General Preparations

Marywood University Masking Policy

Recent changes in Pennsylvania's COVID restrictions have generated questions with regard to the use of masks on campus. The information below outlines Marywood University's Masking Policy.

Outdoor: In general masks are not required. Unvaccinated people attending sporting events should wear masks.*
 
Indoor: Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks indoors.*  
             Unvaccinated people should continue to wear masks.

 
This policy will change once 70% of PA is fully vaccinated.
 
*These guidelines are subject to change based on the most current guidelines set by the Commonwealth of PA. For the most current guidelines, go to Commonwealth of PA Masking Guidelines.

Exceptions

On-campus healthcare clinics will still require masking of all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. This applies to students and employees working in these areas, as well as any prospective student visitors to the healthcare clinics on campus.

Transportation and Travel

University Travel
University-sponsored travel will be limited in scope and must be pre-approved by the President or her designee. Any pre-approved travel to athletic contests will resume for fall; overnight travel is planned as required. The University will continue to monitor conditions and communicate changes as necessary.

Admissions counselors’ travel will be determined by the schools/areas to which they are traveling, in keeping with the prevailing visitation policies at each school and the health and safety guidance in those destinations.

Study Abroad Program
Marywood University is planning to resume study abroad activities for the Fall 2021 Semester. The University will continue to monitor international and national travel advisories and will communicate changes as warranted. If you are interested in studying abroad during the 2021-2022 academic year, or if you have questions about Marywood’s Study Abroad Program, please contact the Coordinator of Global and Multicultural Education.

COVID-19 Vaccination
Please be aware that countries around the world are currently considering the issue of whether or not to require that travelers provide official proof of vaccination upon entry. Such requirements may not be announced until the summer.

As a campus community, we are responsible for others, as well as ourselves, so by practicing safety measures and behaving responsibly in public spaces, we will each do our respective part to ensure the well-being of the entire campus and the surrounding community.

For students, especially those who reside on campus, and for staff members, we encourage you to exercise caution and adhere to the prevailing health and safety measures of areas you visit. All students, faculty, and staff are expected to adhere to local, state, and federal travel advisories as they relate to COVID-19 testing and quarantine. Be sure to monitor COVID-19 information for Pennsylvania travelers prior to making any travel plans.

It is important to be aware of where you go and how you interact with others, and, when possible, to keep track of persons with whom you’ve interacted or places you have been for the purpose of contact tracing. (See Monitoring Campus section on “Contact Tracing”)