February 21, 2022
Despite the challenges of Omicron, our semester has started off as well as we could have imagined—our positive case numbers have dropped steadily, we have great compliance with our booster policy, and everyone is checking symptoms daily to get their green health pass. Way to stay safe and strong, Skyhawks! Our COVID mitigation strategies are paying off, which allows us to reevaluate and look to return to an even more engaging campus environment.
FLC’s low case count and high booster policy compliance, combined with dropping community COVID cases, mean we can partially lift our indoor mask requirement.
Starting February 22:
The mask update is a result of multiple factors limiting the risk of disease spread and follows the conversations we’ve had with our local public health department about our low positivity rate and high booster policy compliance. With this change, we still need to practice common sense and respect others where there is a density of people.
Maintaining the following strategies is important as we ease up on mask use indoors. Here’s what’s not changing:
For the last two years, I’ve seen us hold each other accountable and to a high standard. As we step toward our goal of normalcy, I want to thank each of you for all your efforts thus far and your continued commitment to keeping our campus safe.
I’m looking forward to seeing your smiles!
Fort Lewis College