Nevada Update

May 18, 2021

The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):

Emergency Directive 045

Pursuant to Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 045, “individuals not otherwise exempted, must wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth consistent with guidance issued by the CDC, and any subsequent guidance issued by the CDC.”

As a result, the updated CDC mask guidance for fully vaccinated people was immediately effective in Nevada.

Guidance on Emergency Directive 045 states: “In indoor public spaces, the vaccination status of other people or whether they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 is likely unknown. Therefore, fully vaccinated people should continue to wear a mask that fits snugly against the sides of your face and does not have gaps, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands often, and follow any applicable workplace or school guidance.”

Nevada OSHA Guidance

Nevada OSHA issued guidance for employers in response to Emergency Directive 045 addressing face covering and social distancing requirements for unvaccinated workers. 

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