On August 4, the University reinstituted an indoor mask requirement in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases, including the Delta variant, throughout New Jersey and, in particular, Monmouth County.
As promised, we have continued to monitor the public health situation to inform our campus safety practices and protocols. Given the sustained and growing impact of COVID-19 in our state, we will continue to require masks indoors in all campus facilities until further notice.
Specifically, all members of the Monmouth University community and guests to our campus – regardless of vaccination status – are required to wear masks indoors, except when eating or when alone in a private office or residence hall room. This requirement is in accordance with prevailing guidance from the Center for Disease Control, as well as the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission. As has been our practice, we will continue to monitor the public health situation and update our health and safety protocols accordingly.
The University continues to host vaccination clinics on campus for members of our community, including immediate family members. Our next clinic will be held in Anacon Hall on September 1 from noon to 4 p.m. If you have not yet been vaccinated, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. Additionally, we encourage you to continue thorough hand washing and sanitizing practices and to maintain a safe social distance whenever possible. As a reminder, you are welcome to contact the Office of Student Life at x3417 to request and coordinate pick-up of a reusable Monmouth mask.
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work towards a safe and successful return to campus this fall.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy