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UNLV reports multiple positive COVID-19 cases at Maryland Parkway campus

Posted at 8:45 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 11:00:16-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE AUG. 28: UNLV reports additional cases of COVID-19 on its campus. The university says the people who reported testing positive are self-isolating and receiving care.

For updates on COVID-19 cases as reported by UNLV students, faculty, and staff, visit unlv.edu.

Here's the current information from UNLV's website from Aug. 26-27:

Thursday, August 27
  • A student notified UNLV they tested positive on August 26. The individual is currently self-isolated and receiving care. The individual was last on campus on August 25.
Wednesday, August 26
  • A student notified UNLV they tested positive on August 25. The individual is currently self-isolated and receiving care. The individual was last on campus on August 25.
  • A student notified UNLV they tested positive on August 24. The individual is currently self-isolated and receiving care. The individual was last on campus on August 25.

The school also reported a positive COVID-19 test on its Shadow Lane campus on Aug. 28.

ORIGINAL STORY
UNLV confirms a positive COVID-19 case at its campus on Maryland Parkway.

The case was announced Wednesday in a letter sent to university community members by UNLV President Keith Whitfield.

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The individual who tested positive is currently in isolation and was asymptomatic, according to the letter. They were last on campus on Tuesday with the Southern Nevada Health District notified and conducting contact tracing.

Students and faculty were asked to follow on-campus health requirements, practice social distancing, and to wear a face covering.

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President Whitfield's letter also said that UNLV remains committed to taking necessary actions in the interest of the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff.

The situation will continue to be monitored, according to the school, with an ongoing case list updated here.