Northern Kentucky University to require masks indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status

Posted at 12:54 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 18:13:26-04

(LEX 18) — Northern Kentucky University announced Tuesday morning that masks are required indoors for everyone regardless of vaccination status.

The indoor masking requirement will become effective Wednesday, August 4.

Unfortunately, the risk of infection with the Delta variant of COVID-19 is very high in our region and we must take steps to protect our campus community. Face masks have proven highly effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

NKU will provide reusable masks to all faculty, staff and students. Limited quantities of disposable masks may be available at the Welcome Center, Student Union and University Center Information Desks, Steely Library Distribution Desk, and Campus Recreation during normal business hours.

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The university will offer free vaccines at their Health, Counseling and Wellness office. Kentucky residency is not required. Call 859-572-5650 or email for an appointment.

For more information on NKU's mask policy, click here.