The College of Wooster's Current Masking Policy

Mask Policies

Monday, 3/21 – Saturday, 4/2

  • Masks are optional in residence halls.
  • Masks are optional when working out at the Scot Center
  • Masks are required in all other indoor spaces.

Starting Sunday, 4/3 (conditions permitting)

  • Masks are optional in all indoor spaces on campus, with the following exceptions

Masks may be required in specific, bounded private spaces as detailed below. The requirement should be made clear through signage. Door tags that say “Masks required beyond this point” are available upon request by emailing with your name and campus address. Because there will continue to be some spaces on campus that require masks, everyone should carry a mask with them when moving about campus in case it is needed.

  • Masks will continue to be required at the Longbrake Wellness Center (as is the case at health care facilities around Ohio.)
  • Masks may be required in classrooms, studios, and laboratories, at the discretion of the instructor.  (Faculty are encouraged to let their students know whether their classrooms will be mask-optional before April 4th.)
  • Masks may be required in individual offices and conference rooms, at the discretion of the occupant, supervisor, or host. (Those hosting meetings after April 3rd are encouraged to be in contact with the participants.)
  • Masks may be required in private student residential spaces, with consensus from all occupants. (So, for example, if all students in a house wish for masks to be required at their house, they may do so.)

Masks will continue to be available in central campus locations including Lowry Dining Hall, the Libraries, the Scot Center and Academic Buildings.

For more information about mask science and how to choose and fit a mask, click here.

Community Messages

COVID-19 Community Message, May 17 2022,

5-17-22: Campus Community Message

Dear Colleagues and Students, Thanks to you all for your incredible work throughout this academic year.  I’m writing with a short campus COVID update.  […]

COVID-19 Community Message May 13, 2022

5-13-22: Campus Community Message

Dear Seniors and Colleagues, As we prepare for commencement weekend, we wanted to provide a brief update on campus COVID status. This week we […]

COVID-19 Community Message, May 4, 2022,

5-4-22: Campus Community Message

Dear Students and Colleagues, I write with an important COVID update. As we come to the end of a great semester, we are seeing […]

COVID-19 Information

Phone: 330-263-2000