Auburn University announced in an email to students and faculty on Wednesday afternoon it is further altering its campus mask policy following changes in public health recommendations.
On June 1, 2021, the University will only require face coverings for individuals in the following areas:
- Classrooms and instructional laboratories
- University transportation services
- Health care settings, such as the Auburn University Medical Clinic, the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center, the Auburn University employee and student pharmacies and College of Veterinary Medicine hospitals and clinic
- Other areas marked by official university signage or otherwise clearly communicated by the University
The University said the decision is in accordance with the latest guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC determined that those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume regular activities without face coverings or social distancing, according to their website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.
Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to abide by social distancing suggestions and wear the appropriate face coverings to product themselves against COVID-19, the University said. However, Auburn University will not require vaccinated individuals to provide proof of their vaccination status.
Effective June 1, the University will additionally no longer limit the number of attendees permitted at campus events.
“COVID-19 vaccines have made a powerful impact on individual and public health, and the University strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated,” the University said in the email
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Those looking to receive a vaccination who have not had an opportunity may visit the COVID-19 Scheduling Portal at https://alcovidvaccine.gov or contact the University to learn about its options.
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