In Case You Missed It
As you plan to return to the university to study, work and conduct research, please see new guidelines and important reminders to promote safety for our entire campus community. This includes masking for all indoors, daily symptom and exposure screening, asymptomatic testing requirements, as well as a reminder about COVID-19 vaccination mandate compliance.
As we are experiencing the Delta surge, we are continuing to revise our policies based on public health guidance to limit transmission of the virus. Non-essential indoor events are temporarily not allowed through Oct. 31, 2021, unless by vice chancellor exception. Outdoor events, while still permitted at this time, should be considered carefully to avoid large crowds; face coverings are highly encouraged.
On Aug. 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. “While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D.