Mask requirement extended until further notice

Mask requirement extended until further notice


Dear Glassboro and Camden Campus Communities,

Although COVID-19 infection rates are trending downward at Rowan, the Glassboro and Camden campuses will continue the current mask requirement until further notice. We will continue to monitor transmission rates in and around our campuses, and will reevaluate the requirement as conditions warrant.

As a reminder, Rowan University is following CDC and state guidance and is requiring all students, faculty and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in all classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, and other crowded, indoor public spaces. Small groups of vaccinated individuals (i.e., study groups, colleague meetings), however, may continue to meet unmasked if social distancing is achievable and the group agrees to the arrangement. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks, regardless of group size. The medical schools will continue to follow their respective protocols.  

Please remember, some people might feel uncomfortable being around unmasked individuals. Many vaccinated individuals choose to wear masks for their own safety or for the safety of their loved ones. If you are asked to wear a mask, please do so.

Asymptomatic Testing
As a reminder, free PCR testing (shallow nasal swab) is available to members of the Rowan University community who are asymptomatic for COVID-19.

The testing is offered every Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Owl’s Nest on the first floor of the Chamberlain Student Center, on the Glassboro campus.

The asymptomatic testing program is completely voluntary. Employees and students are welcome and encouraged to make the tests part of their regular routines regardless of whether or not they have had possible exposure to the virus.

The data gained through the asymptomatic testing complements the daily screening, symptomatic testing, mandatory testing of unvaccinated employees and students, and contact-tracing programs we have in place, giving us another tool to gauge COVID-19 cases on the Glassboro campus. Asymptomatic students and employees can undergo testing as often as they wish.

Thank you for your continued support.

Contact Information:
Office of the President,