SRU will continue to follow the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC, as of June 1:
- Fully vaccinated individuals: : Face coverings and physical distancing will not be required indoors or outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals. Exceptions to this guidance include health care settings (i.e., Student Health Services, Student Counseling Center), Mass Testing Center and public transportation (i.e., Happy Bus). An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 14 days after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- Non-fully vaccinated individuals: Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering when unable to maintain the 6-foot physical distancing requirement both indoors and outdoors. Consistent with the commonwealth's approach, vaccine compliance is a personal responsibility.
On June 28 the governor’s face mask order will be lifted. At that time, SRU will also lift its masking policy except in designated spaces, for example the Student Health Center, Mass Testing Center and Student Counseling Center. What this means is that all persons – whether fully vaccinated or not – will no longer be required to wear a face mask either inside or outside of any University buildings.
As face masks have been proven to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many people may wish to continue to wear them even if they are fully vaccinated. SRU encourages anyone who wishes to continue to wear a face mask to do so.