Governor Sisolak issues statement ahead of NSHE Board of Regents meeting on vaccine mandates for faculty

CARSON CITY, NV – December 29, 2021

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement ahead of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents Special meeting related to a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for NSHE employees.

“We know without a doubt that COVID-19 vaccines help prevent severe cases, hospitalization, and death from this virus. I want to thank all the NSHE employees and students who have already rolled up their sleeves to give themselves, their communities and our institutions an additional layer of protection from COVID-19.

 I encourage the NSHE Board of Regents to continue with the policy they enacted earlier this year to require proof of vaccination for employees - we know these measures work in helping to prevent the further spread of the virus. The Regents are empowered under Nevada’s Constitution and laws to take such measures and I support their efforts to create safer and healthier communities for all our students, staff and faculty.

The State is committed to continuing the existing regulatory process with the Board of Health as it relates to proof of vaccination requirements for students attending NSHE.

 By working together, we can all do our part to help protect our communities and ensure that students and staff are able to learn and thrive at our institutions."



Meghin Delaney
Communications Director