Dear Campus Community,
Regretfully as has been the case with other institutions, I am informing the campus that two students have self-reported positive tests for COVID-19. First and foremost, we extend our concern to these students and their loved ones. Our thoughts are with them and we wish them a full recovery.
Second, as the positive results are weeks removed from the students’ last in-person visit to campus, we do not believe our students, faculty, and staff members are at risk from an on-campus exposure based on information from these self-reports. For one student, the last visit was reported on February 10, and the student tested positive on April 1 (about 50 days later). For the second student, the student’s last reported visit to campus was March 12, and the student tested positive on April 8 (27 days later). For your information, there are strict privacy regulations prohibiting disclosure of identifying information regarding individuals testing positive for COVID-19. The typical protocol is that the information of an individual receiving a positive test is reported by medical professionals to the Southern Nevada Health District, which is responsible to perform any investigation to determine whether any other individuals may be at risk of exposure. The College has not been contacted by the Southern Nevada Health District to express a concern regarding potential exposure to the campus community.
Again, our thoughts are with these two students for a full recovery and we want to keep encouraging the entire campus to follow social distancing directives.