Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-15 16:08:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5)-Brian Sandoval, president and former governor of the University of Nevada, Reno, announced Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
Sandval said he had a positive test early on September 15 after having previously tested negative on September 9 last week. Sandval said he would work from home and quarantine himself for the next 10 days.
Sandval said he was vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine in the spring and that mild cases are due to the effectiveness of the vaccine.
“Breakthrough infections tend to be milder with vaccination, which is exactly what I’m experiencing right now,” Sandval said in a letter to students. “I would like to take this moment to encourage all students, faculty and staff to vaccinate if they have not yet been vaccinated.”
Sandval was in Las Vegas on Monday night when the Raiders played against Baltimore Ravens at the Allegiant stadium. Sandval set the Al Davis Memorial Torch on fire before the match.
— Brian Sandoval (@Pres_Sandoval) September 14, 2021
Sandval’s letter to UNR students and staff states:
September 15, 2021
Dear Wolfpack Family,
We need to give special thanks to all of you for the work done by this semester to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community. The steps you are taking this semester speak to the concerns and concerns that the Wolfpack family will continue to demonstrate to each other during the busy and fruitful fall semester.
That said, today I have found a positive COVID-19 test and would like to inform you. My symptoms are very mild and I am confident that they will recover soon. For the next 10 days, I will work in isolation from my home. It is important to note that the onset of COVID-19 can occur early at unexpected times, as the virus test was negative on Thursday.
The positive test results I received this morning and the mild symptoms I’ve experienced so far also show the fact that the COVID-19 vaccine actually plays a role. I was vaccinated with COVID-19 earlier this spring and I am very grateful. Breakthrough infections tend to be milder with vaccination, which is exactly what I am experiencing right now. I would like to take this moment to encourage all students, faculty and staff to vaccinate if they have not yet been vaccinated.
We would like to thank all medical personnel for their great support. In particular, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Cheryl Hug English, provided her usual empathy, care and guidance on the steps I need to follow. We should all be very proud of state-wide public health workers who care about the health and well-being of all Nevadans every day.
We encourage the campus community to continue to wear masks indoors, stay as socially distant as possible, wash their hands frequently, and if not vaccinated, do so as soon as possible. Remember that information on all policies and procedures related to COVID-19 is available on the university’s coronavirus web page. These pages contain face cover guidelines, information on how individuals are vaccinated, and general student, employee, and departmental guidance.
I look forward to returning to my Clark-managed office once the 10-day quarantine period is over and medically permitted to do so.
Go to the pack!
UNR students are required to present proof of vaccination in the spring semester after the Nevada Higher Education System approves the mandatory vaccine in August.
Governor Sisorak tweeted about Sandval’s COVID-19 diagnosis and said he was pleased to experience very mild symptoms.
I am very happy @Pres_Sandoval Is completely vaccinated against # COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) Only very mild symptoms are seen. Vaccines help prevent serious illnesses. We continue to encourage all Nevadans to be vaccinated.Find a clinic near you https://t.co/ufUgXTpoJa https://t.co/vid5eih3p5
— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) September 15, 2021
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