Carlow releases new masking guidelines for faculty, students, staff

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

This communication is to supplement the Office of the President communication sent June 1, 2021, to specifically clarify and update masking requirement effective today with this communication.

Based on updated CDC, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County Health Department guidelines, Carlow University COVID-19 prevention protocols will follow these general principles:

  • Those fully vaccinated will benefit from reduction of restrictions.
  • Those not fully vaccinated will still be expected to observe preventative measures consistent with the Commitment to the Common Good.
  • We will distinguish between on-campus outdoor and indoor activity.

Vaccinated Individuals – Face Mask Requirements

Those who are fully vaccinated [2 weeks or more after receiving a final dose] are not required to wear masks when on campus or in campus buildings.

Unvaccinated Individuals – Face Mask Requirements

Those who are not fully vaccinated [2 weeks or more after their final dose] are required to wear a mask while in campus buildings, classrooms, lounge spaces, stairwells, elevators, and University-owned vehicles.

On Campus Outdoor Activities No mask is required of either vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals when outdoors on Carlow’s campus.

We continue to encourage all individuals not yet vaccinated to do so for the Common Good of the entire community.


Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD

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