COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University Of Maryland said masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated people in most places on campus starting 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28.
The university said it made the decision to follow CDC, state and local guidance. Governor Larry Hogan lifted the state’s mask mandate for most places May 15.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
Fully vaccinated people will still have to wear masks in health centers, on public transportation, and when interacting with children, in accordance with state guidance. Masks will still need to go up at campus businesses and workplaces that require them too.
Those who aren’t fully vaccinated will need to keep the mask on indoors and outdoors on campus. As a part of the University System of Maryland, all students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated.READ MORE: MVA's Bus Driver Day To Streamline Process For Applicants To Get Commercial License
UMD said in its announcement that the number of positive cases on campus has been “essentially zero” in the past few weeks. Read the full announcement here.
Effective Friday, May 28 at 5pm, #UMD will align with updated federal, state and county guidelines on mask use and capacity and distancing restrictions, with some modifications. https://t.co/KBzUDlR3v6
— Univ. of Maryland (@UofMaryland) May 27, 2021MORE NEWS: Ocean City Promises "Zero Tolerance" For Lawbreakers At Unsanctioned H20i Car Event