University Updates on Coronavirus

The University has prepared comprehensive operations actions based on the latest directions from Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Chancellor’s Office. Assessment of the latest public health data and information remains an ongoing process for the University and the State of Nevada. Therefore, policies and procedures for University operations as well as mode of instruction may change through time. If the incidence of COVID-19 subsides, the University may move to less restrictive social distancing. However, if a severe spike in virus incidence occurs in Nevada, the University is prepared to transition to all-remote modes of instruction for a period of time, if directed.

Building a safe campus experience for our community


  • Offer a phased return to campus in order to safely transition research, students, faculty and staff back to in-person operations
  • Educate students, faculty and staff about coronavirus and follow all public health and safety guidelines
  • “Be nimble” and ready to adapt as COVID-19 circumstances change

Academic instruction

  • Return to on-campus classes for the second Summer Session on Monday, July 13
  • Start the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020
  • Mix of online and face-to-face instruction
  • Support for faculty to enhance “HyFlex" instruction


  • Academic support for students through myriad of student support services
  • Enhanced health and safety measures including sanitation stations at building entrances, in all classrooms, regular high touchpoint cleaning and classroom spacing to promote social distancing
  • 学生们, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings.
  • Per State and County health regulations, the University will remain COVID-19 compliant across its facilities, in offering resources and in managing classrooms and events on campus

COVID-19 news from the University

Up-close image of a person wearing a face mask

New survey focuses on COVID-19 behaviors and beliefs

University of Nevada, Reno assistant professor in political science part of multidisciplinary team of scholars dedicated to informing risk messaging and public policy

Man wearing mask and gloves gives thumbs up while standing behind a fruit and vegetable stand

Experiment Station increases meat and produce production during pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative and Wolf Pack Meats step up to help meet local demand

Coronavirus cells

What does successful pandemic and epidemic control look like?

Political leadership during COVID-19


Coronavirus resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about coronavirus symptoms, seeking medical attention and recommendations from the CDC.

Washoe County Health District

Get insights and recommendations regarding coronavirus from the Washoe County Health District.

Regional Information Center

Get the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Washoe County, local resources and information from the Reno-Sparks-Washoe County Regional Information Center.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center (SHC) at the University of Nevada, Reno provides high quality medical care to the student community. Telemedicine and some in-person (limited) appointments are available.