Updated Masking and Testing Order
Due to the continued high COVID-19 transmission rate in Dunn County, we will be extending our masking and testing order through March 11, 2022. The new masking and testing order will be effective January 24, 2022 and is available online. Until then, the current masking and testing order is in effect through January 23, 2022 and is also available online.
Correct and consistent mask use is a key piece to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19. Masks will continue to be required in all indoor public spaces, except when students are in their assigned residence hall rooms and employees are alone in a private, unshared office or lab. The CDC isolation and quarantine guidance details the importance of a well-fitting mask following quarantine or isolation. Please review the CDC website for more information about the recommendations for effective mask use.
Testing will continue to be offered by Weber Health in the West Gym through at least April 1. Please visit the testing website for information on testing hours and to register for a test. Individuals who are symptomatic should be tested immediately, and individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 should be tested five days after the last COVID-19 exposure.
In accordance with our Mask and Testing Order, we will require testing as follows:
- Unvaccinated employees: every other week beginning the week of January 24.
- Unvaccinated students: every other week beginning the week of January 31.
- Unvaccinated Residence Hall students: every other week beginning the week of January 24.
Campus faculty, staff, and students are welcome to use the testing facility regardless of vaccination status.
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Food & Beverages in Class
Because masks must be removed and food spillage also makes cleaning and disinfection less efficient, no eating should occur during classes. Although drinking also requires masks to be removed during class time, due to the importance of hydration, it is allowed. Use good judgment and re-mask immediately after taking a drink.