COVID-19: A Discussion with Public Health Experts


Mar. 30, 2020, 10am to 11am

Office/Remote Location

Online Live-stream Event


Nevada is just one of the many states that has taken steps to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19 as cases increase across the state and the country. Schools have moved to remote instruction, non-essential businesses are temporarily closed, and most residents are now at home.

With public health at the forefront in Nevada and worldwide, accurate, scientifically-based information is needed now more than ever.

At 10 a.m. on Monday, March 30, experts from the UNLV School of Public Health and Southern Nevada Health District will share what you need to know about COVID-19, based on the science of this and other infectious diseases. They will share their expertise on how to minimize your risks, how to slow transmission, and where we go from here.

The discussion will feature:

  • Dr. Brian Labus, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the UNLV School of Public Health
  • Dr. Francisco S. Sy, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health at the UNLV School of Public Health
  • Dr. Vit Kraushaar, Medical Investigator at the Southern Nevada Health District Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance

As infectious disease epidemiologists, Professors Sy and Labus have decades of experience working on the front lines of public health issues at the local and national levels, including responding to the SARS outbreak in 2003. Kraushaar is an emergency medicine physician and epidemiologist who joined the SNHD as a medical investigator in 2018. Shawn Gerstenberger, professor and dean of the UNLV School of Public Health, will moderate the discussion.

The discussion will be live streamed through UNLV-TV and available on UNLV's coronavirus website. It will also stream live on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website ( and air live on KUNV Radio (91.5 FM) and Cox/YurView Las Vegas Channel 14 and 1014HD. Rebroadcast will be available on Vegas PBS (KLVX-TV 10) at 9 p.m. on March 30 and throughout the month of April on Cox/YurView Las Vegas Ch. 14 and 1014HD.

Admission Information

Open to public: (live-stream)

Livestreamed through UNLV-TV and UNLV's coronavirus website.

Contact Information

UNLV School of Public Health
Nicole Santero

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External Sponsor

UNLV School of Public Health and the Southern Nevada Health District