Gettysburg College eases mask requirements

Saying it had closely monitored many indicators including the “consistently low” campus positivity rate, and based on the favorable trends observed and guidance of medical experts, Gettysburg College has loosened its mask guidance.

The new policy states that for vaccinated students, employees, and visitors, masks will only be required In classes, official meetings and events, Musselman Library, and in public administrative office areas. Those meeting in private offices may choose to remove their mask if all occupants agree and are vaccinated.

The college said that if conditions warrant a shift back to a community-wide indoor masking policy at any point it would respond accordingly.

The college also noted that COVID-19 vaccinations within Adams County remain lower than state averages, and the current county risk of infections remains high, and encouraged all community members to stay patient and to take the necessary precautions when in the borough of Gettysburg.

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