Message from the President
Happy Spring to all Lumberjack families!
While morning temperatures remain cool and enthusiasts are still flocking to Flagstaff to play in the snow for the weekend, it really is starting to feel a lot like spring.
Spring break being right around the corner feeds our optimism, but so does the fact that COVID-19 cases are low and continue to trend downward and that the CDC has issued new guidelines for managing COVID-19. At NAU, we have monitored these developments closely, remaining committed, as we have throughout the pandemic, to following the latest science and public health guidance. Together, we are united in our work every day to secure the conditions for an exceptional learning environment and healthy community that allow us to deliver the NAU mission.
After careful consideration of this guidance, assessment of local and regional conditions, and consultation with our Public Health and Steering Committees, we have updated our COVID-19 management protocols at NAU.
Per current CDC guidance, masks are optional in Flagstaff and at statewide sites operating in a Low or Medium Community Level, with the following exceptions, where masks continue to be required:
- NAU buses
- Campus Health Services and other clinical/health care settings
- Fieldhouse testing and vaccination site
As we look to embrace the move from controlling the pandemic spread to managing an endemic phase, it is more important than ever that our Lumberjacks be respectful and supportive of each other as individuals make masking choices that fit their comfort and needs in this changing environment.
As we all return safely from Spring Break, let’s make the remaining weeks of the spring semester to be most excellent and memorable. The home stretch is in sight.