Mask wearing has proven to be the second most effective way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Currently, SUA is recommending, not requiring, that all students wear a mask while on campus. Although our mask-wearing rate is low, we are seeing an increase each and every day. We are so proud of our students, faculty, and staff for helping to mitigate the spread by wearing a mask.
In the event that SUA experiences a COVID-related absenteeism rate of 15% of our students OR 5% absenteeism of our faculty, SUA will move from recommended mask-wearing to REQUIRED mask-wearing. Consultation with state and local medical, psychological, and safety experts determined the percentages being used to gauge spread on the SUA campus.