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Student Information

Welcome Back!

We’re excited to see you back to campus this spring and committed to making it a transformative experience. We are Back and Bold! During these challenging times, the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff remain paramount. As such, we appreciate your willingness to follow these guidelines. For additional and regularly updated information regarding NSC’s response to COVID-19, please visit

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Face Coverings

Your safety is our top priority. We are continuing to follow the mandates from the Governor’s Office and the CDC guidelines. Face coverings are no longer mandatory on campus, including all NSC buildings, classrooms, the plaza area, and all student services areas. While face coverings will no longer be required in public spaces, please be cognizant that COVID-19 is ongoing. Take into consideration your health and health of others when making a personal decision.

Outside of the classroom, expect to see signage, floor decals, and fewer chairs (to discourage large gatherings). Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is essential to stay away from others even if you have no symptoms.

Student services areas with a counter may have a plexiglass barrier, and hand sanitizing stations have been added to each floor near entrances, stairwells, and elevators.


Self Isolating

What is the quarantine guidance if a person is exposed to COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19? 

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated (defined as having received a vaccination booster or a full Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series within 6 months of exposure or Johnson and Johnson within 2 months of exposure) who are exposed to a COVID positive person will not need to quarantine unless they are symptomatic. They should continue to mask for 10 days. 
  • A student who is exposed to someone with COVID-19 and is not fully vaccinated or received their full vaccination series greater than 6 months (Pzfizer or Moderna) or 2 months (Johnson & Johnson) from exposure, per the state of Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health district quarantine for 5 days and mask for another 5 days.

A student who has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, must quarantine for 5 days and mask for another 5 days.


Staying Safe

Symptom Monitoring

If you do not feel well, do not come to campus. Students should conduct a personal symptom monitoring check every day before leaving for school. At this time, symptoms include one or more of the following:

  • Consistent Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose/sniffles/new or unknown sinus congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • New loss of taste or smell

Please notify your instructor(s) of your absence per syllabus instructions

Reporting Positive Tests

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to notify Dr. Stefanie Coleman, Dean of Students, at and complete the self-reporting form. 

Positive COVID-19 test reports will be kept in the strictest confidence and will only be shared with individuals with a need know (e.g., Human Resources, General Counsel) as well as County health officials. Human Resources will provide support and guidance to students who test positive for COVID-19.

The self-report form and many more tools are also available on the State Safe app. To download the app and access features including campus, community, and crisis resources, simply search State Safe in the Apple iTunes or Google Play store.

Return to Campus Requirements

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms must either (1) self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days, and be free of ALL symptoms or (2) notified by the Division of College and Community Engagement of return date to class, if not showing symptoms of COVID-19.


We cannot maintain social distancing in an elevator; therefore, we ask that you try to keep the number of people in the elevator to a minimum. If you have an underlying health issue that requires you to take the elevator or if you need an individual with you for physical assistance or an ADA accommodation, that is appropriate and understandable. If you can take the stairs, please take the stairs.

Missed Class or Assignments

Students who miss class or are unable to turn in assignments due to COVID or other extenuating circumstances may submit a student absence notification request. If approved, student success staff will reach out to your faculty and advocate for alternative arrangements. While there are limitations to this consideration and not every request is approved, students are encouraged to review this resource at for complete information.

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