Update to Mask Requirement (7/28/21)


Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance indicating that all people wear masks in indoor spaces if they are in an area of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission. That was followed by additional recommendations from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health concerning mask wearing.

Given this new guidance and keeping with our practice of aligning with Lawrence Douglas-County Public Health recommendations, our university is recommending all people — including those who are fully vaccinated — wear masks in indoor public spaces on our Lawrence and Edwards campuses where more than one person is gathering, effective immediately.

Masks will still be required on public transportation and in campus healthcare settings in accordance with our previous policy. Members of our community who need a cloth mask can request one by completing the PPE request form.

Read the related message from Chancellor Doug Girod and Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer.