University lifts indoor masking requirement for vaccinated individuals
Observer Staff Report | Friday, March 11, 2022
Masking will be optional on campus for all fully vaccinated students, faculty, staff and visitors beginning Monday, interim provost Chris Maziar announced in an email Friday. The decision comes in light of positive trends on campus and locally, according to the email.
The lifting of the indoor masking requirement includes events, as masking is now optional for fully vaccinated individuals at indoor gatherings. Masking is still required indoors for unvaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated students, faculty and staff still must take part in weekly surveillance testing.
Faculty members and instructors may still require masking in their own instructional or research spaces and masks are required for all who visit the University Testing Center, University Health Services and the wellness center, according to the email.
The University also requires those who test positive for COVID-19 to mask for five days following their isolation period.
The University revised their guidance on gatherings in accordance with the new masking rules. The email said the travel policy remains unchanged from Feb. 4.