Dear Campus Community:
As you are probably aware, the CDC modified its mask guidance on May 13, 2021 and updated it on May 16, 2021: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html. It is important to note that this new guidance eases masking requirements for fully vaccinated people.
In anticipation of changing guidance that was expected to be released in mid-summer, Truman began developing a process to verify the vaccination status of all members of our campus to inform any changes to our existing COVID protocols, including the mask mandate. As the new CDC guidance was released much sooner than public health experts expected, our campus process is not yet complete.
Consistent with keeping campus safety as a primary focus, our existing University COVID protocols, including the mask mandate for all buildings on campus, will remain in place until we establish a vaccination verification process. Masks are not required to be worn outdoors on campus.
We are working to establish the vaccination verification process as soon as possible. Look for updates and specific details in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, we ask for your patience and understanding as we implement this transition.