Officials struggle with university vaccination policies


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Nevada university students can attend classes without being vaccinated for COVID-19, but the people who work on campus need to have a shot.

Decisions by legislators and the Board of Regents have put vaccinations policies back in the news. In short, lawmakers on the Legislative Commission, which administers legislative duties between sessions, split on continuing a vaccine mandate for students, allowing it to lapse. The regents, who set campus workplace policy, were able to uphold an employee vaccination requirement, leading to the termination of some university employees.

Efforts to again mandate vaccinations for Nevada’s 120,000 college students are being pursued through the slow-moving regulatory process.

“That's going to take a while, meaning those requirements are not going to be in place by the start of the spring semester,” said State of Nevada reporter Paul Boger, who covers state government.

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