Effective Date: May 20, 2022. This guidance supersedes previous Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) COVID-19 guidance released on March 17, 2022. This guidance has been updated in light of Governor Sisolak’s rescission of the Declaration of Emergency for COVID-19 effective May 20, 2022.
Because COVID-19 is a recognized health hazard in the workplace, employers continue to have a duty to protect their employees. The following requirements continue to apply:
- The requirement for establishments to develop a COVID-19 prevention plan;
- Requirements related to voluntary use of respiratory protection;
- Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) face covering requirements;
- Recordkeeping and reporting requirements with respect to COVID-19-related hospitalizations or fatalities at healthcare facilities, and Nevada OSHA will also continue to support the COVID-19 Focused Inspection Initiative in Healthcare through the COVID-19 National Emphasis Program by evaluating previous 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 any 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.