Effective Date: January 20, 2023. This guidance supersedes previous Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) COVID-19 guidance released on May 20, 2022. This guidance has been updated in light of Governor Joe Lombardo’s Executive Order rescinding all COVID-19 related directives related to Governor Sisolak’s emergency declaration on March 12, 2020.
Because COVID-19 is a recognized health hazard in the workplace, employers continue to have a duty to protect their employees. Employers should evaluate the risk of COVID-19 in their workplace and incorporate an explanation of the methods used to identify, analyze, and control exposure to COVID-19 into the Written Safety Program required under NAC 618.540(1)(b).
While there are no State-specific requirements regarding COVID-19, the Federal requirements will remain in effect. These requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Requirements related to voluntary use of respiratory protection.
- Recordkeeping and reporting requirements with respect to COVID-19-related hospitalizations or fatalities at healthcare facilities.
Since the Federal OSHA COVID-19 National Emphasis Program remains in effect, Nevada OSHA will continue to evaluate COVID-19 inquiries and inspections for possible follow-up enforcement action at businesses in the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes:
- 622110 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
- 622210 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
- 623110 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
- 623312 Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
Please note that following these guidelines does not constitute, and is not a substitute for, compliance with all laws and regulations applicable at this particular time. Individuals and businesses are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable health and safety requirements. Additionally, compliance with this guidance does not ensure prevention of spread of infections from COVID-19 or any other cause.