New COVID-19 Face Covering Requirements for NSHE Institutions July 27, 2021

Dear CSN Family,

The state of Nevada, including the Nevada System of Higher Education and CSN, will adopt the latest CDC guidelines and reinstitute the state’s mask mandate effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 30, due to rising positive COVID-19 transmission rates and a lower than ideal vaccination rate.

As NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose notes in her latest memo, “all unvaccinated and vaccinated NSHE students, employees, and members of the public will be required to wear a face covering while inside any building or structure on any NSHE campus or property.”

As the entire CSN Family knows, the health and safety of each and every one of you, and of our community as a whole, will always be our top priority.

These requirements are consistent with Governor Steve Sisolak’s Directive 47 and follow recommendations as outlined by the CDC. We will continue to bring the CSN community updated information as it becomes available in collaboration with our health and safety and emergency management partners across southern Nevada. Please continue to use for communication regarding cases,close contacts, testing, and any questions regarding COVID-19. Remember that CSN has partnered with the Southern Nevada Health District to make available COVID-19 vaccinations at the Charleston and North Las Vegas campuses. In addition to vaccinations, all CSN campuses serve as free COVID-19 testing sites. To register for testing, please find information at

Please visit for a location near you to obtain vaccinations as soon as possible.

Take care and be safe. Thank you.


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