Feb. 14, 2022

 

With the mask mandate lifted at UNLV, following is additional guidance regarding campus health and safety.  

Throughout the pandemic, the spread of the COVID-19 virus on the UNLV campus has been below the community rate as a whole. The reason is simple. We adopted best practices from the onset to combat the pandemic, and we strongly encourage you to continue to follow these measures even though many are no longer a requirement, but now a personal choice.

We will continue to make high-quality, KN95 masks available to individuals upon request, and we strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks when indoors, and where social distancing is not possible. This includes classrooms, labs, and other campus meeting spaces where you are in close proximity to others. However, faculty and instructors can not require students within their classrooms or labs to wear a mask unless working in specific healthcare settings. Please welcome any students into your educational setting whether they opt to wear a mask or not. 

The best way to protect yourself and our community against COVID-19 is to get fully vaccinated, including receiving a booster shot when you are eligible. Vaccines are safe, effective, widely available, and free. Here at UNLV, we are fortunate that with the high vaccination rates among students, faculty, and staff – and by following public health measures – we have maintained far lower case counts than at many other institutions. 

Other important actions to protect our community include staying home when sick and self-reporting any positive COVID-19 test result using the online portal so that our campus contact tracing team can guide you on what to do next.

We know how difficult the pandemic has been for everyone.Thank you for your continued respect and care for fellow members of our UNLV family. We are in this together as we navigate what we hope to be the final phase of the pandemic.