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CDC guidance and COVID-19 university policy clarification

April 21, 2021

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Over the last few weeks, there have been articles published outlining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for fully vaccinated individuals as it pertains to masking and social distancing. These articles were for informational purposes only. University policy regarding masking and social distancing has not changed. Due to our highly residential setting, masks and social distancing continues to be required of all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of their vaccination status. Although vaccinated individuals are less likely to become more severely ill, they can still be infected with COVID-19 and be carriers, which could quickly cause the disease to spread and affect in-person learning. Therefore, the university is erring on the side of caution to ensure the safety of our community.