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Masking Update | COVID-19

A Message from Interim President John W. Mills

Dear NVU Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I am following up on the announcement I made on March 4 lifting the mask mandate for students and employees on our campuses (see original message below my signature) effective March 11. At the time we made the announcement, we knew we would need to follow-up with additional details. Here they are:

  • Today, Friday, March 11 at 4 p.m., NVU will have a mask-optional policy in place.
  • Students, staff, and faculty should feel welcome and empowered to continue to mask if they feel more comfortable doing so.Please honor those individual masking decisions as we encounter friends, family, and members of the public who feel safer masking or who are safer masking because of health conditions.

o   Students, staff, and faculty may be asked to mask in some classrooms and offices. All should be prepared and ready to comply. We are a community and we must be mindful of the health and safety of our community members. Wearing a mask for a short time in a classroom, lab, or office is a small inconvenience in the overall picture of a mask-free campus.

o   NVU will maintain mask kiosks across both campuses until further notice. Be ready to wear a mask—even carrying one with you—when asked to do so. 

  • Visitor Vaccination:NVU will end its restriction on visitors coming to campus effective Friday at 4 p.m. as well.
  • As has been the case since the spring semester of 2020, NVU will be prepared to change our masking and other pandemic policies at any time.

Thank you to each of you for all you have done during the two years of this pandemic. I have been so impressed by your care and respect for yourself and the full NVU community. Please remember that those who choose to continue to wear masks are doing so for legitimate reasons and should be respected.

Again, I can’t wait to exchange a smile with each of you.

Take care,