By Katie Oglesby, Magazine Editor
On Oct. 28, Vice Provost Jack Ryan sent a campus-wide email announcing an update to the masking policies on campus.
Vaccinated students are now permitted to unmask in the library, except in Rooms 014 and 018 and the Special Collections Reading Room.
Students may be asked to mask when working with library staff in close quarters, so students are advised to still bring a mask with them to the library. Likewise, there is a sign at the Research Help Desk that tells students to “mask before you ask.”
Prior to the email, policy was that vaccinated students are required to mask in the Musselman Library, classrooms, meetings in classrooms, meeting rooms, and event spaces, and public administrative office areas. While the library is no longer requiring masking, the Oct. 28 update does not impact the other locations.
Ryan also announced that the cast performing at the Majestic Theatre in the Theatre Arts Department and Sunderman Conservatory of Music’s production of Into the Woods, running Nov. 4 through 7, will be allowed to unmask while onstage.
“We are pleased to be in a position as a campus community to make these adjustments to our indoor masking policy,” said Ryan.