We previously stated that CBU’s masking protocol would remain in effect until June 30 or otherwise stated. At this time, we are prepared to adjust that policy as we move toward the June 30 end date. So, effective June 24, masks will only be required in classroom and laboratory spaces.
This transition period will allow the campus community time to adjust to a mask-free environment as of June 30. This adjustment will allow our campus to better align with community policy and focus masking efforts on learning spaces during the final week that the policy is in effect.
We ask that you continue to proceed with kindness and respect, and follow good health hygiene practices including washing your hands and staying home if you are sick. Even if you do not have COVID-19, staying home if you are sick is crucial as not to spread other illnesses such as the cold and flu within the community. And, while we have reached a point where we are ready and confident in the decision to lift the masking policy, masks continue to be welcome and encouraged.