The CDC released updated guidance for Early Childhood Programs. COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs (cdc.gov)
Based upon the new CDC guidance and the governor’s directive that the State of Nevada is to align with CDC guidelines, as of today, July 9, 2021, mask use is no longer mandatory for fully vaccinated individuals in child care centers. Additionally, mask use is not required outdoors for anyone, regardless of vaccination status, although masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals when social distancing is not possible or in large crowd settings.
Some additional points of clarification:
- Per Governor Sisolak’s directive, private entities and organizations may have mask policies that are more restrictive than the CDC guidance. Based on the needs of your individual program and the community, providers can opt to make mask use required regardless of vaccination status.
- The State of Nevada neither requires nor prohibits private entities from confirming vaccination status of individuals.
- In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
Providers are encouraged to post signage with the latest CDC mask guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.