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MSU to lift mask mandate for most indoor settings on March 6

March 3, 2022
<p>Reminders to wear masks and practice good hygiene are sprinkled around campus to “shield” fellow Spartans from COVID-19. The university has announced that it will require vaccinations going into the fall 2021 semester.&nbsp;</p>

Reminders to wear masks and practice good hygiene are sprinkled around campus to “shield” fellow Spartans from COVID-19. The university has announced that it will require vaccinations going into the fall 2021 semester. 

Photo by Chloe Trofatter | The State News

Michigan State University will not require face coverings or masks in most indoor settings starting March 6, according to an email sent to the MSU community from MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. on Thursday.

Masks will still be required in classrooms and academic research labs, as well as on Capital Area Transportation Authority buses and healthcare settings.

According to the email, masks are still recommended for those who are unvaccinated, have COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to the virus or are medically vulnerable.

“It is important to remember that many in our Spartan community will choose to wear a mask for their protection,” Stanley said in the email. “Some in our community also may ask you to wear a mask when you visit them due to special health concerns.”

MSU athletic events will also not require vaccination verification for entry starting on March 6.

All faculty, staff and students are still required to be vaccinated and boosted unless an exemption has been filed and subsequently approved by the university.

“Moving forward, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust our directives as needed,” Stanley said in the email. “Thank you, all, for doing your part to keep the Spartan community safe.”

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