The College of Southern Nevada is committed to the health and safety of our campus communities and public health remains a top priority. The information contained on this page provides the most current public health updates and resources available both at the College and in the community.
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COVID-19 is still circulating in Southern Nevada, and CSN Wellness continues to closely monitor any changes and developments related to COVID-19 and its variants that could affect our campuses. This includes working with the Nevada System of Higher Education and other state and local agencies to ensure CSN complies with all applicable COVID-19 guidelines and requirements.
CSN recommends following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding COVID-19.
If You are Sick
If you are sick with respiratory symptoms, you should test for COVID-19 (home test or lab test). If you are positive for COVID-19, stay home and follow the advice from your healthcare provider and/or CDC guidelines.
- Students who test positive should work with their instructors on short-term arrangements to stay on track. Please do not come to campus with an active case of COVID-19. Return to campus when cleared by a healthcare professional, or after following the proper CDC guidelines. Students who may require longer-term accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
- Faculty and staff who test positive should notify their supervisor, department chair, or dean. Please do not come to work with an active case of COVID-19. Return to work when cleared by a healthcare professional, or after following the proper CDC guidelines. Employees will be required to use sick time for COVID-related leave or to care for their household members.
If You Were Exposed to COVID-19
The CDC no longer recommends quarantine for those who have been exposed to COVID-19. As long as you’re not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine and can come to campus.
- Separate yourself from the positive person (if possible) and continue to monitor yourself for symptoms for 10 days from the date of last exposure to them. Out of an abundance of caution, the CDC recommends wearing a well-fitting mask around others for 10 full days after exposure.
- Testing is recommended 5 days after exposure (PCR lab test or rapid home test). You are be okay to come to campus while test results are pending (again, as long as you are not symptomatic). The Southern Nevada Health District offers free PCR testing on the North Las Vegas and West Charleston campuses Monday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Appointments can be made at the SNHD testing website. Walk-in appointments are also accepted.
Reporting Cases and Exposure
At this time, CSN Wellness is not collecting positive case reports or tracking COVID-19 cases on campus. The team will continue to support the CSN community and provide guidance. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 or need assistance with determining your return to campus timeline after a positive test, please contact email@example.com.
As the Covid-19 transitioned from a pandemic to an endemic status, Covid-19 testing at CSN will be discontinued during the Spring 2024 semester.
The last day of COVID-19 testing is March 21, 2024.
Available ONLY at West Charleston and North Las Vegas Campuses:
Monday – Thursday, 12 PM – 4 PM
*Facemasks are required inside SNHD clinics.
Appointments can be made at the SNHD testing website, walk-ins are also accepted.
As the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration came to an end on May 11, 2023, the Southern Nevada Health District ceased COVID-19 vaccination offerings at CSN on June 30, 2023.
To locate COVID-19 vaccination resources, speak to your pharmacist, healthcare provider, or contact the Southern Nevada Health District.
Before coming to campus, we ask that each member of the CSN community monitor themselves for respiratory illness symptoms, stay home when sick, watch for worsening symptoms, and seek medical care if symptoms become severe or do not improve.
Individuals who have respiratory illness symptoms should test for COVID-19.
COVID-19 related PPE and supplies are still available to departments, while the supplies last, via the online PPE Ordering System. Please only order what your department/area needs for about a month period of time and avoid stockpiling.
As the Covid-19 pandemic situation improved and is no longer considered to be a Federal and Global Public Health Emergency, CSN discontinued resupplying the COVID-19 PPE inventory. If an item is no longer in stock and a department wishes to continue implementing COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting protocols, the department can acquire its own supplies; note that all chemical purchases will need to be approved before the fact by the EHS with the EHS New Chemical and Restricted Commodity Approval Form found on the EHS webpage.
- Free masks are available to students at the student government desks.
- Hand sanitizing stations have been installed near building entrances and will remain available and stocked.
Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available again for home delivery through the federal government's website COVIDtests.gov.
- Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four (4) free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home.
- You can voluntarily report positive or negative COVID-19 test results through MakeMyTestCount.org to help with public health efforts.
