Students wearing masks

COVID-19 Face Covering Policy and Guidance


Amended: September 16, 2021

We continue to monitor changing health conditions and adjust accordingly. We are now taking additional steps in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, based on the recommendations received from Dr. Matt Deibel of Covenant HealthCare, who has advised us throughout the pandemic.

Effective Monday, August 16

  • Masks will now be required to be worn indoors in all buildings by faculty, staff, students and visitors regardless of vaccination status with the following exceptions:
    • Fully vaccinated individuals may gather without masks in enclosed spaces, such as an office or conference room, in groups of up to 5 fully vaccinated people.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals may remove their masks in common areas when they are alone, at least 6 feet from others, including when actively eating or drinking.

These temporary measures are in effect until further notice. It follows the medical guidance we have received, as the incidence of COVID-19 is on the rise in our surrounding community and the Delta variant is more easily transmitted.


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