Policy: Face masks on campus during the pandemic

Effective March 11, 2022

  • Masking is optional indoors and outdoors on campus — including classrooms and chapel/convocation — according to individual choice and health needs. Please be kind and respectful in all settings, and honor everyone’s individual choices about masking.
  • Masks may be required in classroom and learning settings, if indicated by the professor or instructor.
  • Masks may be required at special public events, if indicated in event promotion.
  • Anyone with symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Having a mask with you at all times is still a good idea. Members of the Goshen College community are expected to wear their mask when instructed to do so. If you see someone wearing a mask indoors that you are going to interact with, we encourage you to consider it an invitation to put on your own.

Created May 13, 2020 by the Goshen College Crisis Management Team. Updated February 12, 2021; August 5, 2021; October 27, 2021; January 4, 2022; February 18, 2022; March 11, 2022; and August 4, 2023 by the Pandemic Task Force.

This policy will remain in effect until further notice, or until health guidance supports modification.