COVID Levels and Masking Requirements

As of Spring 2022, this page is no longer current. Go to gustavus.edu/COVID for the most accurate information.

Based on the determined criteria, these levels will guide the current masking policy and COVID protocols:

COVID Level 0

  • Mask requirements on campus are lifted.
  • Faculty, staff, and students who request others be required to wear a mask in their presence should follow the appropriate step below.
    • Staff may request an accommodation through Human Resources and students can do the same through the Academic Support Center 
  • Other large events/gatherings: Other large events may choose to require attendees to wear masks.
  • Campus visitors: Visitors are expected to follow the same masking requirements as students and employees.
  • Mask readiness: The community is expected to keep a mask with them at all times and follow masking requirements when notified or posted by a sign.

COVID Level 1

  • During classes: Faculty may choose to require masks to be worn during class time. Students are expected to mask in classes that have a masking requirement. Faculty will notify their classes about masking requirements. Faculty who wish to do this should revise their syllabi to state this requirement and inform their students of the course-based sanctions for non-compliance.
  • Individual offices or departments: Masks may be required in specific locations on campus and will be indicated by a sign.
  • Other large events/gatherings: Other large events may choose to require attendees to wear masks.
  • Vehicles: Masks are still required on the Gus Bus, as this is considered public transportation. Masks are not required in campus vehicles, including the Community Service van.
  • Campus visitors: Visitors are expected to follow the same masking requirements as students and employees.
  • Mask readiness: The community is expected to keep a mask with them at all times and follow masking requirements when notified or posted by a sign.

COVID Level 2

  • Masking in most campus buildings: Masks required in all other indoor buildings on campus, except when actively eating or drinking in designated dining areas or in private offices when alone with the door closed.
  • Masking in residence halls: Masks may be removed by students in campus residence halls. 
  • Overnight guests: No off-campus guests allowed to stay overnight. Admission can have overnight visitors if they are checking proof of vaccination/negative COVID test.
  • Vehicles: Masks are still required on the Gus Bus, Community Service van and campus vehicles.

COVID Level 3

  • Masking in most campus buildings: Masks required in all other indoor buildings on campus, except when actively eating or drinking in designated dining areas or in private offices when alone with the door closed.
    Masking in residence halls: Masks required in residence halls except in room with roommates and the door closed.
  • Group size: Limit large gathers when possible.
  • Overnight guests: No off-campus guests allowed to stay overnight.
  • Vehicles: Masks are still required on the Gus Bus, Community Service van and campus vehicles.

COVID Travel Policy

View the college travel policy related to COVID-19.

Supporting individuals

As masking requirements are lifted, individuals are supported in their choice to continue to mask, when masking is not required. Reasons a person might continue to mask include: they are sick, they are immunocompromised or you live with someone who is immunocompromised, they are unvaccinated, they want to increase their chance of being healthy because they are planning to visit an elderly relative, they are traveling, they have a performance coming up soon, they have a competition coming up, or they are concerned about getting COVID-19, among other reasons.

COVID-19 resources for questions or concerns email g-covidresponse@gustavus.edu