Clery Act notice: Confirmed case of COVID-19 on Maryland Parkway campus

Jan. 22, 2021

 

Dear University of Nevada, Las Vegas Community,

Within the past 24 hours, UNLV has been informed that a member of the campus community has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The individual was last on the Maryland Parkway campus on January 20, 2021, and was confirmed as positive for COVID-19 on this date as well. The individual is recovering and is following protocols set by state health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

The Southern Nevada Health District emphasizes that those most at risk from COVID-19 include people who have had daily repeated and prolonged exposure. The university is sending this notification out of an abundance of caution because the individual visited a public space on campus January 20, 2021. Public health officials maintain the risk is low for people who have had brief contact with an infected individual.

We ask the UNLV community to continue following protocols for preventionmaintain social distancingbe aware of symptoms of COVID-19, and seek medical care when it is needed.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation in Nevada and throughout the country, and we will continue to share information specific to UNLV through official channels, including unlv.edu/coronavirus. The site includes links to health resources, university operations, current announcements, and other important information.

As you may be aware, the Southern Nevada NSHE institutions are partnering to vaccinate individuals who are working in frontline roles in health care, public safety, law enforcement, public health and emergency first response, both within NSHE institutions and in the broader community. We are working in partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District and the state to provide vaccinations to everyone in our university community as quickly as possible. I understand that some may be reluctant to take the vaccine for a variety of reasons; however, I am strongly urging you to take advantage of the opportunity to get the vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Visit unlv.edu/coronavirus/vaccine for information.

UNLV will only communicate confirmed cases when other members of the university community may have been exposed. Unless there are unusual circumstances, such information will be posted solely at unlv.edu/coronavirus/confirmed-cases. This information complies with Clery Act requirements.


Adam Garcia
Vice President
Public Safety Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

Director
University Police Services
Southern Command