The following message was sent by NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani to the campus community on Friday, July 31:
Effective on Monday, NDSU will be modifying its guidance to expand the use of face coverings on campus. A copy of the new guideline along with some FAQs can be found here. We are instituting this new guidance to better protect our campus community against the spread of COVID-19. We know this is short notice, so we are expecting campus to fully comply over the course of a few days next week.
We did not take this decision lightly. We relied on public health experts, including the CDC, who have stressed that face coverings are a critical prevention technique. Reflecting the importance of this issue, campuses across the Midwest are implementing similarly stringent policies.
We all want to have a successful Fall semester, and to help make that happen, each of us needs to remember that our personal decisions influence the overall health of the community. Wearing a mask is a small individual act, but collectively, it can have a huge impact.