In consultation with local health officials, we have been reviewing recent changes in health guidelines made by the CDC and the New Jersey State Department of Health. As of Monday, March 14, our policy will be that face coverings indoors will be optional. We make this change to our policy while acknowledging the following:
- We understand this change will be received with mixed feelings in our community. This will be a great relief for some. For others, this will create an increase in anxiety. Thank you for offering kindness and support as we process this significant step together.
- Wearing face coverings indoors will be optional. We understand that we have members of our community who are immunocompromised. We understand members of our community live with vulnerable loved ones. Please feel free to do whatever is best for you and your loved ones regarding wearing of face coverings indoors.
- The Health and Wellness Team will continue to closely monitor numbers in our state, region, and community. We will continue to monitor for any communal transmission. If there are changes, we will advise the community to pivot and return to wearing face coverings if indicated. To help us in this process, we need you to please continue to report any exposure or positive tests. As always, please do not come to campus if you are not feeling well and consult your health care provider.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.