University of Nebraska system updates COVID-19 protocols

(Undated) -- The University of Nebraska system is updating their COVID-19 campus policies amid a surge in Delta variant cases.

The NU system says all vaccinated faculty, staff and students, as well as visitors to campus, are encouraged, but not required, to wear face masks indoors. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks. Masks are required indoors for everyone at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended for all members of the university community, but not required. Faculty, staff and students are also not required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status, but those who choose not to disclose their status should expect to take additional safety measures.

The university system will have COVID-19 testing available on the campuses based on local health conditions. As they have done throughout the pandemic, University of Nebraska campuses will announce campus-specific COVID-19 protocols as they are developed in collaboration with local public health departments. Protocols may evolve as local health conditions change. As an academic health science center with clinical partners, some specialized requirements will exist at UNMC.

“Our priority is the health and safety of every member of the University of Nebraska community. We all want this pandemic to be behind us, but right now we need to pull together and continue to take reasonable measures to keep each other safe,” said NU System President Ted Carter. “Most importantly, the chancellors and I urge every Nebraskan to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccines are safe, effective and the surest way back to the activities we all love.”

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