COVID Update: Relaxed Masking on Campus

March 3, 2022

Westminster is relaxing mask requirements on campus to better align with new guidelines from the CDC and the Salt Lake County Health Department. The CDC now designates our county as medium level.

The following mask policy begins Monday, March 7.

  • Masks remain required in classrooms while class is in session and in Student Health Services. Masks may be briefly removed in classrooms when drinking.
  • Masks are optional in all other areas of campus.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette.

This is a campus-wide policy that applies to everyone. Individual departments, offices, classes may not create area specific rules. Protective N95 masks are available for free from the Dean of Students office. Westminster expects our community to respect individuals who continue to wear a mask and those who do not.

CDC guidance for mask use is based on COVID transmission levels in the community, individual and family risk. View the CDC mask guidelines. Westminster continually monitors community transmission and will adjust campus safety policies as needed. Salt Lake County Health Department Executive Director Dr. Angela C. Dunn’s primary recommendation is to be up to date on COVID vaccinations, including boosters when eligible. Wear a high-filtration mask when indoors in public—if certain personal circumstances apply. Wear a mask when you have symptoms, a positive diagnosis or exposure. Read CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines for when and how long you should wear a mask.

Student Health Services offers COVID-19 testing at the east side door of HWAC, adjacent to the Special Events Room. Visit the Student Health Services webpage for testing instructions. Visit Westminster’s coronavirus resource page for detailed campus safety, testing, case counts, and vaccine information.

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