Reporting COVID-19 Cases

If you test positive, complete the voluntary online reporting form or provide consent to someone to submit it for you. UNLV and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) use this information to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Free COVID Antigen Testing for UNLV Students, Faculty/Staff

UNLV Student Health Center (SHC) and Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center have procured additional free rapid COVID antigen testing in our laboratory available to students, faculty, staff, and dependents (age 12 years and older) now through Oct. 2 or while supplies last.

Rapid COVID antigen testing is available to those with and without symptoms to determine if an individual is currently infected with COVID-19. Test results are usually available in approximately one hour. 

If interested, those without symptoms may call the SHC/FAST Center Laboratory at 702-895-0280 to schedule an appointment. Those experiencing COVID symptoms are encouraged to call the SHC (for students) at 702-895-3370 or the FAST Center (for faculty, staff, and dependents) at 702-895-0630 to schedule an appointment with a health care provider for assessment and lab testing

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Prevention

Follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including how to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick, and how to manage anxiety and stress. Additional resources are available through the UNLV Health Center.

Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation keeps someone with COVID-19 virus away from others, even in their home. Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed away from others. Review the CDC’s guidelines to determine when it’s safe to be around others, even if you do not have symptoms. If contact tracers order you to isolate or quarantine, violations are punishable by law.

Faculty: What to do if one of your students has COVID-19

  • Notify your department chair and dean.
  • Direct the student to the online reporting form or complete it if the student provides email/written consent to submit it on their behalf.
  • Send any questions you have to coronavirus@unlv.edu.
  • Do not send notices to your class without first contacting Clery Compliance Coordinator Ashleigh Angell.
  • Remember that communicating information about COVID-19 cases to others may violate the federal Clery Act and result in a fine up to $58,328 per violation. Any resulting fines will be paid by the faculty member’s department.

Managers: What to do if your direct report has COVID-19

If your direct report tests positive:

  • Instruct them to complete the online reporting form.
  • Notify your director, vice president, or dean.
  • If you have email/written consent from the employee or student, you may submit the form on their behalf.
  • Send any questions you have to coronavirus@unlv.edu.
  • Do not send notices to your other employees without first contacting  Clery Compliance Coordinator Ashleigh Angell.
  • Remember that communicating information about COVID-19 cases to others may violate the federal Clery Act and result in a fine up to $58,328 per violation. Any resulting fines will be paid by the employee’s department.

Employees: What to do if you have COVID-19

If you test positive:

  • Notify your supervisor and complete the online reporting form.
  • Provide as much detail as possible when you hear from contact tracers to assist them in notifying others who may be sick.
  • Contact the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center for health advice and Human Resources regarding leave.
  • Follow instructions from your healthcare provider, the Southern Nevada Health District and the CDC regarding self-isolation.
  • Note that violating SNHD orders to self-isolate or self-quarantine is punishable by state law.

Students: What to do if you have COVID-19

  • Complete the online reporting form.
  • Provide as much detail as possible when you hear from contact tracers to assist them in notifying others who may be sick.
  • Communicate with your instructors regarding making up assignments and coursework.
  • Request contact from the Student Health Center for medical advice.
  • Utilize Counseling and Psychological Services or other mental health support offered by UNLV.
  • If you live in on-campus, notify your RA to be moved to a single room for self-isolation. The university will provide twice daily meal delivery for students with meal plans during quarantine and isolation.
  • Note that violating SNHD orders to self-isolate or self-quarantine is punishable by state law.

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How the Online COVID-19 Reporting Form Info Is Used

The information collected in UNLV’s online reporting form assists in fulfilling our obligations to notify the university community about confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campuses.

  • All submissions are reviewed by a team of experts on Clery Act notifications to ensure we are providing consistent, timely and aligned communications related to health and safety considerations.
  • Cases are posted without any identifying information.
  • UNLV sends an email and/or text notification of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 only when it is deemed to have potentially exposed members of the campus community.
  • An individual’s identity is NOT disclosed.

Contact Tracing

Individual health care providers are responsible for notifying the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) about all laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases. SNHD coordinates contact tracing and provides guidance to close contacts – individuals who have been within six feet for 15 minutes or more – which may include their need to self-quarantine and get tested. The timing of the outreach may depend on the volume of caseloads public health officials are managing.

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. Please know that if there is a need for anyone to be quarantined or tested, they will be contacted by either the Southern Nevada Health District and/or the UNLV Wellness Center.

Information on COVID-19 Cases in Nevada

The full report of COVID-19 cases in Clark County is available on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website and statewide cases are available through the Nevada Health Response website.