Update - November 3, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Policies
Dear Campus Community,
On Wednesday, October 27, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) changed Vanderburgh County’s advisory status to yellow on its statewide COVID-19 map. If all the relevant metrics remain below the targets within the two-week window following this date, the University will be lifting the mask mandate beginning Wednesday, November 10. With the mask mandate lifted, masks or face coverings will not be required on campus. However, we strongly recommend that unvaccinated individuals continue masking in public spaces. All other COVID-19 policies and protocols, including capacity limits, will remain in effect.
Individuals and faculty members may continue to require masks or face coverings in their classrooms and office spaces.
Individual departments and administrative units may require masks in their private offices and departmental/administrative spaces. UE supports any members of the campus community who continue to wear a mask or face covering as a personal choice.
Faculty may choose to require masks in their instructional spaces (i.e. classrooms and labs) and during research activities. Faculty who choose this option should communicate information to students before November 10.
Health Center and Other Areas Requiring Masks or Face Coverings
Masks or face coverings will continue to be required in the Health Center. If you do not have a mask or face covering, one will be provided. A list of areas requiring masks or face coverings is available on the Coronavirus webpage at evansville.edu/coronavirus. Signs may be placed in these and other areas indicating that masks or face coverings are required. Signs may be requested through the Office of Publications.
Mask Mandate Reinstitution
If any of the following conditions are met, the mask mandate will be reinstituted and will remain in place until all three metrics are below the targets for two consecutive weeks:
- The ISDH alert status for Vanderburgh County rises to a status of orange or red
- More than 20 active cases of COVID-19 on campus
- A decrease in the campus vaccination rate to lower than 80%
Continued Random Testing
The Random COVID-19 Testing Program will continue throughout the fall semester for those that are unvaccinated.
We are very thankful for your patience and understanding over the past 20 months as we have navigated this pandemic together. We look toward the future and know that our community will continue to be supportive of all individuals who choose to continue wearing a mask. We also will continue to monitor national, regional, and campus statistics and implement any additional precautions as necessary.
Coronavirus Task Force