Face Covering Policy

Updated May 27, 2021

As it has done throughout the pandemic, with regard to COVID-19 safety and health protocols, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln continues to follow the most recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

Per the CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People released May 13, the university no longer requires that fully-vaccinated individuals (ages 12 and up) wear facial coverings indoors or outdoors when on campus or in university facilities. Further, social distancing is no longer required and campus venues return to 100 percent capacity.

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing at all times when indoors on university property, with the following exceptions:

  • When eating; however, social distancing practices must be observed.
  • When alone in a room.
  • When alone in a motor vehicle.
  • When an alternative is necessary as indicated by a medical professional during patient care.
  • When actively participating in a supervised group exercise class, showering, using the swimming pool or using a piece of cardio equipment on campus.
  • When exercising during a university-sponsored activity.
  • When in an assigned residence hall room.
  • When a task requires the use of a NIOSH-approved respirator.
  • When pertaining to children under the age of 2 years.

Summer Youth Camps

Participants in summer youth camps under age 12 are required to wear face coverings while indoors, unless they are eating/drinking, sleeping or engaged in vigorous exercise or athletic competition.

Children's Center

In accordance with LLCHD guidance, employees in UNL’s Children’s Center are required to wear face coverings, unless they voluntarily share information indicating that they are fully vaccinated.

This policy shall remain in effect until further guidance from the Office of the Chancellor.