Bloomsburg University Indoor Mask Requirement in Effect Beginning Saturday, Aug. 14
Bloomsburg, PA (08/13/2021) — In response to the rise of positive COVID cases in our region and the state, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is instituting an updated indoor masking mandate for campus, effective Saturday, August 14. We are instituting this requirement to limit the transmission of the virus within our community and preserve our ability to offer an in-person teaching and learning experience throughout the fall semester.
The updated campus policy requires all vaccinated and unvaccinated students, employees, and visitors to wear masks indoors. This requirement applies to:
- In-person instruction (all indoor classrooms and/or instructional spaces);
- In-person indoor events;
- Any community member traveling between classes within common areas of a University building;
- Any community member in common areas within University-owned on-campus housing; and
- Any community member using the campus shuttles.
Mask wearing is not required in outdoor spaces throughout campus, but some may choose to mask up on their own. Students living in residence halls will not be required to wear a mask in their living spaces. All community members who are eating in designated food service areas indoors will not be required to wear a mask. Vaccinated employees with individual offices will not be required to wear a mask in their office.
Again, BU is mandating this indoor masking policy in the best interest of every campus community member's health, and so that we may conclude the semester as we begin it: in-person. The health and safety of our entire campus community remains our highest priority.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.