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.

If a campus member needs a KN95 mask, they are available for free at different locations around campus, including the Welcome Center, Rec-Fitness Center, Physical Plant, Box Office and the Good Library.


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 and March 11, 2022 by the Pandemic Task Force.

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