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University lifts masking requirements for unvaccinated individuals

| Monday, March 21, 2022

Notre Dame announced masks are now optional on campus for all students, faculty, staff and visitors effective today. The announcement came in an email from interim provost Chris Maziar. The lifting of the mask policy includes indoor events.

Surveillance testing will no longer be required for any campus community members, including those exempt from the vaccination requirement, the email said. The testing center will remain open for diagnostic testing and for exempt students who want to continue with surveillance testing.

Additionally, University-sponsored domestic travel will no longer be required to receive pre-approval from a vice president or dean. But, the email maintained that University-sponsored international travel will continue to require pre-approval.

The announcement comes in light of just two positive COVID-19 cases last week. Exceptions to the masking policy remain in place in instructional or research spaces where the instructor or faculty member requires masks. Also, masks remain required at the University Testing Center, University Health Services and the Wellness Center according to the email. Those who test positive are required to mask for five days following isolation, the email read as well.

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