Policies for students, faculty and staff.
Latest details on vaccinations, masks, social distancing and guidance on handling COVID-19 exposure, symptoms and positive tests.
Faculty and staff
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Vaccinations, testing, face masks and social distancing.
COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students
On August 20, 2021, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health approved COVID-19 vaccine requirements for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) students.
All undergraduate and graduate students who plan on enrolling for the Spring 2022 semester are required to provide documentation of a completed vaccination series against COVID-19 before enrolling. This means students must receive both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine before you can register for classes when enrollment begins on Nov. 1.
As with all other vaccinations that are required to attend the University, students will not be allowed to enroll in Spring 2022 classes (or future classes) until documentation of completed COVID-19 vaccination series or approved medical or religious exemption is on file.
Increased COVID-19 testing availability at WalMart
Two Walmart locations, including 2nd Street and Lemmon Valley, will increase access to COVID-19 testing through late September, with appointments on weekdays and weekends.
Regardless of vaccination status, all students, employees, and members of the public must wear masks indoors.
Students, employees, and members of the public, who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are also still required to wear face coverings outdoors while on campus, irrespective of whether other individuals are present.
There are no social distancing requirements in Nevada or at the University.
Due to technology integration issues between NSHE and State systems, full implementation of COVID-19 testing protocols has been extended. NSHE has collected vaccine information from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ vaccine tracking system (WebIZ) to identify employees who are fully vaccinated. All other employees will be required to test weekly per the new policy unless they provide proof of vaccination.