Campus Events Guidance

Informed by the best medical advice available, Auburn has continuously evaluated the university’s policies, guidelines and timeline for returning to full on-campus operations since the onset of the pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution, the university is making operational adjustments in response to emerging health scenarios in Lee County, in Alabama and across the country.

This guidance applies to all events as defined by the Auburn University Campus Events Policy.

Effective June 1, 2021, Auburn University will require face coverings for all individuals only in the following areas:

  • Classrooms and instructional laboratories

  • University transportation services

  • Health care settings, such as the Auburn University Medical Clinic, the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center, the Auburn University employee and student pharmacies, and College of Veterinary Medicine hospitals and clinic

  • Other areas marked by official university signage or otherwise clearly communicated by the university

According to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely forego face coverings and no longer need to maintain physical distance from others. CDC guidance indicates that people who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear face coverings to protect themselves against COVID-19, and the university highly encourages those individuals to do so. The university’s face coverings policy will not require individuals to provide proof of vaccination status.

In addition to revising the face covering requirement, the university will no longer limit the number of attendees permitted at campus events. Event coordinators and/or sponsors are expected to maintain a list that includes name, telephone number and email address for every attendee, which will be used if there is a need for contact tracing. Event coordinators and/or sponsors should remind attendees to stay home if they are not feeling well or if they have been exposed to COVID-19. There is no limit on number of attendees for purposes of COVID. Where possible and practical, event coordinators and/or sponsors should encourage physical distancing as still recommended by the CDC.

Events where there is food and or beverages, sealed food and beverage is preferred. Seated meals and buffets served by Auburn University approved caterers are permitted.

COVID-19 vaccines have made a powerful impact on individual and public health, and the university strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated. There are many convenient options in our community for anyone over age 12 to receive the vaccine, including through Auburn University.

All operational changes are informed by health trends in our community and state and may be adjusted if scenarios change or new information becomes available. Continued cooperation and adherence to important safety protocols remain essential.

For updates and more information regarding COVID-19 visit A Healthier U.

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Last updated: June 10, 2021