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Faculty & Staff


The health and safety of our Ram family are always our top priority. We strongly encourage each of you to get vaccinated and continue the healthy habits we’ve adopted. Please observe the guidance below.

  • Face coverings are no longer required in indoor spaces, including classrooms, lab spaces (unless clinical and required by law or mandate), personal offices, dining areas, events spaces, etc.
  • Faculty and staff cannot require people to wear masks in individual classrooms, lab spaces, personal offices, events spaces, etc.
  • Faculty and staff can encourage mask wearing in their immediate spaces.
  • Faculty and staff cannot change a course’s modality. We will sustain our current course modality plan of 70% in-person and 30% online consistent with UNC System guidance on returning to pre-Covid instructional delivery ratios.
  • Faculty and staff cannot refuse service to individuals choosing not to wear masks.
  • Masks will be optional in residence halls.
  • Masks will be optional on WSSU shuttles.

We strongly encourage everyone to continue wearing a face covering when in public spaces. Additionally, we want to reiterate that all our mitigation efforts and PPE remain available to everyone. We will continue our high-touch cleaning practices and provide testing and vaccination opportunities. We fully support employees in making the best decisions for their personal health.

As a reminder, please be patient and show respect for your fellow Rams as we move through this process. Everyone’s sense of personal risk moves at a different pace.