Yes, W&J has adopted an indoor mask mandate, for all students, faculty, staff and guests, based on a guideline from the CDC to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As you are likely aware, and as is true of almost any community in which you find yourself, some on our campus are unvaccinated. This means that a mask is an especially important safeguard when in shared space indoors (and outdoors when you wish).
While the CDC and other experts are advising that the vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) have shown success in its clinical trials as well as real-life conditions, in protecting against COVID-19, it is important that the W&J Community continue to follow CDC guidelines. Experts are still learning about the protection of the vaccines in real-life situations, as well as understanding the new variants being discovered.
We will continue to monitor CDC and Pa. Department of Health web sites for any updates and changes they recommend to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.