Sisolak mandates Covid-19 vaccines for some state workers

Workers must show proof of vaccination by Nov. 1st
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak speaks to constituents.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Photo credit Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Carson City, NV - Following a 4-0 vote from the Nevada State Board of Health, Governor Steve Sisolak signed emergency regulations that require State of Nevada employees who work with vulnerable populations in state-operated, licensed health care settings or state-operated detention facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Proof of vaccination will be required by November 1.

“I am grateful to the Board of Health for passing an emergency regulation to require State staff who work with vulnerable populations in certain settings provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations by November 1," Governor Sisolak said. “I also want to thank the Medical Advisory Team for providing this policy recommendation and for the staff at DPBH for developing the proposal heard at the meeting.”

The emergency regulation comes on the heels of Governor Sisolak’s request that his Medical Advisory Team review vaccination status for certain populations. Following their review, the MAT recommended that Nevada should require all State employees who work with vulnerable populations to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The emergency regulations regarding COVID-19 will be effective for 120 days and will have to go through a more rigorous public process to be made permanent.

Read the approved emergency regulations online here.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images