Cleveland State University updates mask policy

Mask wearing will still be required in classroom and lab spaces.

Vaccines, boosters, and COVID-19 tests are available at the Center for Innovation in Medical Professions. Photo by Molly Bregar.

Cleveland State University updated the campus community on changes to their mask policy, in an email signed by the CSU Leadership Team.

“Given recent national and local declines in new cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have changed how it assesses community risk and its recommendations on masking,” the email reads.

According to CDC guidelines, Cuyahoga County has been assessed as having “medium” risk. The CDC recommends that those in medium risk areas talk to their healthcare provider about “additional precaution, such as wearing masks or respirators indoors in public” only if they are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness, or live with someone in those groups.

At CSU, beginning Monday, March 7, masks will only be required in our classrooms and laboratories. Masks will be recommended, but not required, in all other indoor spaces on campus, including offices, meeting rooms, recreational facilities and common areas.

The announcement also reiterated the effectiveness of vaccinations and booster shots. Free vaccinations and booster shots will continue to be provided on campus at the CSU Health and Wellness Center, located in the IM building (2112 Euclid Avenue) across from the Student Center. Vaccinations are offered every Tuesday and booster shots are available on Wednesdays by appointment. You can call 216-687-3649 to schedule your appointment.

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