Nevada Maintains Mandate for Higher Ed Staff, Fires Unvaccinated

Hundreds of unvaccinated employees who work at public colleges and universities in Nevada were fired Friday, a day after state Board of Regents voted to keep a staff vaccine mandate in effect, officials said.

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents on Thursday deadlocked 6-6 on a measure to repeal the staff vaccine mandate and then rejected a measure to push the effective termination date back two weeks. Without majority support for a repeal, the mandate – which Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Faculty Alliance support – remained in effect. Employees who did not provide proof of vaccination by Friday faced termination.

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