Update On Safety Guidelines

photo of a stethoscope and a vaccination form

Dear Patriots,

As you know, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam last week lifted the mask requirement for people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. As a public university, George Mason University is complying with the Governor’s order, eliminating face covering and distancing requirements for all fully vaccinated people, effective today, June 2.

Mask and distancing requirements will remain in place for non-vaccinated individuals. Please indicate your vaccine status using the Mason COVID Health Check before June 11.  This information will help us provide support for our community’s vaccine needs, COVID testing program and other public health precautions.

Because children under age 12 are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, we will maintain masking and distancing requirements for summer camps. See Mason’s mask policy for more detailed information.

Requests to host internal camps should be submitted to Programs, Events and Camps for approval, more information is available here: https://www2.gmu.edu/safe-return-campus/meetings-and-events/programs-events-camps-serving-minors.

As a reminder, all employees and students are required to upload documentation of vaccination by August 1.Instructions for students on how to upload vaccine records is available here. Instructions for employees can be found here.

Together, we can make Mason a safe place to study, work, live, and play. Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions about Mason’s COVID response plans and procedures, please contact covid19@gmu.edu.


Carol Dillon Kissal
Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance

Posted in Coronavirus Communications, Official University Communications.