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Wright State Announces New Outdoor Masking Guidelines

Photo of Sue Edwards, outdoors without a face mask

Wright State University (WSU) President Sue Edwards announced Thursday afternoon that fully vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear masks outside while on the Dayton or Lake campuses as part of new masking guidelines. 

New requirements 

Following recommendations from national and local authorities, President Edwards announced that those fully vaccinated against the coronavirus no longer have to wear masks outside. Edwards also recommended—but went short of requiring—unvaccinated individuals to continue to wear their masks while outdoors.

According to the release, everyone, those vaccinated and unvaccinated, must still wear their masks while in a university building or indoor space on campus. The exception being if the individual is alone in a lab or office. 

The communication also indicated that more changes are to come as more staff and students continue to get vaccinated. 

Broader guidelines 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated coronavirus recommendations for those fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Including updated mask requirements. Following these updates, many states and institutions have updated their coronavirus restrictions and regulations. 

For the State of Ohio, most coronavirus restrictions will expire June 2, including mandatory mask wearing for those who are fully vaccinated. 

These updated safety precautions are based on updated research and encourage those who have not yet received the vaccine to get vaccinated.

President Edwards expressed in the communication that WSU students and faculty wishing to get either the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or the Moderna vaccine can still do so at Wright State Physicians.

Jamie Naylor


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