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This website will be updated regularly with information from Nevada State College regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

To view confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been reported to Nevada State College, please click here.

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State Safe is the official safety app of Nevada State College. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to many resources.


Situation Status

New COVID-19 Face Covering Requirements for NSHE Institutions

Dear Campus Community, COVID cases continue to increase in Clark County.  Therefore, new face covering requirements for all Nevadans have been announced. Governor Steve Sisolak issued Directive No. 47 yesterday, which imposes new face covering requirements for all vaccinated and unvaccinated Nevadans based upon the new CDC guidance also issued yesterday.  NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose […]

Updated Guidance During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear NS Campus Community, It has been a monumental undertaking to maintain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Much gratitude to those in frontline, operational and clinical roles who have been critical to keeping us all safe and helping protect our larger community. As well as our academic faculty who stepped up with little notice […]

COVID-19 Update on Face Covering, Campus Space & Commencement

Dear Campus Community, This is an important announcement regarding significant changes in COVID-19 protocols on campus. First and foremost, thank you for following directives and staying safe. We have had very few reported COVID cases over the last six weeks. While restrictions are loosening, please vaccinate and continue to exercise caution and good judgement to […]

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)

To read the latest updates on COVID-19 by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), please visit their website.

Southern Nevada Health District

To read the latest updates on COVID-19 by the Southern Nevada Health District, please visit their website.

State of Nevada

To read the latest updates on COVID-19 by the State of Nevada, please visit their website.


Preventions & Precautions

Personal Health

The Health District continues to remind the public to take steps to protect themselves and others, including those most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. This includes older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.

• Stay home when you are sick.
• Put distance between yourself and others. Keep at least 6 feet between you and other people. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid shaking hands.
• Do not go to the emergency department unless it is essential. Emergency departments need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
o If you have a mild cough, fever, or other respiratory symptoms, contact your doctor first.
• Practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
o Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
o Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Stay informed. The COVID-19 situation is changing frequently. Up-to-date information is available on the Health District website at or the CDC website at

Campus Environment

Added Cleaning

Facilities staff has increased cleaning frequency and intensity on the most vulnerable spaces and surfaces, including restrooms, conference rooms, and public spaces. Sanitization continues on regular touch points, such as on handrails, building entrances, and elevators. Hand sanitizing dispensers have been installed at entrances of each building and in all highly populated areas. Building ventilation systems have been adjusted to maximize the amount of outside air and continuously “flush” the building’s air.

If there are specific areas that you notice or desire to have cleaned, please call Facilities at (702) 992-2200 or submit requests and questions by e-mail to

Shuttle Services

The Campus Commuter and Scorpion Shuttle service will suspend operations until further notice.

Campus Events

Please visit for up-to-date information.

Commencement has comprehensive information on commencement. Please check the site for updates.


Health Resources

Students — CARE Team

The CARE Team is committed to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment at Nevada State College by addressing the physical and psychological issues that impact students, faculty and staff in the pursuit of the educational process. If you need support/guidance, contact the Case Manager, Laura Hinojosa at (702) 992-2514.


For NSC employees, ComPsych is available for counseling services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost. Employees can schedule an appointment by calling (833) 475-1008, TTY: (800) 697-0353). Or visit and register using Organization Web ID: NSCEAP.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an informational website that can help answer frequently asked questions, such as what are the symptoms, prevention and treatment, and travel restrictions. It also includes situation updates and information for communities, schools, businesses, and health care professionals.


Internet Access

As we transition to remote learning, access to a reliable internet connection is crucial.  Here are several links to companies who are providing broadband internet access for free or small fees for students:

FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot spots.

AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families

Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers but following the FCC agreement.

Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020 will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers.

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All employees including part-time and student workers remain in paid status and will be assigned telecommuting responsibilities or paid administrative leave as appropriate.

All employees including part-time and student workers remain in paid status and will be assigned telecommuting responsibilities or paid administrative leave as appropriate. Employees and supervisors should reference the Emergency Telecommute Work Requirement document. Additionally and unless otherwise directed by your supervisor, employees should remain at home, and should contact their supervisor via phone or email to identify and discuss work plans and telecommute expectations.

Students should contact the appropriate department in the School of Education, School of Nursing, or School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

At this time, the Nevada State College food pantry is closed and is not able to accept donations until further notice. Please refer to our Community Resources link for available resources.

At this time, the Nevada State College food pantry is closed and is not able to accept donations until further notice.

“Remote Learning” is defined as an educational experience that occurs when the instructor and the students are not meeting in the same physical space. Online classes are the most common example of remote learning, but the phrase can also include educational experiences where students are learning and interacting via video, electronic correspondence, telephone, or other means of communication.

No, we will not drop you out of classes for a past due installment plan. Please email us at so we can discuss options.

At this time, the VA has advised us not to make any changes to certifications for the current term. We are awaiting further guidance about whether benefits will be affected

If you are at elevated risk for COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC) or have a family member at home who has an elevated risk, you should put together an all online course schedule for fall 2020. However, if you absolutely need a hybrid course to progress through your major, or for graduation, you can complete this form by August 1st to request a fully online exception for your hybrid classes. Where possible, we will try to offer you alternatives to courses with an in-person component. However, we will not be able to offer this option for all classes.



Nevada State College

Our students, faculty, and staff are important to us. The Office of the President is available to answer any questions or concerns. Please call (702) 992-2000.

Southern Nevada Health District

The Health District has activated its information line to assist the public in getting their questions answered about the COVID-19. The public can call (702) 759-INFO (4636) for more information.

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