Based on updated COVID-19 orders and guidance from the State of Ohio and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wright State University announced today that it will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear a mask or practice physical distancing on the Dayton and Lake Campuses.
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine.
Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and practice physical distancing on Wright State’s campuses.
The university also anticipates the return of in-person events, activities and recreation on the Dayton and Lake Campuses.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming back Raiders and Lakers to our campuses,” Wright State President Sue Edwards said in an email to the campus community on June 7.
Wright State strongly encourages faculty, staff and students to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Getting vaccinated is the best way to help our university return to a full campus life and protect community members who cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine,” Edwards said. ” We have made great strides in combating COVID-19 but the fight is not yet over.”
Edwards acknowledged that the changes to COVID restrictions could cause employees or students some anxiety.
“Please know that even vaccinated individuals may wish to continue wearing masks and practice physical distancing precautions,” Edwards said. “I ask everyone to be respectful of others’ choices and concerns as we move forward.”
COVID-19 is unpredictable so Wright State will continually evaluate the university’s health and safety protocols throughout the summer and will communicate important updates.
Students, employees and visitors are encouraged to visit the university’s coronavirus website frequently to view changes that may occur regularly and with little or no notice.