UNLV School of Public Health announced in late September it received a $3.4 million state grant to expand its contact tracing program, a partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District.
Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and a handful of nonprofit organizations plan to continue their programs as schools consider moving to a hybrid model.
The Clark County school board will not take a vote on reopening schools or bringing staff back to classrooms at its Oct. 22 meeting next week.
Three Moapa Schools announced Friday that COVID-19 exposure has sent several individuals home with symptoms and one school will begin full-time distance learning Friday as a result.
A recent lawsuit filed by the Clark County School District principals’ union charges that the district has violated the reorganization law that put that power in the hands of schools.
The community partnership formed to connect K-12 students in Nevada to the internet and laptops during distance learning will wind down operations on Nov. 13.
UNLV, which has more than 31,000 students, has reported 208 cases among students and employees since the pandemic began.
The Clark County school board will hear a plan next week to transition the district to a hybrid instructional model over the coming months, according to a district statement.
More than 100 UNLV students have tested positive after being on campus, according to data from the Nevada System of Higher Education, which posts coronavirus data weekly.
As the second quarter of the school year begins, some charter schools are bringing back up to 25 percent of their students for in-person classes.