employee, student employee, contactor and affiliate on campus must adhere to these policies and procedures as well as any specific requirements for the department, class or activity operating on campus.

Review the policies and procedures

Employees online town hall recording (Monday, May 18)


On Monday, May 18, a University-wide town hall conversation regarding the recovery plan, Planning for the Return of the Pack, was held online. The town hall included a discussion of policies and procedures related to the plan, as well as how the plan will be implemented based on anticipated future directives from Governor Steve Sisolak and Chancellor Thom Reilly.


Latest messages from the University

Human Resources: Campus updates regarding COVID-19

May 22, 2020

The University is committed to providing an environment where you can be safe, healthy and informed. It is important you know about the latest developments and updates regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter a new phase of the pandemic and a gradual return to the campus’ in-person operations, there are a number of new policies and procedures, required training and workplace health protocols to help our faculty, staff and students maintain their health, safety and well-being...


Town Hall follow up (recording available); more information to come

May 19, 2020

The University has implemented a phased approach for a safe and strategic return to campus with a number of policies and procedures, outlined during yesterday’s “Planning for the Return of the Pack” Town Hall. View the Town Hall recording if you were unable to join the meeting and find out more about Phase 1 policies and procedures for on campus work as of May 18...

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Suggestions for dealing with coronavirus

The information on this site is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered medical or legal advice.

    Stay calm, use fact-based information

    Health officials, the University, and state and local governments remind you that maintaining a sense of calm is of utmost importance at this time. Stay informed with fact-based information from reliable sources, including those listed on this site. Avoid feeding into or fueling speculation or hysteria that is prevalent during such global events.

    Practice daily health precautions

    We cannot emphasize strongly enough the value of practicing daily health precautions and proper hygiene, and to follow the information from the sources listed on this site.

    Consult the CDC for more information

    In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances. In particular, please consult the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, which provides updated information regarding this topic.

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    Monitored information line

    The University has a monitored information line to answer any and all questions regarding the shift in operations:

    (775) 682-9900

    Online information form

    The University has created an online form to handle your questions from different departments across campus: