Feb. 10, 2022

Earlier today, Gov. Steve Sisolak rescinded the requirement that individuals wear masks in public indoor areas throughout Nevada. The Governor’s directive, and subsequent NSHE guidance, means that masks are not required at any NSHE institutions, effective immediately. 

Masks are no longer a requirement on UNLV campuses except those areas where healthcare services are being provided. This applies to all university employees, students and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Weekly testing for unvaccinated employees is still in effect and the program is scheduled to begin later this month. More information will be shared at that time.   

While no longer required, individuals may continue to wear masks during the pandemic if they so choose, especially for those who are immunocompromised or otherwise at higher risk for infection, and for those caring for high-risk individuals. The university will continue to provide KN95 masks for individuals who want them. 

UNLV continues to urge individuals to get fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot, when eligible. More than 91 percent of UNLV’s students and 97 percent of our employees have been vaccinated. Our vaccination rate is one of the main reasons why the COVID-19 virus has had less of an impact on the UNLV campuses than in the Las Vegas community at large.  

We are grateful for the cooperation we have received from the entire UNLV community in our efforts to maximize health precautions and minimize the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate your commitment and flexibility the past two years as we have worked together to navigate this unprecedented pandemic.

As we move to the next stage of what has become a constant state of change, we ask that everyone on our campuses continue to exhibit kindness, understanding, and tolerance toward one another – regardless of the personal decision to wear, or not wear, a mask.