Dear Wright State Community,
As most are aware the State of Ohio and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated guidance and orders related to COVID-19. The university regularly monitors these updates and how to best integrate them into our campus health and safety protocols.
Effective immediately, Wright State University will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear a mask or practice physical distancing on the Dayton and Lake Campuses. Individuals are fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and practice physical distancing on Wright State's campuses.
We are also anticipating the return of in-person events, activities, and recreation on our campuses.
We have made great strides in combating COVID-19 but the fight is not yet over. Wright State strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the best way to help our university return to a full campus life and protect community members who cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine.
I acknowledge that there may be some anxiety associated with these changes. Please know that even vaccinated individuals may wish to continue wearing masks and practice physical distancing precautions. I ask everyone to be respectful of others' choices and concerns as we move forward.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming back Raiders and Lakers to our campuses.
COVID-19 is unpredictable so we will continually evaluate our health and safety protocols throughout the summer and will communicate important updates with you as they come to hand. Please continue to check your Wright State email, and I encourage you to visit the university’s coronavirus website frequently.