BATON ROUGE, La. - According to a letter sent out to faculty and staff at LSU Baton Rouge, the recommendation of their Health and Medical Advisory Committee, which consists of medical doctors, epidemiologists, engineers and biomedical researchers from across the state, LSU has decided to lift the indoor mask mandate on their Baton Rouge campus and end restrictions for on-campus events, effective immediately.
The announcemat was made Tuesday November 16, 2021 by President Tate.
"Let me first say this would not be possible without the cooperation of the entire LSU community. The vast majority of you chose to be vaccinated in numbers rarely seen at other universities, and you were diligent in adhering to the protocols we put in place to ensure the health and safety of our university family," says Tate.
"I want to add that we are moving forward with confidence, but with caution. While we are encouraged by the low number of cases we have seen this fall, and the overall success of our COVID policies and protocols, the pandemic is still a fluid situation. We will continue to carefully monitor trends, and these protocols are subject to change if transmission patterns, number of cases, or positivity rates in the Baton Rouge area change significantly. The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority."
According to the letter, quarantine protocols will remain unchanged, wastewater testing will remain in place, and testing of unvaccinated individuals will continue. More information about what to expect in the spring semester will be coming soon.