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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Nevada Businesses and New OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standards

January 19, 2022 3:51 PM | Anonymous

This guidance supersedes previous Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) COVID‐19 guidance released on July 30, 2021.

OSHA COVID‐19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

As a result of the Supreme Court decision on January 13, 2022, Nevada OSHA will not be taking any action regarding the OSHA COVID‐19 Vaccination and Emergency Temporary Standard until further notice. This guidance shall be updated as new developments are made available.

Omnibus COVID‐19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule

Please note that Nevada OSHA is not responsible for enforcement of the Omnibus COVID‐19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court lifted lower court injunctions blocking enforcement of this rule. The guidance at the following link is anticipated to be updated to remove references to non‐enforcement in certain states: https://www.cms.gov/medicareprovider-enrollment-and-certificationsurveycertificationgeninfopolicy-and-memos-states-and/guidance-interim-final-rule-medicare-and-medicaid-programs-omnibus-covid-19-health-care-staff-0

COVID‐19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard

Nevada OSHA adopted the COVID‐19 Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare workplaces effective on July 1, 2021. As of December 23, 2021, this Emergency Temporary Standard is no longer in effect.

Other Nevada OSHA COVID‐19 Guidance for Businesses

Nevada OSHA is responsible for enforcing all violations of its guidelines, protocols, and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Governor’s Directives and local directives affecting employees. Declaration of Emergency Directives #047 and #048 require all persons in counties with substantial or high community transmission rates to wear a face covering while in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, Declaration of Emergency Directives #024, #028, #044, and #045 require Nevada businesses to comply with guidelines promulgated by Nevada OSHA to minimize the risk of spread of COVID‐19. This document provides more detail on current requirements.

Need Safety Consultation Assistance?

Complying with COVID‐19 safety standards can be complex. The Division of Industrial Relations Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) offers free consultations to businesses to help them understand and implement the requirements in order to comply with the health and safety guidance and directives for all businesses, and specific requirements for each industry.

If you have questions about this guidance, please call the Safety Consultation and Training Section at 702‐486‐9140 (south) or 775‐688‐3730 (north) or request a consultation online.

Nevada OSHA COVID‐19 guidance is subject to revision. Please check our website frequently for updates.

For questions about this guidance related to enforcement, please call Nevada OSHA at 702‐486‐ 9020 (south) or 775‐688‐3700 (north).

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SOUTHERN NEVADA

702-486-9140

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NORTHERN NEVADA

775-688-3730

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NORTHEAST NEVADA

775-778-3312

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