PSU reinstates its mask mandate for Spring 2022

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State University is once again enforcing its campus-wide mask mandate starting today.

PSU posted the announcement today, Jan. 11, 2022, in an online University message to those returning to campus for the spring semester.

“Classes start next week, and we’re excited to have all of you back on campus. At the same time, we are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases in Crawford County due to the highly contagious omicron variant, and it’s putting a strain on our healthcare system. Our goal is to maintain a safe campus and remain fully operational during what we hope is a short-term surge.” – PSU

As of now, the university is requiring that individuals on campus, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask covering their mouths and noses in all indoor spaces.

You can read the full message here.

PSU’s Face Mask Policy

  1. Regardless of vaccination status, students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear a face mask covering their mouths and noses in all indoor spaces.
  2. Face masks are not required:
    • when an individual is eating or drinking;
    • if an individual is alone in a workspace; or
    • while exercising in athletic and recreation facilities (Student Recreation Center, Garfield Weede Building pool and racquet ball courts, Robert W. Plaster Center track and the strength and conditioning center).
  3. Children under the age of 6 are not required to wear face masks on campus.
  4. Individuals with recognized disabilities that prevent wearing a face mask who need reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Institutional Equity (for employees) or Student Accommodations (for students) for assistance.

You can read the full policy below, or click here. Pittsburg State University states that it will post updates to its website here.

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