Coronavirus Updates

UNLV is committed to safely providing education and promoting a healthy environment that supports the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

This website will be updated regularly with information about university operations as it responds to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

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Confirmed Cases


While testing for active COVID-19 is a critical component in helping to prevent the spread of illness, the CDC does not recommend the university test everyone as they return to campus. In accordance with this guidance, UNLV will not be performing widespread testing. Testing locations can be found on the Nevada Health Response website or the Southern Nevada Health District website.

Additionally, the UNLV Student Health Center and the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center offer viral testing.

Face Coverings Required

Governor Steve Sisolak mandated all Nevadans and visitors wear a mask or face covering in all public spaces, including outside when six feet of social distancing is not possible.

Face shields are not recommended and are not a substitute for cloth masks or face coverings.

From the News Center

two men in front of research poster
Aug. 4, 2020

Endocrinologist discusses link between diabetes and COVID-19.

Nicole Santero at home, surrounded by BTS memorabilia, including a poster.
Aug. 3, 2020

Nicole Santero balances her job communicating about the School of Public Health with her doctoral research on the BTS phenomenon.


In the News


Person putting on personal protective equipment including gown, gloves, mask, and face shield
Two vials of viral transport medium
U-N-L-V cloth mask
Student working on a computer
U-N-L-V on a plastic face shield
Hand sanitizer dispenser
Dental patient getting their teeth checked
Six healthcare professionals from Desert Springs Hospital wearing the face shields Jay Tan created