Dear Nevada State College Community,
Within the past 24 hours, NS has been informed that a member of the campus community has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The individual was last on the NS campus on January 20, 2021 and was confirmed as positive for COVID-19 on January 27, 2021. They only spent time in KAB study room 313. The individual is recovering and is following protocols set by state health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When an individual is confirmed to have COVID-19, the Southern Nevada Health District determines who they may have had close contact with and guidance is provided directly to those individuals.
The Southern Nevada Health District emphasizes that those most at risk from COVID-19 include people who have had daily repeated and prolonged exposure. The college is sending this notification out of an abundance of caution because the individual visited a public space on campus January 20, 2021. Public health officials maintain the risk is low for people who have had brief contact with an infected individual.
We ask the NS community to continue following protocols for prevention, maintain social distancing, be aware of symptoms of COVID-19, and seek medical care when it is needed.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation in Nevada and throughout the country, and we will continue to share information specific to NS through official channels, including https://nsc.edu/coronavirus/. The site includes links to health resources, college operations, current announcements, and other important information.
As you may be aware, the Southern Nevada NSHE institutions are partnering to vaccinate individuals who are working in frontline roles in health care, public safety, law enforcement, public health and emergency first response, both within NSHE institutions and in the broader community. We are working in partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District and the state to provide vaccinations to everyone in our college community as quickly as possible. I understand that some may be reluctant to take the vaccine for a variety of reasons; however, I am strongly urging you to take advantage of the opportunity to get the vaccine as soon as you are eligible.
Unless there are unusual circumstance, future information regarding positive cases of COVID-19 within the NS community will be posted solely at https://nsc.edu/coronavirus/confirmedcases/. This information complies with Clery Act requirements.