This guidance also applies to university-sponsored events that are held off-campus.

As long as conditions permit, visitors are allowed on campus, but are required to complete a self-screening using the university’s visitor screening tool. All visitors must follow university requirements for masking and physically distancing while on campus. The visitor screening tool requires disclosure of vaccination status and a commitment to follow university health and safety requirements. Event organizers will remind visitors of these requirements through event invitations and announcements. Organizers may also request guests to display a healthy screening result before they enter the event. (The screening tool provides a green check mark to indicate that an individual has passed.)

Suggested invitation language:

Your health and safety are important to us.  Please complete our visitor screening tool no more than two hours before you arrive. You may be asked to verify your screening status upon arrival. Kindly come prepared to wear a mask while indoors.

In addition, please:

  • Communicate mask guidelines to attendees
    • Masks are required at indoor gatherings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status or the size of a meeting or gathering. Masks are not required when an individual is inside a private office or room or while eating or drinking, allowing for personal space as much as possible. Masks are required in open office settings such as cubicles. 
    • Masks are encouraged but not required for outdoor activities, particularly at large events or in crowded settings.
  • Food and drink are allowed at events and meetings, as long as they are held outdoors, in dining venues or in spaces that allow sufficient space for physical distancing as needed.
  • Communicate in advance and through signage at the event that all visitors should be prepared to show their daily screen.
  • Have staff available at the entry to events involving visitors to review healthy screen results for entry eligibility.
  • Inform all visitors that they should NOT come to campus if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.