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For the sake of the health and safety of our campus community, we are moving cautiously, and the College may continue to maintain masking policies that are stricter than guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and/or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Please remember that some individuals may choose to continue wearing masks even when they are not required to do so, and we urge everyone to be sensitive to and understanding of those personal choices. We shouldn’t assume that someone wearing a mask isn’t fully vaccinated. 

Masking Requirements for Students, Faculty, and Staff

If you are fully vaccinated

Individuals who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks indoors, provided that they are in groups of 20 or fewer people, and aside from public settings, as noted below. (As a reminder, an individual is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.)

If you are not fully vaccinated

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and outdoors. Individuals working alone in a single office may remove their masks if their office door is closed.

Public Settings

In public settings, where there is a greater likelihood for more interactions between those who are fully vaccinated and those who are not, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to continue wearing masks while indoors, unless you are actively eating or drinking. Examples of those locations include McCabe Library, Sharples Dining Hall, and Essie Mae’s. Please note that masks are not required while using the Matchbox Fitness Center, given that it’s only open to fully vaccinated individuals.

Masking Requirements for Campus Visitors and Vendors

The above masking requirements also apply to campus visitors and vendors. Please note that indoor facilities are currently closed to visitors, and only accessible to students, faculty, and staff.

Meetings with vendors or other non-College visitors should happen virtually. If an in-person meeting is vital, approval must be obtained from the relevant member of President’s Staff. The academic department chair, program coordinator, or administrative department head should ensure that vendors know they are required to follow all campus mask requirements.