August 5, 2021: Mask Update

Date: August 5, 2021

From: Michael S. Roth, Nicole Stanton, Andy Tanaka

Subject: Mask Update

To the Wesleyan community:

Given the spread of the COVID Delta variant and following the recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the University is mandating the wearing of masks in all university buildings regardless of vaccination status.

Effective immediately, masks must be worn indoors on campus except in private residential spaces or in private offices. We will provide additional guidance in the coming weeks on how masking may impact teaching and co-curricular activities.

Students who are unable to wear a mask because of a medical condition are required to consult with Health Services and/or with their primary health care provider to document their condition and request an accommodation. Faculty and staff who are unable to wear a mask because of a medical condition must complete the Special Considerations Form.

The preventative measures we are taking now should enhance the safety of everyone on campus. We believe that a fully in-person semester can begin in September.

We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate these new concerns together.


Michael S. Roth, President
Nicole Stanton, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Andy Tanaka, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer