UNL ends mask requirement for fully vaccinated students

Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 12:01 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Effective immediately, UNL students won’t need masks on campus, indoors or out. But there’s a hitch.

In a news release Friday from Chancellor Ronnie D. Green, only students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can leave their face coverings at home.

Green said the university would comply with all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lancaster County and the city of Lincoln.

“If you are not yet vaccinated, I would strongly encourage you to do so,” he said. “It is far and away the best way to protect yourself. Those on our campuses who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing.”

Green said vaccines were available in Lincoln from the Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department and several area pharmacies.

Following scientific conclusions and safety recommendations from the CDC, the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County,...

Posted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Friday, May 21, 2021

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