Facemask Policy for Fall 2021 at Castleton University
Effective Aug. 13, 2021, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to wear a mask when indoors on campus.
This is in accordance with the CDC's latest recommendations. This decision follows our recent announcement to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for all enrolled students.
The latest research on the Delta variant shows that even a high vaccination level is probably not enough, by itself, to prevent significant infections on college campuses. As such, each of us donning a mask embodies the Castleton Way because it strengthens our ability to hold in-person classes and activities, and it protects our friends who may be immunocompromised or have unvaccinated children at home.
No mask is required if working alone, such as in your office, or on-campus residents when in their room alone or with their roommates. Everyone should have a mask ready for when conditions warrant their use.
We appreciate your full support and cooperation as we address the challenges of the pandemic. We will continue to monitor the rate of cases in Vermont and will adjust this policy if conditions warrant. There is no plan for additional restrictions on daily operations at this time.
Together, we will keep our community healthy and safe.
You must wear a mask (regardless of your vaccination status)
- When you are in a shared or public space on campus
- When you are riding in a University vehicle with others
- When you are sick or have symptoms
You can remove your mask (regardless of your vaccination status)
- When you are outdoors
- When you are in your own space, such as a dorm room or private office.
*Students in shared dorm rooms may remove their face coverings while in their room with their roommates as long as they do not have symptoms.
- When you are eating or drinking.
Employees should discuss any need for individual adjustments to the mask policy with their supervisor or Human Resources.