To the UConn Community,
The university announced on March 3 that masking would be recommended rather than required on our campuses, effective the following day. The exception noted at the time was classrooms and other instructional settings, such as labs, studios, rehearsal rooms and clinics, where masking continued to be required at least through April 1.
Given the very low positivity rates we continue to see on our campuses and in the state of Connecticut, masking will be recommended and encouraged in UConn’s classrooms and other instructional settings, but no longer required, effective Monday, April 4. Anyone who wishes to continue to wear a mask in a classroom or any campus space should do so.
Faculty and staff may request that students and guests in their classrooms or offices wear masks, but it is only a request. Students cannot be directed or otherwise compelled to wear a mask if they do not wish to. As always, each member of the UConn community is encouraged to continue to be flexible and courteous when it comes to masking. Please always carry a mask with you in the event you decide to wear it.
Please note that masks are still required on public transportation, including buses, until at least April 18, as well as in healthcare settings.
As has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic, the university will closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 on our campuses and public health guidance when it comes to decisions related to safeguarding the health of our community.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Eleanor JB Daugherty
Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs