State and NSHE updates

On July 21, 2021, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released the following bulletin regarding new face mask requirements for NSHE employees in Clark County. Among other measures, the bulletin also includes a soon-to-be-implemented program that could require unvaccinated State and NSHE employees to be tested weekly for COVID-19 beginning mid-August.

Remote work policy webinar

Watch the webinar from June 29, 2021 for an overview of the remote work policy and a question and answer session with Shannon Ellis, Jill Heaton and Tim McFarling. Log in with NetID required.


Face covering guidelines

  • All individuals. Regardless of vaccination status, all students, employees, and members of the public must wear masks indoors. This includes all classrooms and laboratories, all work areas inside all campus buildings as well as all residential halls and events taking place inside. Individuals are not required to wear masks if they have individual offices or if they are in their individual rooms in residential halls. Please review CDC guidelines for not fully vaccinated individuals.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals. Students, employees and members of the public who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are no longer required to wear a face-covering while outdoors on-campus, except in Clark County.
  • Non fully vaccinated individuals. 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. For people who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a face-covering is not a choice and remains mandatory.

NSHE guidelines

  • The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and all of its institutions, including the University of Nevada, Reno, continue to follow CDC and respective county directives to keep our community healthy and safe.
  • Beyond the COVID-19 directives specified above, NSHE institutions are not authorized to impose additional rules or regulations.

Department guidelines

  • Facilities will continue their cleaning and sanitation practices. Departments should maintain supplies for cleaning and sanitation.  This includes break areas and common areas for employees or the public.
  • Departments should maintain an adequate supply of face coverings for employees who request one.

Chancellor's memo of July 21 mandating conformance with Clark County's face covering policy inside all NSHE buildings in Clark County.

Social distancing and contact tracing

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

Employee requirements

  • Each employee is responsible for monitoring their health for any of the following symptoms and not reporting to work if any are present: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

The following must be followed in the event of COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or a positive test

Vaccine information and COVID-19 tracking on campus