UE Removes Mask and Social Distancing Rules for Vaccinated Individuals

The University noted that a decision on a vaccine requirement and/or a negative COVID-19 test with random testing for those not vaccinated has not yet been determined.

Posted: May 28, 2021 1:30 PM
Updated: May 28, 2021 1:40 PM

The University of Evansville on Friday released updated COVID-19 guidelines for its campus.

According to UE, beginning immediately, fully vaccinated people will not be required to wear masks on campus or practicing social distancing, whether indoors or outdoors.

The University says there are also no longer any capacity restrictions in outdoor venues, and indoor venues are currently limited to 50% capacity.

If it hasn't been at least two weeks since your second Pfizer/Moderna dose or your J&J, UE asks that you continue to wear a mask and social distance until it has been.

UE says these decisions were made with consideration of policies from the CDC, along with the State of Indiana, Vanderburgh County, and the City of Evansville.

According to UE, the Coronavirus Healthcare Task Force is continuing to meet on a regular basis to evaluate plans for the Fall 2021 semester at the University.

The University says a decision on a vaccine requirement and/or a negative COVID-19 test with random testing for those not vaccinated has not yet been determined, but that UE will continue to provide periodic updates.

As for the University of Southern Indiana, officials say the COVID-19 vaccine will be encouraged - not required.

Meanwhile, some universities, like Indiana University, say they'll require all students and staff members to be vaccinated before the fall semester.


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