Effective January 17, 2022 individuals are required to mask using a surgical mask, KN95, KF94, or equivalent. (While surgical masks offer significantly more protection than cloth masks, KN95 and KF94 masks offer even more due to their fit and filtration.)
Masking is required in all public indoor spaces, with limited exceptions for:
- Individuals working alone in a private office
- Individuals in their own bedroom (residence hall bedrooms or greek living unit bedrooms)
- Individuals with stipulated institutional testing protocols (for example athletes during athletic competition, musicians during School of Music performances) during such designated engagements
- In the very rare case that course content or pedagogy requires an exception (an exemption request may be sent to the Vice President for Academic Affairs).
Masks with valves are not allowed. For more information about mask wearing, Dr. Harsha has shared these tips.
These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we monitor and evaluate data. (last updated 1.13.2022)