Let's keep the Pack healthy.

Let’s continue to look out for one another, encourage vaccinations and demonstrate the type of understanding that is such an integral part of The Wolf Pack Way. The more we work together, the more we can achieve.

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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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccine requirements for NSHE employees

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved an emergency amendment to the NSHE Code [External PDF] that sets forth policies and procedures enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NSHE employees, effective Dec. 1.

Face masks

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.

COVID-19 testing

Free walk-in COVID-19 testing is available for students, faculty and staff at the Student Health Center via a partnership with Northshore Clinical Labs. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

No appointment necessary.

Social distancing

There are no social distancing requirements in Nevada or at the University.

Contact tracing

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.

Let's protect our Pack family.

Get vaccinated.

If you're in Reno-Sparks, you can schedule your vaccine at the Student Health Center and other local locations or use the VaccineFinder to locate a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

Get tested.

Free, convenient and voluntary COVID-19 testing for students is available on at the Student Health Center and for students, faculty and staff locally through the Washoe County Health District, Southern Nevada Health District and providers on the Nevada Health Response website.

NevadaToday news coverage and research

James Leonhardt, Garret Ridinger, Amir Talaei-Khoei and Yu Rong

People who feel invincible hinder COVID-19 fight

University researchers find belief in personal invulnerability discourages vaccination efforts

The UNR Women's Basketball team on the court during a game, a Wolf Pack player has the ball

Nevada athletics to require proof of vaccination for men's and women's home basketball games

Move will allow fans to attend games without masks if vaccinated

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building

If vaccinated people can get COVID, why should I get vaccinated?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci discuss why it's important to get vaccinated, even if you can still get COVID-19

The vaccination is safe, proven and the most important tool we have to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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