Updated on September 15, 2023
COVID-19 transmission in the community is once again rising and there has been an increase in hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the past month.
With the continued increase in in-person activities, and as we also move in to cold, flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) season, Health & Wellness is proactively updating its masking requirements with the health and well-being of staff and students in mind.
As always, we encourage staff and students to perform their own risk assessment and wear a mask anywhere and at any time they choose.
Masking is again a requirement in the following spaces:
- Waiting rooms (staff and students)
- 3rd floor (students and staff when student-facing)
- 12th floor or Mental Health Services Clinic (students and staff when student-facing)
- 14th floor or Medical Services Clinic (students and staff when student-facing)
- All hallways, waiting rooms or commons spaces where students are receiving care (staff and students)
- All students and visitors will continue to be required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit.
Students presenting to H&W in either mental health or primary care will still be asked to screen for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms will be required to wear a mask regardless of setting.
Students are reminded to call in if they become symptomatic to discuss options for care (virtual, defer or come into the clinic masked), as is appropriate for the situation and the clinician’s level of comfort.
This policy is subject to change should COVID-19 activity in the community increase and will be based on public health guidance.
This change is effective September 18, 2023.