EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Beginning today fully vaccinated students, staff, and, faculty of Michigan State University can now enter indoor spaces on campus and property governed by MSU without a face mask.
Officials say the new rules are a result of more people getting vaccinated.
“It shows the incredible importance of getting a covid-19 vaccine when you can and so we’re glad to be able to lift that restriction for vaccinated individuals,” said Dan Olsen, spokesperson for MSU.
According to a recent statement from President Stanley Jr, MSU will ask faculty, staff, students, and guests to self-verify their vaccination status before coming to campus each day using the university’s daily health form.
Those who have not been fully vaccinated decline to answer the vaccination status questions must continue wearing a face mask indoors and physically distance from others, with limited exceptions.
Presidents Stanly also says quote “If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to get your COVID-19 vaccine soon. It is the best way to return to normal, and I know many of us want those typical college experiences, together, in the fall.”
It’s a decision that students say they feel excited about.
“Not having to wear a mask in the union while I study is gonna be really nice…cause it makes you hot uncomfortable, but I feel comfortable I think it’s time,” said MSU student Sarah Fleisher.
The new changes rely only people telling the truth, and MSU can ask for further documentation if it becomes necessary.
“The university also reserves the right to ask for further documentation if needed. For instances where there is believed to be misleading information shared in those forms certainly we encourage folks to report that to our misconduct hotline,” Olsen said.