SLC extends mask mandate, drops other COVID-19 protocols

St. Lawrence College Kingston campus. Image via St. Lawrence College.

St. Lawrence College (SLC) confirmed today, Thursday, Apr. 21, 2022, that masks will continue to be required to be worn by anyone accessing college campuses or facilities, until further notice.

According to a release from the college, other COVID-19 protocols such as controlled entrances and showing proof of vaccination upon entry are being dropped effective Sunday, May 1, 2022.

“Our students and our college community have been incredible during the pandemic, in the respect and care they have shown for our shared health,” said SLC President and CEO Glenn Vollebregt. “This short-term extension of our mask mandate will help ensure our spring semester starts with as little disruption as possible as we are welcoming more students back to in-person learning and our campuses are returning to pre-pandemic levels of activity.”

The college said that they will explore whether masks are required past the end of May in a few weeks. Anyone coming to campus who needs a mask can get one from the campus security office, according to the release. SLC encourages everyone who can, to be vaccinated and get boosted at the suggested frequency and reminds people to heed public health advice on monitoring for symptoms and doing their part to avoid spreading illness.

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