"Stay at Home for Nevada" directive extended to April 30

Apr. 2, 2020

This message was sent by President Marc Johnson to the University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty, staff and University community.

Last night, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a “Stay at Home” order, sometimes known as a shelter-in-place order and extended all other directives for two weeks under his original Declaration of Emergency, including school, non-essential business and gaming closures, until April 30. Gov. Sisolak has asked Nevadans to #StayHomeForNevada since March 17, and he is now reinforcing the gravity of that imperative as the state continues its fight against further outbreak of the coronavirus.

The University’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, our faculty and staff, and our community. Classroom instruction is continuing online and day-to-day services and support programs are ongoing via remote operations. Based on Gov. Sisolak’s executive order issued last night, we do not foresee any changes of University operations through April 30.

We do, however, wish to continue to reinforce Gov. Sisolak’s message, which stressed the importance of maintaining safe social distancing, which includes a distance of at least six feet in outdoor recreation activities, not congregating in groups beyond household members, washing your hands frequently, and perhaps most importantly of all, weighing the well-being of your fellow Nevadans with every decision that you make.

We will get through this challenging time by showing kindness, understanding and support for all the members of our University community. Please check the latest coronavirus information and updates frequently.


Marc A. Johnson