Sisolak signs off on COVID-19 mandate for Nevada college students

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FILE – In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Following a unanimous vote from the Nevada State Board of Health, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency regulations that require state universities, colleges and community colleges to implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for enrollment after Nov. 1, 2021.

The health board approved the measure Friday following a nearly four-hour meeting which including a public hearing. The COVID-19 vaccine mandate applies to all colleges and universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education which includes UNLV, UNR, the College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Great Basin College, Desert Research Institute, Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College.

The mandate requires proof of vaccination for students to enroll for the Spring 2022 semester. There will be some exemptions allowed.

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