UVA Extends Masking Policy; Revisions By Oct 1

In light of rising COVID case positivity rates, the University of Virginia administration announced Thursday their decision to maintain UVA’s current masking policy. All community members are required to wear masks when they are indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. 

As of Thursday 4pm, the UVA COVID Tracker reported 25 new cases and 140 active cases, leading to a total of 181 cases this Fall.

There are 140 active COVID cases in the community as of this Thursday. (Source: UVA Covid Tracker)

“We will continue to monitor those conditions and offer another update on our masking policy no later than Oct. 1,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Liz Magill.

In the University-wide email, the administration also reminded those attending Saturday’s football game that everyone is required to wear masks in all indoor spaces at Scott Stadium. Unvaccinated individuals are also required to wear a mask, whether indoors or out.

The administration “will continue to monitor the virus” and “make adjustments as needed” as the UVA community returns to a largely in-person semester.

“The virus remains unpredictable and we must be ready to adjust our response to it. The measures we are announcing today are critical in helping us reach our goal of responsibly continuing in-person experiences.”

– Liz Magill

For more information about UVA’s COVID-19 response, please visit coronavirus.virginia.edu.


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