Employees returning to work must adhere to Policies and Procedures for On Campus Work for All Employees. On campus work refers to any work performed at any University office, property, field work or sponsored event.
Social distancing: Social distancing of at least six feet is required at all times, unless a task requires workers to be in closer proximity for only the duration of the task.
Face coverings: Facial coverings are required for all employees, students, vendors and visitors while on campus (at University office, property, field work or sponsored event) in all indoor and outdoor University public spaces. This includes classroom, laboratory, any type of in-person instructional activity, except when alone in a private office, bathroom stall, or residence hall room; or while eating/drinking, or unless not advisable by a healthcare professional, against documented industry best practices, or not permitted by federal or state laws/regulations. Facial coverings may be removed while eating or drinking outdoors or in designated indoor spaces (guidance on accommodations for consuming food and drink will be forthcoming), but must be replaced immediately when finished eating or drinking.
A “face covering” is defined as a “covering that fully covers a person’s nose and mouth, including without limitation, cloth face mask, surgical mask, towels, scarves, and bandanas” (State of Nevada Emergency Directive 024). The University has the authority to require students to wear facial coverings. A student may seek an accommodation under the ADA through the Disability Resource Center (DRC); an employee may seek an accommodation under the ADA through the Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office.
Gatherings of up to twenty five (25) people: Gatherings of up to twenty five people are allowed if social distancing is maintained. Face coverings must be worn.
Break rooms: Refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves, dishes, etc., may be used where local supervisors can monitor social distancing and disinfecting protocols. Face coverings may be removed for eating and drinking in the break areas, provided six feet of distancing is maintained.
Restroom use: Employees should be especially aware of social distancing in restrooms. When entering a restroom assess the occupancy and if social distancing (6 feet) cannot be achieved wait outside the restroom until other people exit.
Vehicle sharing: No more than two people allowed in a vehicle. Face coverings must be worn.
Interviews: Online interviewing of applicants will continue with no campus visits.
Travel: Due to the current severity and unpredictability of the COVID-19 outbreak globally, the University is continuing to suspend all University-supported international travel and non-essential domestic travel by University employees and students. Domestic travel essential to University operations must be authorized by the traveler’s supervisor. More information on travel
Visitors to campus: An increase in visitors and public access can be expected. Departments and programs sponsoring visitors must ensure social distancing protocol is followed.
Contractors: Contractors on campus are required to follow OSHA and the Governor’s directives.