University indoor mask mandate for classes, teaching and learning spaces remains in place

As four of five Rhode Island counties have moved to a high COVID-19 community transmission level, the University reminds all students, faculty and staff that masks are required in classrooms and teaching and learning laboratories unless the faculty member waives the requirement. Washington County, more commonly known as South County, where URI is located, is now at a high community level of COVID-19. Only Newport County remains at a medium level.

The University strongly recommends indoor masking in all other spaces.

If you are enrolled in summer courses, please take special note of this masking requirement, which is consistent with what was in place during the spring semester. The University continues to strongly urge students, faculty and staff who are sick to stay home and obtain a COVID-19 test. Masking continues to be required in Health Services.  

See more details and what steps to take if you are in a high-level community at the Rhode Island Department of Health, including staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

Masks continue to be an important tool in helping to stop the transmission of COVID-19 and some of its more contagious variants. The University strongly recommends wearing a well fitting mask for all individuals who are immunocompromised or at high risk for disease, as well as for anyone who has a personal preference.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We look forward to a healthy and productive summer season.