Lindenwood announces Phase 3 to COVID-19 protocol changes


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Lindenwood has mask required signs spread out throughout the campus

Eva Laurens, Reporter

In an email sent this morning to students and faculty, Lindenwood announced moving to the third phase of the COVID-19 protocols, which means that masks are officially optional around campus, including classrooms, labs and studios starting next Monday, March 21.

The Phase 3 changes will be:

  • Masks Optional Across Campus: Masks will be optional in a majority of campus settings, including classrooms, labs, and studios. While we continue to strongly encourage mask wearing, masks are no longer required on campus.

Lindenwood will continue the following protocols:

  • Masks Required in Wellness Center: As the Wellness Center sees students who are unwell, masks will still be required in the Student Wellness Center.
  • Positive COVID-19 Cases and Exposures: Employees and students will continue to report positive test results or exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case through the Initial Assessment Survey.
  • Isolation: Individuals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will still be required to isolate.
  • Quarantine: Exposed individuals will still be required to quarantine.
  • Return to Work or Campus Activities: Employees and students will still be required to provide proof of a negative test to return to work or campus activities.

For any questions about COVID-19 or Lindenwood’s protocols, contact the university’s COVID Response Team.