University Of Findlay Easing Mask Requirements

The University of Findlay is relaxing its facial covering requirements in response to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Facial coverings and masks are no longer required in campus buildings or at campus events, with the exception of Cosiano Health Center.

This includes all classrooms, hallways, public spaces, auditoriums, common areas and office spaces.

The change in facial covering requirements applies to everyone, regardless of their vaccination status.

Individuals may choose to continue wearing a face covering if they’re more comfortable doing so.

Those who are symptomatic, test positive or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 should wear a face covering.

People who feel unwell are asked to stay home.

The CDC’s updated recommendation on masking comes from their new tool, COVID-19 Community Levels, which may help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data from three primary metrics: new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days.

These statistics determine the COVID-19 community level which can be classified as low, medium, or high.

Under these new metrics, Hancock County is classified as “low risk.”

The University of Findlay says it will continue to monitor active COVID-19 cases on campus and respond to guidance from public health officials.

Those who are part of the campus community and test positive for COVID-19 must inform the Cosiano Health Center.

Students are also advised to contact the Oiler Success Center for assistance with class schedules and faculty notifications.

Additional information on University’s COVID-19 response and guidelines are available on the Oiler Start Safe & Stay Safe webpage.