Resuming On-Campus Operations

Resuming On-Campus Operations and Instruction

UNLV’s commitment to its mission as a public research university remains constant. Our approach to on-campus operations incorporates procedures informed by guidance from public health in compliance with government directives, and in coordination with the Nevada System of Higher Education. We are following a step-based approach to resuming on-campus operations and in-person instruction.

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Response Policy and Manager/Employee Guidelines

All UNLV employees are responsible for reading and adhering to the UNLV COVID-19 Response Policy and its accompanying guidelines.

Best Practices for Reopening 

The UNLV campus safety committee compiled best practices and information on supplies to support resuming on campus operations and instruction.

Guiding Principles and Expectations

UNLV is utilizing a gradual approach to resume on-campus operations that includes implementing procedures to mitigate risk. Timing of this approach is contingent on Governor Steve Sisolak’s Directives and works in conjunction with the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Guiding Principles

  • Focus on the health and wellbeing of all campus members
  • Follow CDC, state, and regional guidelines
  • Work in conjunction with NSHE
  • Return individuals to campus in a safe and reasonable manner
  • Mitigate risk across campus

What UNLV Requires From Everyone On Our Campuses

  • Self-Monitor Daily for COVID-19 Symptoms:
    • Before coming to campus, employees must take their temperature and self-screen through the CDC Self-Checker or the  RebelSAFE Mobile App COVID-19 Assessment Tool. Instructions to download the RebelSAFE App are online.
    • If you respond yes to one or more of the screening questions or exhibit other symptoms noted by the CDC, inform your supervisor that you need to work remotely or record COVID-19-related administrative leave.
    • Do not return to work until either a healthcare professional has approved your return to work or you have followed the proper CDC protocols under “How to discontinue home isolation.”
    • If someone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, inform your supervisor that you may need to work remotely or record COVID-19-related administrative leave, and refer to the CDC guidance regarding what to do if someone in your house is sick.
  • While on campus:
    • Everyone must wear a face covering in public spaces and around others, including outside.
    • Maintain social distance of six feet or two meters.
    • Social distancing and face coverings should be used together and are not substitutes for one another. Read more about face covering requirements at UNLV.
    • Cloth face coverings will be available for purchase at the UNLV Bookstore and by vending machine in the Student Union.
    • Frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
    • If soap and water are unavailable, use hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Be mindful of your surroundings and avoid crowding in to spaces, including elevators and bathrooms.

UNLV Task Force

The institutional response to the COVID-19 crisis been managed by a campus-wide task force known as the Incident Management Team (IMT).  Chaired by Chris Heavey, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, it consists of approximately three dozen representatives from major administrative and academic units across the university.

IMT has established working groups to focus on specific aspects of resuming university operations and in-person instruction.

Working Groups

The following groups are developing guidelines and protocols that apply university-wide, identifying which decisions will be made at the unit-level, and reviewing unit activity plans for resuming on-campus operations.

Command and Control

Charge: provide high-level oversight for recovery planning; consider recommendations from other working groups; make decisions related to short-term needs and the university’s long-term strategic goals and priorities.

  • Marta Meana, UNLV President (Chair)
  • Chris Heavey, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Vince Alberta, Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Branding
  • Robert Correales, Interim Vice President for Compliance
  • Tondra De, Chief of Staff for Office of the Provost
  • Juanita Fain, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Adam Garcia, Vice President of Public Safety Services/Director of University Police Services Southern Command
  • Kyle Kaalberg, Executive Director of Strategy and Strategic Initiatives
  • Brian Labus, Assistant Professor of Public Health
  • Gregg Maye, Interim Emergency Manager
  • Janis McKay, Chair, Faculty Senate
  • Lori Olafson, Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development
  • Desiree Reed-Francois, Director of Athletics
  • Vicki Rosser, Vice-Chair, Faculty Senate
  • Elda Sidhu, General Counsel
  • Ericka Smith, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Lori Temple, Vice Provost for Informtion Technology
  • Jean Vock, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

Campus and Workplace Safety

Charge: maintain a safe environment for all members of the university community and its visitors; implement appropriate protocols and practices.

