The University System of Georgia this week announced that vaccinated student and faculty may resume activities on campus without a mask, but encouraged those that are not vaccinated to continue wearing one. Although they are not requiring individuals to be vaccinated, they are encouraging it.
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University System of Georgia issued the following guidance to its institutions:
Fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the University System of Georgia has worked closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office and Task Force to carry out its primary mission of educating students in a healthy and safe manner. Through effective planning, USG in the current academic year succeeded in providing in-person instruction and serving students. We will take the same approach to the coming academic year. Our campuses have directly administered thousands of vaccine doses and are continuing to work to vaccinate their communities. We strongly encourage faculty, staff, students and visitors to get vaccinated and will continue to do so. While the vaccines are safe and effective, it is an individual decision to receive one and will not be required to be a part of our campuses.