Clery Notice: Positive Case of Coronavirus on Campus

On Monday, August 17, 2020, Desert Research Institute was notified that a second DRI employee at our Reno campus tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). DRI issues the following notice of communicable disease that occurred on the Institute’s Reno Campus, Northern Nevada Science Center at 2215 Parkway., Reno, Nevada.

Date/Time of Incident: August 14, 2020

Location of Incident: DRI’s Reno Campus

Description of Incident: The employee accessed areas of the Institute’s Reno Campus – NNSC, CRVB, GBERL, and Maxey buildings. This person also worked closely with the other DRI employee who tested positive on Friday, August 14, 2020. The Washoe County Health District will contact those who may have been exposed due to extended close contact with the patient and will determine if further testing is needed.

The Washoe County Health District encourages anyone with concerns to call the General Public Helpline at 775-328-2427. The number is live Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for COVID-19 questions.

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