HUB reverses mask mandate

BY Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer Xavier’s Health United Building (HUB) updated to its mask policy on Sept. 26, allowing students to remove their masks while exercising.  Individuals are still encouraged to wear masks while at the Recreation Center, but this announcement gives individuals the choice to wear a mask when they are working out. Staff members are required to continue mask up while on the job, and people are still expected to wear a face covering when moving around the facility. A statement was released on Sept. 27, informing the Xavier community of this policy change.   “Due to reduction of … Continue reading HUB reverses mask mandate

Xavier to require indoor masking

By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief University officials announced on Friday morning that all students, employees, visitors and contractors are required to wear a mask while inside all campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status.  According to a statement shared via email, the COVID-19 Task Force made their decision “after carefully reviewing medical guidance from the CDC and our partners at TriHealth and discussing implications for the Xavier community.” They concluded that the rising infection rates of the COVID-19 Delta variant warranted enhanced safety protocols on campus.  The announcement also clarified that masks will not be required while eating or drinking, in residential … Continue reading Xavier to require indoor masking