Campbell University to remove mask mandate in indoor spaces

As rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to decline in North Carolina and across the country, Campbell University announced today that it is reducing masking requirements in line with recent updates from the state and guidance from health officials. 

Effective today at 5 p.m., Campbell’s face covering policy will change from “required” to “masks recommended, but no longer required” in indoor spaces across the University (masks will remain highly recommended for those who are not vaccinated). This includes all University facilities such as residence halls, dining facilities, classrooms, library, athletic venues and related.

Although face coverings are not required in indoor or outdoor spaces, the Campbell Health & Safety Committee said it believes masks remain an effective method to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The committee encourages members of the University community to continue to wear masks in public settings.

The Health & Safety Committee stated it also recognizes that situations may arise where this policy, for the safety of certain members of the University community, may require exceptions. The Campbell Health Center will still require masks. Masks may also be required for certain educational or other activities at the approval of the Health & Safety Committee. Campbell campuses located on military bases at Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune will follow the mask and other requirements of those specific locations.

Testing

Students, faculty and staff will continue to have access to free COVID-19 testing on the main campus. COVID-19 testing hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., no appointments are required. The testing site remains at the Covid Testing Center across from the Campbell Health Center. 

Vaccinations and Boosters 

Vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19 and have proven effective against the most severe symptoms. Please get vaccinated and, if you are eligible, get your booster shot. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters remain available for our community through the Campbell Health Center Pharmacy. Schedule an appointment by calling (910) 890-1400.