Indiana State University to require face coverings indoors

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State University will require face coverings indoors for all people regardless of vaccination status.

ISU President Dr. Deborah Curtis made that announcement Monday in a letter.

The letter states all university employees, students and campus visitors must wear face coverings indoor as soon as possible and no later than 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3.

Dr. Curtis says the requirement is in effect until further notice and is subject to change based on future guidance from the CDC and Indiana Department of Health.

Dr. Curtis says it was not an easy decision to make but said it’s the right and responsible course of action.

“The most important thing is the health and safety of our fellow Sycamores — our students, employees, and their families. Also important is our shared goal of resuming normalized operations of academic and campus life activities,” Dr. Curtis stated in the letter. “By resuming the requirement, it is our goal that on-campus, in-person academic and campus life activities and experiences (including University events at full capacity) may be preserved throughout the upcoming academic calendar. Wearing our face coverings indoors will help minimize transmission of the virus while we get back to the on-campus experiences that we treasure.”

Indiana State University is not mandating vaccinations, but strongly encourages employees and students to get vaccinated.

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