Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose has issued an update regarding COVID-19 and face covering requirements for NSHE’s institutions.
Following Governor Steve Sisolak’s directive, NSHE employees, students, and members of the public are no longer required to wear face coverings while inside NSHE buildings irrespective of the COVID19 vaccination status effective immediately. This includes classrooms and workspaces.
NSHE continues to recommend everyone complete a COVID-19 shot series as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The science and data have consistently shown that receiving the COVID-19 shots continues to be the surest, safest, and most effective way to keep Nevada safe and learning.
The state-wide NSHE community is reminded to please keep perspective about what is happening, demonstrate empathy to others, and show respect. The NSHE community should avoid stigmatizing any individuals based on their personal decisions to wear a mask or not wear a mask.
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting research universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges, and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents. The System includes the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute, the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.