Indoor mask rule updated, extended through Oct. 1 in all non-residential buildings
- September 2nd, 2021
- in General Messages
Effective today, the UA campus requirement for face coverings while indoors has been updated and extended through Oct. 1. Face coverings are now required inside all non-residential campus buildings, including all classrooms and academic buildings, and on campus transportation. The rule applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
Limited exceptions include:
- In office workspaces when distanced
- When alone in offices and private workspaces
- In residence hall rooms
- In residential common areas when distanced
- While actively eating or drinking (in dining venues – while seated at a table)
- While actively exercising
- When teaching, if distanced and behind plexiglass
College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Ricky Friend emphasizes the effectiveness and importance of interventions like masks and vaccinations to maintain the momentum of the full in-person fall semester experience. UA COVID-19 positives continue to trend below similar timelines from last spring semester, and substantially below last fall, and this update will keep us headed in the right direction.
The campus Situational Response Team and UA System Health and Safety Task Force will continue monitoring the situation on campus and in the community, including guidance and data provided by medical professionals.