Your Questions Answered
Question: I am a recent graduate and keep getting a red thumb on the daily symptom and exposure screener. How can I ensure that I will be able to attend commencement?
: As you may know, all students and guests may be required to complete a symptom screening upon entry to Commencement events. Current students may complete the online daily symptom and exposure screening
. Guests and recent graduates may participate in a verbal screening.
Question: I am not feeling well and have COVID-19 symptoms. Can I still attend Commencement?
Answer: Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for infection with SARS-CoV-2 should remain at home.
For the safety and wellbeing of our entire community, we should all take preventative and proactive steps in protecting each other and ourselves. By isolating when we have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive, we can prevent spreading the virus to our peers, friends and family.
To tune into Commencement online, a livestream of each ceremony held at RIMAC Field or RIMAC Arena will be available on the Commencement 2022 website
, beginning June 11, at 9 a.m.
Question: Why should I continue to mask after vaccination?
Answer: We encourage anyone who feels more comfortable continuing to wear a mask to do so, as masking remains one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the spread of the virus.
The CDC has shared that masking is a critical public health tool and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask. Wearing a well-fitted mask along with vaccination, COVID-19 testing, and physical distancing, helps protect you and others by reducing the chance of spreading COVID-19.