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SUNY Cortland Revises Mask Policy


Starting today, (Wednesday Mar 2) SUNY Cortland no longer requires masks in indoor spaces, following the guidance of the CDC. Students are still required to be vaccinated and boosted, and surveillance testing will continue on campus.

Official Release from SUNY Cortland:

Starting Wednesday, March 2, SUNY Cortland will no longer mandate face coverings in indoor spaces. In accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with declining rates of COVID-19 in Cortland County and our campus’ high vaccination rate, we will be able to do this safely.

Face coverings will be optional for all fully vaccinated and boosted students, faculty and staff. Indoor spaces include all buildings and campus buses.

The only thing changing is our policy on masks. Please note that other COVID-19 safety policies at SUNY Cortland remain in place:

  • Students are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
  • Students, faculty and staff who are selected for surveillance testing must participate.
  • Masks are still required in health care settings, such as Student Health Service, in accordance with federal regulations.
  • It is SUNY Cortland’s expectation and the responsibility of unvaccinated and un-boosted individuals, including those who have received medical or religious exemptions, to continue to test weekly and wear face coverings indoors. This follows SUNY’s updated guidance for Spring 2022.

Some members of the campus community may choose to continue wearing face coverings. I do ask that you respect the decisions of others during this period of change.

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