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Face Covering Guidelines

Based on CDC guidance, face masks at ACU are optional in most spaces on campus for individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This policy went into effect on May 17 for all spaces except classrooms and labs; beginning June 1 face masks are optional for vaccinated individuals in classrooms. Masks will still be required in all indoor laboratory environments where distancing is not possible.

Classrooms scheduled for academic use this summer will continue to be set up so students and faculty are physically distanced. Classrooms will be reset to normal capacities for the fall 2021 semester.

Scientific studies show vaccinated individuals are highly unlikely to develop symptomatic COVID-19 and transmit the virus that causes it.

Some who have received the COVID-19 vaccine may plan to continue wearing a face mask; this is an individual decision based on their circumstances. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a mask and/or get vaccinated. The ACU Medical Clinic offers vaccines at no cost. Please visit for appointments and other details.