In accordance with federal guidelines, Auburn University will no longer require facial coverings in most buildings for fully vaccinated individuals starting on Monday, Nov. 15.
Masks are still required, regardless of vaccination status, for all individuals in health care settings and on Tiger Transit, as well as any other areas marked by official University signage.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear facial coverings at all times, except when alone in an office, when actively eating or drinking, when in a dorm room alone or with roommates, when exercising at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center or when in outdoor areas that are not crowded or involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
Faculty members may still require all individuals to continue wearing facial coverings during their classes, provided there is a facial covering requirement in the course syllabus.
The policy affects Auburn's main campus and does not impact Auburn University at Montgomery, which still requires all individuals to wear masks while inside campus buildings or on campus transportation.
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Trice Brown, senior in english language arts education, is the multimedia editor of The Auburn Plainsman.