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Ohio University announces updated mask guidance

In alignment with our peer institutions across the state and consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, effective immediately, Ohio University strongly recommends face masks be worn on campuses and locations in counties designated as a “high” COVID-19 Community Level by the CDC. This is a shift from our previous policy that required masks in classroom environments in counties designated as "high" COVID-19 community levels.

At all COVID-19 community levels, masks may still be required in some settings:

  • Clinical healthcare facilities including Campus Care
  • COVID-19 testing facilities
  • Where masks are not required, student, faculty, and staff who test positive or are exposed to COVID-19 must follow masking guidelines outlined in the OHIO COVID-19 Protocol 

Additionally, some individuals may need to, or choose to, continue to wear a mask. Please respect their choice to wear masks to protect themselves, their family, and communities.

Additionally, we encourage members of our University community to stay up to date with vaccinations and boosters, particularly as new boosters become available imminently. Information about availability will be forthcoming and will be updated on the Be Safe Bobcats website.
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September 2, 2022
Staff reports