  • Allan Breese, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management (Co-Chair)
  • Mike Lawrence, Associate Vice President of Administration Services (Co-Chair)
  • Jamie Davidson, Associate Vice President for Wellness
  • Adam Garcia, Vice President of Public Safety Services/Director of University Police Services Southern Command
  • David Hatchett, Associate Vice President for Research
  • David Keene, Assistant General Counsel
  • Brian Labus, Assistant Professor of Public Health
  • Gregg Maye, Interim Emergency Manager
  • Janis McKay, Faculty Senate Chair
  • Desiree Reed-Francois, Director of Athletics
  • Vicki Rosser, Faculty Senate Vice Chair
  • Ericka Smith, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Renee’ Watson, Associate Vice President for Campus Life
  • Nicholle Zarkower, Executive Director of Strategy and Communication in Business Affairs

Health and Wellness

Charge: identify and mitigate public health risks; ensure the availability and continuity of campus health services to members of the university community.

  • Jamie Davidson, Associate Vice President for Student Wellness (Chair)
  • Allan Breese, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management
  • Rhonda Everett, Associate Professor-in-Residence of Clinical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine
  • Brian Labus, Assistant Professor of Public Health
  • Michelle Paul, Executive Director of The Practice
  • Kathy Underwood, Executive Director of SHC & FAST Centers
  • Anne Weisman, Director of Wellness & Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine

Academic Affairs

Charge: examine and formulate effective policies and procedures for instruction, research, programming, and services that also account for the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Javier Rodríguez, Vice Provost for Academic Programs (Co-Chair)
  • Janis McKay, Faculty Senate Chair (Co-Chair)
  • Elizabeth Barrie, Director of Online Education
  • Ron Blaze, Director of Compliance, School of Dental Medicine
  • Robert Correales, Interim Vice President for Compliance
  • Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries
  • David Hatchett, Associate Vice President for Research
  • Kathryn Hausbeck Korgan, Dean of the Graduate College
  • Steve McKellips, Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
  • Pete Navarro, Director of Compliance, School of Medicine
  • Laurel Pritchard, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Gregory Stephany, Director of Education Abroad
  • Lori Temple, Vice Provost for Information Technology
  • Sarah Wattenberg, Director of Sports Performance

Visitors and Access

Charge: facilitate access using protocols and practices designed to safeguard the health and safety of the university community and its guests.

  • Allan Breese, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management (Co-Chair)
  • Mike Lawrence, Associate Vice President of Administration Services (Co-Chair)
  • Lori Cobo, Executive Director, Performing Arts Center
  • Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries
  • Nakia C. Jackson-Hale, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events
  • David Keene, Assistant General Counsel
  • Alisha Kerlin, Executive Director, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
  • Steve McKellips, Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
  • Joe Miera, Vice Provost for Educational Outreach
  • Tod Miller, Assistant Director of Police Services
  • Michael Newcomb, Executive Director of Athletics
  • Jon Tucker, Executive Director of Student Union and Events Services
  • Nicholle Zarkower, Executive Director of Strategy and Communication in Business Affairs 

Communications

Charge: provide timely and effective communications through a variety of platforms to inform, align and connect internal and external audiences with institutional priorities and actions.

  • Vince Alberta, Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Branding (Co-Chair)
  • Vicki Rosser, Faculty Senate Vice-Chair (Co-Chair)
  • Savannah Baltera, Chair of the Administrative Faculty Committee
  • Jim Boyer, Chair of the Classified Staff Council
  • Cindy Brown, Senior Director of Public Affairs
  • Juliet Casey, Communication Director for the Provost
  • Katy Griffin, Social Media Strategist
  • Joshua Padilla, Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Nathaniel Waugh, Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • Mary Whitehead, Director, Office of Student Diversity and Social Justice
  • Nicholle Zarkower, Executive Director of Strategy and Strategic Communication