Notre Dame updates COVID-19 protocols, will require masks indoors to start spring semester

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—The University of Notre Dame has announced its updated COVID-19 protocols for the spring semester.

Until 90% of the campus community “has achieved the full protection of an approved booster,” students, faculty and staff will be expected to wear face masks while indoors on campus, except when alone in private offices, or for students, while inside residence halls. Visitors must wear masks while inside at all times. 

The university has set a January 21 deadline for booster shot verification for all students, faculty and staff.

By January 21, all Notre Dame community members must have received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, plus a Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna booster.

The masking requirement is expected to be in place until at least February 4 but could be lifted sooner if the 90% goal is reached before the January 21 deadline, according to the university’s new guidelines.

Following the release of updated quarantine guidance from the CDC, Notre Dame has updated its own quarantine and isolation protocols. Click here for those details.

Until the 90% goal is reached, university-sponsored gatherings on or off campus will not include food or drink and masks must be worn at all times.  

Students resume classes on January 10.

The updated protocols take effect on January 1. 

For more information on the university’s updated guidance, including testing protocols, visit the university’s website.

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