Dear Campus Community,
Within the past 24 hours, Nevada State has been informed that a member of the campus community tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was last on the NS campus on January 18, 2022, and spent time in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Building.
The college is sending this notification out of an abundance of caution because the individual visited a public space on campus on January 18, 2022. Social distancing was maintained and no individuals were deemed as Close Contacts.
When an individual is confirmed to have COVID-19, Nevada State engages in internal Contact Tracing and Case Management and provides guidance directly to the impacted individuals. In most cases, the Southern Nevada Health District also contacts individuals and determines who they may have had close contact with and guidance is provided directly to those individuals.
Reminders of Best Practices
We ask the NS community to continue following protocols for prevention, maintain social distancing when possible, be aware of symptoms of COVID-19, and seek medical care when it is needed.
When individuals are exposed to Coronavirus, they should review the CDC’s latest guidelines on isolation and quarantine and immediately begin to follow the steps specific to them. This information can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
Any student, employee, or campus visitor who develops COVID-19 symptoms or knows they have been exposed should complete the NS COVID-19 Self Report at www.nsc.edu/coronavirus/self-report. The NS designated Case Manager can assist with interpreting each unique case, and provide information and resources. Scorpions may also reach out for support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org which is monitored by the NS Designated COVID Case Management Team.
You are encouraged to test at any available testing site or home. Free COVID-19 testing clinics are located throughout Clark County. Insurance is not required. To register or schedule a test, you may visit https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/testing/. Individuals can sign up to receive free home tests here: COVID Home Tests | USPS
Vaccination is the best prevention method for keeping the Scorpion community as safe as possible. All Scorpions are invited to participate in the upcoming Vaccine and Booster Clinic, taking place this Thursday, January 20 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Rogers Student Center Ballroom. Free. Insurance is not required. No appointment is necessary. Available Vaccines and Boosters:
– Pfizer (age 5-11)
– Moderna (age 12+)
– Johnson & Johnson (age 12+)
– Pfizer booster (age 12+)
– Flu: High dose (age 65+)
– Flu: Standard dose (age 3-64)
To schedule a vaccine or booster at any time, visit: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.
Face coverings are required for all students, employees, and members of the public when indoors at a Nevada State College building or any Nevada State College event. N95 masks are now available at the Rogers Student Center front desk 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. One per person, per day.
Mental health and wellness resources are available to you during this challenging time. Here is the link to those resources for Nevada State students: https://nsc.edu/studentwellness/ and employees: https://nsc.edu/human-resources/eap/. These resources can also be accessed in the State Safe app.
We will continue to share information specific to NS through official channels, including https://nsc.edu/coronavirus where you can find links to health resources, college operations, current announcements, and other important information.
Unless there are unusual circumstances, future information regarding positive cases of COVID-19 within the NS community will be posted solely at www.nsc.edu/coronavirus/confirmedcases.
This information complies with Clery Act requirements.
Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard
Nevada State College
Vice President & Director
University Police Services, Southern Command