Auburn updates face covering guidelines

Published: May 26, 2021

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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, effective June 1.

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.