Jul. 18, 2022

The NSHE Board of Regents voted on June 30, 2022 to rescind a mandate requiring all NSHE employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New employees hired on or after July 1, 2022 do not have to submit proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination series.

While vaccination is no longer a condition of employment,* it remains the best defense against severe illness from COVID-19. We recommend individuals get fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot when eligible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves, their family, friends, and the UNLV community. (*All healthcare workers at UNLV’s hospitals and clinics must follow the federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement for healthcare organizations. The federal government has not lifted this requirement. This means all new and current healthcare workers must continue to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver on file with Human Resources.

UNLV faculty and staff and their dependents who are 12 years and older can make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center, (702) 895-0630. Students can call (702) 895-3370 to make an appointment at the Student Health Center. Children ages 5 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster at Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) clinics and community partner locations throughout Clark County. Children as young as 6 months old are also now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at SNHD clinics. Visit the SNHD’s COVID-19 website to learn more or to find a vaccination location near you.

As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified Southern Nevada as being in the “high risk” category for COVID-19 community transmission. In response to this assessment, the Southern Nevada Health District recommends individuals wear masks in indoor public places. Please continue to exhibit kindness, understanding, and tolerance toward one another – regardless of the personal decision to wear, or not wear, a mask.

We appreciate your flexibility and cooperation as we continue to adjust to evolving guidance related to the pandemic.