RSV & Flu
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Viral Respiratory Disease, RSV)
Learn more about the RSV on the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) webpage:
Learn more about the Seasonal Flu on the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) webpage:
Learn more about RSV and Flu Prevention Measures on the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) webpage:
The Health District offers flu vaccine at all Health District clinic locations each fall. Check individual public health center locations for hours of operation. No-cost flu clinics are also offered at various locations in the community throughout flu season.
To schedule your immunization appointment visit the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Flu Vaccine webpage:
Learn more about Mpox on the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) webpage:
Mpox vaccine is available to people who are eligible at the Health District and community clinics listed on the SNHD's webpage. If no appointment is available, please check back periodically. Additional times will appear as people cancel appointments or as additional vaccine doses become available.
To schedule your immunization appointment visit the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Mpox Vaccine Clinics webpage:
Community Health Resources
FirstMed Health and Wellness is a nonprofit community healthcare clinic providing mental health and preventive and primary health care services to individuals and families in Southern Nevada.
Learn more about the services provided on FirstMed Health and Wellness webpage:
Nevada Health Centers is a nonprofit organization providing healthcare services to communities throughout Nevada. Nevada Health Centers is the largest provider of primary care for the uninsured, underinsured, and geographically isolated people in the state, with 18 health, three mobile health programs, and seven Women, Infants, and Children offices.
Learn more about the services provided on Nevada Health Centers webpage:
Mental Health Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at CSN offers free and confidential psychological services for any currently enrolled CSN student.
- Henderson (M-F, 8am-5pm): 702-651-3099
- North Las Vegas (M-F, 8am-5pm): 702-651-4099
- West Charleston (M-F, 8am-5pm): 702-651-5518
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential assessment and referral service provided for NSHE employees and their families to assist them with handling personal and work-related issues. ComPsych is accessible by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- (800) 890-1466
- TTY (800) 697-0353
- Guidanceresources.com (web ID: CSNEAP)
On behalf of the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), this conference resource kit was developed and produced by Anjum Khan, MA, PMP, PMI-ACP and Jacqui Ragin, PhD, MPH, with design credit to Storm Thornicroft (all staff team of Mental Health Spectrum).
This conference resource kit was prepared for students, parents, faculty, and advocates to help build mental health literacy and raise awareness of the importance of mental health issues in college students. Mental health literacy entails the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that affect how an individual approaches, understands, and accepts information to recognize, manage, and prevent mental health issues.
Visit Mental Health 360 Conference webpage to learn more about this conference.
The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) supports youth and families of youth under 18 showing signs of behavioral or mental health issues that threaten the child’s stability within their home, school or community.
MCRT provides crisis intervention and short-term support to youth and families of youth in crisis, over the phone, via telehealth or in-person, in order to reduce emergency room visits and ensure everyone receives the proper care.
Learn more about the Nevada Children’s Mobile Crisis Response Team by visiting their webpage:
- Triage Hotline is available 24/7
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
- National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
- Dial 9-8-8 (Available 24/7)
- 911: Call and indicate there is a mental health emergency.
- Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 800-985-5990 (Press “2” for Spanish).
- Nevada Connect to Services: Call 211 or 866-535-5654.
- Nevada Teen Peer Support Text Line: Text 702-296-8336 (operates 10 a.m.–midnight for individuals 24 years old and younger).
- Signs of Hope Rape Crisis: Call 702-366-1640.
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988.
- Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+): Call 866-488-7386.
- Veterans Information and Referral: Call 888-777-4443 (PTSD crisis intervention).
CSN can provide a clean & healthy environment for the entire community by implementing a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus policy.
A smoke-free, vape-free and tobacco-free campus will:
- Protect people from unwanted and involuntary exposure to tobacco and passive smoke.
- Establish a supportive atmosphere for those trying to quit using tobacco.
- Create a culture of wellness for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
- Create a cleaner and healthier living, learning and working environment.
Below is more information about the Tobacco-Free CSN initiative and smoking cessation resources:
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Campus Recreation
- Coyote Cupboard
- Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
- Nevada Children’s Mobile Crisis Response Team
- National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
- FirstMed Health & Wellness
- Nevada Health Centers
- CSN Incident Reporting
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
- University Police Services