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August 16, 2021: UPDATED Mask Requirements

Message from Future Planning Group

Aug. 16, 2021

Dear Hornet Nation:

Facemasks are now required in all Emporia campus buildings. This is a change to the last guidance given.

Several factors contributed to this change:

Masks may be removed when alone in your own self-contained office (not cubicle) or residence hall rooms (with roommates, but not outsiders).

Vaccinations continue to be critical to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Being vaccinated also means less disruption to your daily routine if you are exposed to COVID. Unvaccinated people who are exposed to COVID must quarantine for 14 days, which means staying home and avoiding contact with others. No classes, no practices, no work. Vaccinated people do not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms.

Like you, we’re excited about being together for the activities that make campus so exciting, whether it’s athletic events, club activities or just hanging out together. As we launch the fall 2021 semester, let’s work together to protect each other for the common good.


Future Planning Group