University to maintain safety protocols as vaccinations increase
Observer Staff Report | Friday, March 26, 2021
In an email Friday, the University notified students that all campus safety protocols relating to mask wearing and personal travel will remain in place. This decision follows Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Tuesday press conference in which he announced the state mask mandate will turn into a mask advisory April 6.
“Given the number of people who live, work, interact, and study on our campus and the risk of contagion, it’s critically important that we as a University community continue to follow all of our campus health and safety protocols, and wearing your mask is an essential part of these protocols,” the email said.
In addition, the email advised students, faculty and staff to report their vaccination status to the University after receiving the final dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as these numbers will impact future decisions on campus in the summer and fall semesters.
“The number of Notre Dame community members who are vaccinated will help guide decisions on the health protocols required to keep our campus safe,” the email said.
Students are encouraged to utilize the vaccination site that will open on campus in mid-April.