March 1, 2022
Fort Lewis College will no longer require masks in classrooms and other indoor spaces beginning March 7.
Throughout the pandemic, we have attempted to balance safety with learning and the quality of the student experience. FLC values and cares about a sense of belonging and connection. Given the diminishing threat posed by the current variant and our interest in creating the best possible student experience, masks will be optional indoors, beginning next week.
Given our conversations with local and state experts, low transmission and positivity rates, and an exceedingly high vaccination rate, we can (literally) peel back a layer of COVID mitigation and go mask optional indoors.
A few really important things to remember:
For me, this transition feels hopeful and exciting. However, I recognize that everyone is in a different place. We need to proceed with respect for one another as we are all still in this together. Thank you for your continued commitment to caring for our community.
Fort Lewis College