Update on State Employee Vaccine-or-Test Requirement

Aug. 18, 2021

Dear Campus Community, 

As you are aware, the State of Nevada is requiring all state employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested weekly at the employee's cost. The directive applies to all NSHE academic and administrative faculty, classified staff, contract employees, and student workers -- including graduate assistants. 

Initially effective on August 15, the policy will now be implemented on Monday, August 30, 2021 for NSHE employees. This new timeline allows NSHE and the state to establish an automated process to verify vaccine records, and reduce the burden on employees to show physical documentation of vaccination, and for Human Resources to track that information individually.

We will provide additional details about this process as it becomes available. Please contact Human Resources at hr@unlv.edu with any questions.

Warm regards,

Ericka M. Smith

Vice President & Chief People Officer
Human ResourcesUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas