Vaccinated MSU students and staff no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus


The MSU Union on a spring day/ Photo Credit: MSU University Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING— For Michigan State students and staff, the masks can finally come off.

Beginning on June 9, fully vaccinated individuals can enter MSU buildings without being required to wear a mask. The only exception is for clinical students who may be caring for patients in a health care setting.

The announcement was made via an email sent to students on Tuesday afternoon. MSU previously lifted the outdoor mask mandate on May 10.

In order to comply with existing guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the university is requiring students, staff members and vendors to self-verify their vaccination status each day via a form before engaging in campus activities.  Those who are not vaccinated or decline to participate in the survey will be required to continue wearing a mask and maintain a safe physical distance from others.

In addition, MSU is allowing for university authorities to ask for additional documentation regarding a person’s vaccination status. Staff and student employees will have their daily form responses automatically uploaded to their supervisor.