The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week revised its mask guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
After reviewing the CDC’s guidelines and consulting with local health authorities, Galveston College officials have determined that those who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear masks on campus. However, the college fully supports anyone who chooses to wear a mask due to personal preference. For health and safety reasons, those who have not been vaccinated should continue wear appropriate masks or facial coverings. Proof of having a COVID-19 vaccination will not be required.
In addition to facial coverings, students, faculty and staff are also asked to monitor themselves for any COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if they are sick. Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors should continue to remain vigilant with hand-washing, cleaning and sanitizing, and avoid close contact with those who are sick.
Students, faculty and staff who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and who need additional information about the vaccine and where to be vaccinated should contact the Galveston County Health District at https://www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines or their local healthcare provider.
College officials will continue to monitor local COVID-19 information, and will reserve the right to again require masks if an increase in cases should warrant it.
Thank you for your attention to this important announcement.