Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Nevada Businesses and New Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard

On June 24, 2021, the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) issued updated COVID-19 guidance for Nevada businesses which includes a new OSHA Healthcare COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. Nevada OSHA adopted the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and it became effective in Nevada on July 1, 2021. Employers must comply with most provisions within 14 days and with the remaining provisions within 30 days.

The ETS is aimed at protecting workers facing the highest coronavirus hazards such as those working in health care settings where suspected or confirmed coronavirus patients are treated. This includes employees in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities; emergency responders; home health care workers; and employees in ambulatory care settings.

A flow chart to help determine if a workplace is covered is available at: Is Your Workplace Covered by the ETS?

If you have questions about the updated guidance and ETS, call Nevada OSHA at 702-486-9020.