Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are Masks Required in the State of Nevada?

Per current CDC guidance, the State of Nevada requires masks to be worn while indoors regardless of vaccination status in counties of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission. This includes fully vaccinated individuals with two weeks having passed since receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks have passed since the individual received their one dose vaccination.

Per CDC guidelines, masks are required for all individuals while indoors at any transportation hub (i.e. airports, train stations, bus terminals, train stations, etc.) please see for more information.

Students in Nevada should check their school policies and must wear a mask if required. Additionally, masks are recommended for all students, regardless of vaccination status.

    Is Social Distancing Still in Effect in Nevada?

    Maintaining a safe distance of six feet is still encouraged but is no longer required throughout Nevada. Each county and school district took over mitigation plans within their jurisdiction.

      Businesses within Nevada can operate at 100% capacity with few exceptions if they are in accordance with each local health authority and Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery.

        Are the Restrictions Different in Each County?

        Each of Nevada’s 17 counties took over mitigation measures within their jurisdiction. Currently, each county is operating at 100% capacity but mask mandates remain in place.

          Is a Negative COVID-19 Test Required to Leave the State of Nevada?

          No. It is not required to provide proof of a COVID-19 test before departing Nevada unless you are traveling to or arriving from an international destination. Please see the conditions at your destination.

            What Does Nevada Require for International Travel?

            The CDC requires everyone traveling internationally to obtain a negative COVID-19 prior to boarding their plane to enter the United States.

              Passengers entering the United States must test one day prior to the departure of the scheduled flight from a foreign country. A negative COVID-19 test must be provided by all passengers regardless of vaccination or citizenship status.

                If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may travel with proof of recovery from COVID-19 which includes your positive COVID-19 test and a letter from your healthcare provider or public health official stating you were cleared for travel. The positive COVID-19 test must have been no more than 90 days before your flight departs from a foreign country.

                  Check the CDC website for the most updated information. You should also check your destination country’s requirements and your airline’s testing protocols. Additional information can be found on the CDC's international travel FAQ page.

                    What Do I Need to Know About Attending a Large Indoor Event?

                    Special mandates are in place for indoor events with more than 4,000 attendees and are determined by the venue. Additional information can be found at the NV Health Response Website. Events such as attending a Las Vegas Raiders football game, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) or a University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) basketball game require proof of being fully vaccinated.

                      Where Can I get a COVID-19 test if I need/want one?

                      Passengers at Harry Reid International Airport, formerly McCarran International Airport, are able to get a COVID-19 test at the newly opened clinics at Harry Reid International Airport  University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC). The clinic offers COVID-19 testing, primary urgent care, medical screening exams, and physicals for employment and is located at located behind Terminal 1 Level 2, near A/B Security.

                        Reno Tahoe International Airport offers COVID-19 tests for ticketed passengers flying within 72 hours of their scheduled itinerary. WellHealth, a third-party provider, offers rapid antigen test results within 15 minutes ($60) and the lab-based Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test in 48-72 hours ($135). Passengers can register online at to schedule an appointment.

                          For other testing sites around the State of Nevada, please visit, Southern Nevada Health District, Washoe County Health District, Carson City Health and Human Services.