COVID-19 employee guidance

Latest messages from the University

Each employee is responsible for monitoring their health for any of the following symptoms and should not report 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.

Face masks, social distancing and contact tracing

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.

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.


COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Employee COVID-19 vaccine meeting

Watch the employee information session from Oct. 7, 2021 regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for NSHE employees with President Sandoval, Cheryl Hug-English and Tim McFarling.

COVID-19 vaccine waivers

An employee may request a waiver from the NSHE employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. If an individual is both a student and an employee, they will need to complete both the student waiver and the employee waiver forms.


Verify your vaccination status

NSHE has collected vaccine information from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ vaccine tracking system (WebIZ) to identify employees who are fully vaccinated. Learn about updating and verifying your vaccination status in Workday.

Remote work policy and agreements

Remote work arrangement policy

The University’s Remote Work Arrangement (RWA) Policy reflects our core institutional belief that we will continue to provide “majority in-person educational experiences and degree programs for our students,” while also providing flexibility in the future determination of Remote Work Arrangements.

Remote work agreements

The process for requesting a Remote Work Agreement is now live in Workday. You may also review the application process and deadlines in Knowledge Base: Initiating a Remote Work Agreement (RWA) in Workday.

Remote work 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.

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


Information for instructors

Masks in the classroom

A video, accessible to instructional faculty, showing how to deal with students who inadvertently or intentionally fail to wear face coverings in class is available to watch in WebCampus.

Student information

On Aug. 20, the Nevada State Board of Public Health voted to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all students attending NSHE institutions. Students must provide proof of vaccination by Nov. 1, 2021 to enroll in the Spring 2022 semester. We will provide additional information on this mandate as details become available.


COVID-19 FAQ for instructors

Vaccine information and COVID-19 tracking on campus