A message from President Hasseler - August 9, 2021

Dear Members of the Muskingum Community:

As we plan for our fall semester we have been continually evaluating how to best ensure health, safety and a great experience for the entire campus community.  After reviewing federal, state and local guidance and monitoring the spread of COVID-19 within our state and region, we have decided to require all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear face coverings while indoors on campus beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 10.

Please note that faculty and staff are required to wear a face covering inside any campus building (classrooms, hallways, shared office areas, restrooms, etc.).  Face coverings are not required if you are working alone in your personal work space. 

Students also are required to wear face coverings in all shared indoor spaces on campus. They do not have to wear face coverings when alone in their residential space on campus. Campus roommates will be assisted in discussing their expectations for wearing face coverings as part of their roommate agreement. Student Athletes will follow all face covering requirements established by the University Athletic Department following NCAA guidance during mandatory group activities.

Visitors are also required to wear a face covering in any indoor space on campus.  The University will supply a face covering for visitors to the Admission Office and in the administrative offices in each academic building. Disposable face coverings will also be available for visitors in the residence halls.   

Facial coverings may be worn by any individual on campus at any time but are not required outdoors unless mandated for particular group activities.

The other guidelines related to testing and quarantine as highlighted last month remain in effect.

Muskies did an amazing job containing the spread of COVID-19 on campus last year, enabling us to continue in-person learning and living. As we prepare for our return to campus and the start of another excellent year at Muskingum University, let’s come together and care for one another. It’s what we do!

President Sue Hasseler

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