For Faculty & Staff

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As of August 6, 2021, masks must be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. Instructors who are actively teaching may remove their masks so long as all other individuals in the room are masked.

COVID-19 Vaccinations are mandatory for all students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. More information about faculty and staff (including graduate assistants) expectations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

For instructors looking to include COVID-19 information on their syllabus, we suggest the following language:

President Pines provided clear expectations to the University about the wearing of masks for students, faculty, and staff. Face coverings over the nose and mouth are required while you are indoors at all times. There are no exceptions when it comes to classrooms and laboratories. Students not wearing a mask will be given a warning and asked to wear one, or will be asked to leave the room immediately. Students who have additional issues with the mask expectation after a first warning will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for failure to comply with a directive of University officials.

More information for Fall 2021 course instructors can be found here in an August 13 letter from James Bond, Director of Student Conduct.