New guidance on masking from Gov. Murphy

New guidance on masking from Gov. Murphy


Earlier today, Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli strongly recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks indoors when there is increased risk of transmitting COVID-19. According to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, those indoor settings where masking may be appropriate include:

  • Crowded indoor settings
  • Indoor settings involving activities with close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated
  • Indoor settings where the vaccine status of other individuals in the setting is unknown
  • Where an individual is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease (the immunocompromised individual should mask)

Today’s guidance keeps in place the existing requirement for unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask indoors at all times. As always, vaccinated individuals – employees, students, vendors and guests – are welcome to wear a mask. We encourage everyone to respect and support each other’s decisions and share the University’s commitment to a healthy community.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we develop policies in response to the changes around us over the coming days and weeks. As we review the new recommendations and how they affect our campuses, Rowan University’s priority will continue to be the health and safety our community and neighbors.

Please watch for new guidance on the Rowan website and through official e-mail for the remainder of the summer and as we begin the fall semester. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our campuses. 

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