Loss of Operations Due to COVID-19 Form
On March 12, 2020, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”).
On March 17, 2020, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Thom Reilly issued a COVID-19 Memorandum that stated, “In response to Governor Sisolak’s direction this evening, all non-essential employees and operations at any NSHE institution shall close effective at noon tomorrow, March 18, 2020, for at least 30 days.”
On April 1, 2020, Governor Sisolak formally issued a Stay at Home directive for Nevadans and extended the nonessential business, gaming and school closures and all other directives issued under the Emergency Declaration to April 30. Chancellor Reilly further amplified the governor’s message by directing all nonessential faculty and employees at NSHE campuses who can work from home to do so immediately.
On April 29, 2020 Governor Sisolak issued Directive 016 which extended the Stay at Home orders from previous directives to May 15, 2020.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has advised that institutions should document the “Loss of Operations” due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the expenses incurred as a result of the loss of operations. Items that should be documented include how a project was impacted because of the inability to go to a lab or campus, inability to travel, cancellation of travel that had already been planned, etc. This document will be invaluable when addressing questions from the sponsor and auditors.
If you have experienced a loss of operations due to COVID-19, please complete and submit this form. (Form will be submitted to Sponsored Projects.) For questions regarding this form, please email Karim Hussein.