Updated University Guidance on Face Coverings

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff.

We understand that some of you may have questions regarding the recent modification to the University’s face-covering policy communicated in President Thrasher’s message on May 7.

To be clear, face coverings are recommended while indoors on campus, but they are no longer required. While the University continues to encourage the use of face coverings while indoors, university policy does not require them.

Departments, colleges, and individual faculty or staff members are not permitted to mandate practices that are inconsistent with university policy.

Current workplace guidelines remain in place, with the exception of the policy shift regarding face coverings. As we continue to develop plans for a full campus return in the fall, updated workplace guidelines will be communicated prior to August 1.

Florida State University’s considerable efforts to vaccinate the campus community are an integral part of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 as the University gradually returns to pre-pandemic operations. We strongly encourage everyone to protect themselves and each other by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, which has been proven to be safe and effective in preventing the virus.

FSU is regularly offering vaccination clinics at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Schedule your appointment at vaccine.fsu.edu.

Questions? Contact HR-COVID19@fsu.edu.