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.

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.

Face masks

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.

COVID-19 testing

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

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.

Latest messages

July 11, 2022
Update on COVID-19 vaccination requirements
At the June 30, 2022 meeting, the Board of Regents repealed COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all NSHE employees, effective immediately.

February 10, 2022
COVID-19 Update On Face Coverings
Earlier today, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that he was rescinding the state’s mask mandate, effective immediately. Based upon legal guidance provided by NSHE, our University is lifting our campus mask mandate effective immediately...

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