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
Details on employee guidelines, NSHE updates, remote work policies, and guidance on handling COVID-19 exposure and positive tests.
Review frequently asked questions about instruction and COVID-19, such as working with students who test positive for COVID-19 and more.
Vaccinations, testing, face masks and social distancing.
Based upon legal guidance provided by NSHE, our University is lifting our campus mask mandate effective immediately. Pursuant to Nevada law, NSHE employees, students and members of the public are no longer required to wear face coverings while inside NSHE buildings irrespective of vaccination status.
N95 respirators available
The University is distributing N95 respirators to faculty, staff and students through individual schools, colleges and units. OSHA requires anyone receiving an N95 respirator to read the following information on voluntary N95 use during COVID-19.
Free walk-in COVID-19 testing is available for University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty and staff at the Student Health Center. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
Contact tracing for positive COVID-19 cases will continue, and individuals who have been diagnosed are encouraged to complete our COVID-19 self-reporting form. Daily sign-in sheets for the purpose of contact tracing are no longer required.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement removed for NSHE employees
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents voted to remove their emergency amendment to the NSHE Code that sets forth policies and procedures enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NSHE employees, effective July 1, 2022. Current and new employees are no longer subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement.