Mask Policy Updated


In accordance with CDC guidelines updated Feb. 25, the campus mask policy is now optional.

Based on the new CDC guidelines, currently Adair County COVID-19 community levels are classified as “low.” For counties with low community levels there is no recommendation to wear a mask unless a person has symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Those who prefer to wear masks should continue to do so. Employees may require others to wear masks in their personal office or work space, but must provide masks if needed.

The University will continue its current contact tracing program and will adhere to CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation procedures.

Decisions regarding the mask policy are made by the president in consultation with the executive leadership team. Factors taken into consideration include, but are not limited to: the number of active cases related to the University; the transmission rate in Adair County; the campus vaccination rate; Truman’s capacity to effectively accommodate students in isolation and quarantine; guidance of the CDC and the local health department; and the advice of Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Student Government.

As has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic, the University will maintain a flexible approach to COVID-19 prevention and make decisions based on all relevant information available.
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