Revision to University Mask Policy

May 19, 2021

ISU’s face covering policy summer 2021:

Based on the CDC recommendations, we are making the following changes to ISU’s face covering policy, effective immediately (May 19, 2021):

  • Wearing a face covering in most places on campus is optional for persons who are fully vaccinated. 
  • During the summer term, face coverings may be required in learning spaces or research laboratories as determined by individual faculty members.  
  • Faculty and staff in their individual enclosed smaller offices can require face coverings for themselves and visitors.  
  • Face coverings continue to be required in healthcare settings and for everyone on buses (CyRide) and other forms of public transportation.

Whether someone is wearing a face covering – or is not wearing a face covering – should not be used as an indication of their vaccination status. A person who is vaccinated may choose to continue wearing a face covering for other health or personal reasons. We ask all members of the campus community to be respectful and supportive of others’ right to wear a face covering, and to not ask others about their vaccination status.

To read more, please visit the Office of the President Communications

Please visit the Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology specific COVID-19 Resources Page for more information specific to our department.