As the school year ends and students look forward to summer break, Clark plans to continue the campus vaccine requirement and exemption process for fall 2022.
Dr. Michele Cruse, vice president of student affairs, announced the upcoming school year’s safety protocol during a virtual town hall meeting on May 26.
Clark’s Security and Safety Services Director Mike See reiterated on June 13 that Clark will continue to follow any guidance given by the state and county. He noted that current protocols will stay in place until further notice.
“As with any long-term issue, fatigue and complacency can set in,” See said. “Monitoring symptoms and good hygiene practices are as important now as they were two years ago.”
Clark has adhered to state and county COVID-19 protocols throughout the year, entailing that students and staff taking part in activities on campus take part in a daily health screening. As of spring term, social distancing rules and masks became optional, but proof of vaccination or exemption are still required to enroll for in-person classes.
Current rules regarding masks, vaccinations, daily health screenings and other COVID guidelines remain in place as of now.
“I don’t think we are quite to the point where we can abandon our protocols just yet,” said See. “What we have done appears to be effective.”
This article was updated with input from See on June 20.