Task Force Message: Mask Policy Reminder

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The following message was distributed to students and employees on Jan. 14, 2022. 

To the Webster University Community,

With the start of the Spring semester, we want to remind the community about the importance of adhering to our safety protocols. In particular, the presence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has increased attention on face masks as a way to prevent spread of the virus. 

The University’s masking guidelines have not changed. Masks are still required to be worn while in shared indoor spaces. Masks do not have to be worn outdoors or while participating in activities in which a face mask cannot practically be worn, such as eating and drinking in an on-campus dining facility. Cloth masks are allowed but surgical masks are encouraged.

When wearing a mask – regardless of the type – it is most important that the mask be properly worn over the mouth and nose and closely fit the face. This is the most effective way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The University continues to monitor the latest development regarding the coronavirus. Community members should continue to consult the University’s COVID-19 page for current policies. Any adjustments or changes in policy will be announced by the Task Force, shared in Webster Today, and updated on the COVID-19 page. 

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