COVID-19 policies and information for students
We all have part to play in keeping the Pack healthy. Each of us must take personal responsibility for things we can control: COVID-19 self-education, wearing face coverings, personal hygiene (hand washing) and following University policies and procedures and self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students
On August 20, 2021, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health approved COVID-19 vaccine requirements for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) students.
All undergraduate and graduate students who plan on enrolling for the Spring 2022 semester are required to provide documentation of a completed vaccination series against COVID-19 before enrolling. This means students must receive both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine before you can register for classes when enrollment begins on Nov. 1.
As with all other vaccinations that are required to attend the University, students will not be allowed to enroll in Spring 2022 classes (or future classes) until documentation of completed COVID-19 vaccination series or approved medical or religious exemption is on file.
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.
The Student Health Center is offering free daily COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, to students, faculty and staff. Make your appointment by calling (775) 784-6598. The Student Health Center offers rapid Antigen testing, PCR testing for diagnosis of infection and antibody testing to identify past infections.
Free testing is also offered through the Washoe County Health District.
There are no social distancing requirements in Nevada or at the University.