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Michigan State University lifts most of its COVID-19 mandates — effective immediately

President Stanley lifts restrictions and lays out plans for the future

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Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley followed closely behind the state of Michigan, as he repealed many of the on-campus COVID-19 mandates.

In a June 28 update letter to the public, President Stanley detailed out MSU’s new recalls, which are effective immediately:

  • Face masks are no longer required indoors, regardless of vaccination status
  • No limitations on any MSU building, venue, and service
  • Daily health screenings for employees, students, or others coming to campus are no longer required
  • The COVID-19 Early Detection Program is no longer mandatory for undergraduate students.

Although these changes have been made, there are some things that should be remembered when coming to campus:

  • If you are working or visiting a health care facility please continue to wear a mask
  • All remote employees should remain working from home until told otherwise by a supervisor
  • Federal rules still mandate wearing masks when traveling on plane, train, or bus including CATA
  • Although MSU’s domestic travel policies have returned to normal, international travel review is dependent on vaccination status

As we move closer to the fall semester, President Stanley also said that MSU is not requiring the COVID-19 vaccination at this time, outside of some limited settings. The university is also planning for more in-person classes, fuller capacity residence halls, and more fall activities returning to campus, which includes sporting events.

President Stanley reminded the community to look out for each other and wanted to urge everyone to remember that this return to normal will be stressful at times.

As a student myself, I am very much looking forward to coming back to a campus full of life and being able to learn again through in-class instruction. Go Green!