Touro University Nevada Begins Second Week of Teaching and Working Remotely in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear TUN Campus Community:

We hope this email finds you and your family members safe and healthy. It is hard to believe that we are at the start of our second full week of teaching and working remotely. We are so grateful for your continued commitment to ensuring the ongoing success of our students and campus.

Thank you to all those who participated in last week’s Employee and Student Town Hall Webinars. We were very pleased with the response to both virtual events, and hope they provided timely and important information and answers to questions. As we proceed through this time of uncertainty and working remotely, we will continue to have these types of opportunities.

Below are the links to both Webinars on Mediasite. If you were unable to attend the sessions last week, please feel free to view the presentations here:

Student Town Hall

Employee Town Hall

We also want to acknowledge the great work of several of our faculty and DO and PA students, who have been volunteering this week at Cashman Center. In case you missed them being profiled in the local media, they are volunteering nightly to screen homeless men and women for COVID-19 symptoms prior to them gaining access to the temporary shelter set up at Cashman. Below are a few of the media features:

Parking lot at Cashman Center opens as temporary homeless ‘shelter’

So many members of our campus community have expressed a willingness and interest in providing service to our local community, and we are confident more opportunities like this will be forthcoming as we all work together to fight this pandemic. We will continue to coordinate these types of activities through the Deans of each College to ensure the safety and best utilization of students, employees, and resources so please contact the Deans with any requests.

Although we are working and teaching remotely, we are inspired by seeing the campus community stay together through these challenging times. You are demonstrating all that make Touro Nevada so special and we wish you all our best. Please continue to take care of yourself and others, take breaks, and exercise the best practices for social distancing that you can.

Stay safe and well,

Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost
Ray Alden, Provost