University mask guidelines updated

In accordance with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Marshall University has updated its mask requirements for students and employees.

Effective immediately, people who are fully vaccinated* are no longer required to wear a mask in university buildings, except in in-person instructional settings like classrooms, laboratories, studios, etc. For now, the mask requirement in those spaces remains in effect for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Please note that if you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.

Marshall University strongly encourages every member of the university community to get vaccinated. If you have not yet received the vaccine, visit the university’s coronavirus website for clinic information.

Students who plan to take classes this fall are required to complete the Student Vaccination Registry.

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* In general, you are considered fully vaccinated:  two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.