Masks Strongly Recommended Indoors as CDC Raises County Alert Level

June 2, 2022 | COVID-19, News, UToday
By Tyrel Linkhorn

With COVID-19 case numbers again rising in Lucas County, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the community alert level to red.

This designation comes with a recommendation from the CDC that individuals wear masks when indoors.

Throughout the pandemic, The University of Toledo has relied on CDC guidance to inform its response. Continuing with that practice, UToledo is now strongly recommending all individuals wear masks when indoors on our campuses.

“More than once, we’ve been hopeful that the country had turned a corner in this pandemic only to see a resurgence in cases. I understand this is frustrating to many of us as we must continue to adapt,” UToledo President Gregory Postel said. “We need to remain flexible to continue to promote a safe campus environment and following these best practices is the best way to protect our campus and our people.”

The University’s recommendation for wearing masks does not extend to individuals who are outdoors, alone in their office or eating.

UToledo continues to make disposable, surgical-style face masks available for free to faculty, staff and students at the following locations:

•  Carlson Library circulation desk

•  Mulford Library circulation desk

•  Student Recreation Center front desk

•  Morse Fitness Center front desk

•  Office of the Provost, University Hall Room 3340

The University also strongly encourages students and employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster doses when eligible. Boosters are now recommended for everyone 5 and older, and last month, the CDC strengthened its recommendation that everyone 50 and older should receive a second booster dose.

Vaccination appointments can be made via the Ohio Department of Health’s vaccine scheduling portal.

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