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The mask requirement will be updated as data points change, allowing for quick responses. The status will be displayed with the following icons at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) kiosk on Florida Avenue and on MyGallaudet.

Gallaudet Mask Policy Status: Green Gallaudet Mask Policy Status: Yellow Gallaudet Mask Policy Status: Red
MASK STATUSCRITERIAMASK USAGE POLICY
GREEN: Masks OptionalCases: 0 outbreaks and 0 positive cases and/or Vaccination Rate: 75% or greaterIndoors
  • Fully vaccinated: required
  • Unvaccinated: required
Outdoors
  • Fully vaccinated: optional
  • Unvaccinated: encouraged
YELLOW: Mask Up IndoorsCases: 2 outbreaks and/or 4-5 positive cases and/or Vaccination Rate: 70% or greaterIndoors
  • Fully vaccinated: required
  • Unvaccinated: required
Outdoors
  • Fully vaccinated: optional
  • Unvaccinated: encouraged
RED: Mask UpCases: 3+ outbreaks and/or 6+ positive cases and/or Vaccination Rate: <65%Indoors
  • Fully vaccinated: required
  • Unvaccinated: required
Outdoors
  • Fully vaccinated: required
  • Unvaccinated: required

* Masks may be removed when alone in a private office, or in one’s own residential hall room with assigned roommate(s).

** Masks are always required on the Gallaudet shuttle bus, and in clinical/testing areas, e.g. Student Health Service and Hearing Speech Language Services.

An important note about respect

Each individual will monitor their own vaccination status and comply with the mask policy accordingly. Community members will not police mask usage, and will respect each other’s privacy by not inquiring about vaccination status and refraining from making assumptions based on their mask usage.

When masks are not required for those who are vaccinated (during green and yellow status), many will choose to continue wearing a mask for their own personal comfort, and the community is expected to support their choices.

ALL GU COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

5 BendShape clear masks

2 cloth GU Rafi Nova masks

1 laundry bag

Door hooks to hang masks

Mask reminder sticker

Mask washing instructions

Supplies will be available for all with a valid GU ID at the ShieldT3 testing site and at the SLCC Atrium on testing days.

Contact Us

COVID-19

Chapel Hall 102

(202) 250‐2738

(202) 651‐5505

(202) 651‐5704

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