President Bresciani’s email from March 4 addressed the new masking guidance from NDSU. His email reads in part:
... I know I’m not alone in wanting to move past certain parts of the pandemic, and with Cass County’s COVID Community Level now designated as "low" according to the CDC, their recent guidance nationally, and the counsel of our campus public health experts, I’m happy to announce that effective Monday, March 7, NDSU will no longer require masks in classes.
Faculty members may choose to continue to require masks in their individual classes, and students will be expected to honor that faculty prerogative. Of course, every person should feel free to continue wearing a mask and should feel supported in that decision.
Therefore, DPA policy will adhere to the above guidance for our classes and performances, including performers, staff, and audiences.