Information on this site is updated as needed to reflect IU's most current health and safety guidelines. This follows current state and county public health guidance.
Classrooms, residence halls, dining spaces, building common areas and IU Athletics venues are all examples of indoor spaces where mask use is optional.
Masks will continue to be required on public transportation, in health care settings, in IU childcare facilities, and in some laboratories where hazard assessments have identified them as proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
Dr. Aaron Carroll, chief health officer for IU, says personal choice should increasingly drive decisions related to mask wearing and other precautions: “One-way masking — an individual’s decision to continue wearing a mask — is encouraged for anyone more comfortable wearing a mask in public spaces.”
IU will continue to distribute surgical masks and have hand sanitizing stations at building entrances.
Stay informed about COVID-19 matters
As IU campuses enter the Fall semester, the university’s COVID-19 operations may be adjusted to meet the current demand for services as well as match the current community spread.
- Masking: Following current state and county public health guidance, masks are optional on all IU campuses.
- Classrooms, residence halls, dining spaces, building common areas and IU Athletics venues are all examples of indoor spaces where mask use is optional.
- Masks will continue to be required in health care settings (including COVID-19 testing locations), in IU childcare facilities, and in some laboratories where hazard assessments have identified them as proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Testing: Drop-off COVID-19 testing is currently available on the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.
- Drop-off COVID-19 testing allows you to collect your saliva sample at your convenience in any location and then drop it off on campus when it works for you.
- Drop-off testing can be used for both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing. For locations and to learn how to use drop off testing please see: Drop-off COVID-19 testing: Testing: COVID-19: Indiana University (iu.edu)
- Additionally Rapid tests are available at local pharmacies and other locations, or search for a local testing site.
- Vaccines and Boosters: A COVID-19 vaccine or approved exemption is required at all IU campuses, including IUPUI, all regional campuses, IUPUC and IU Fort Wayne. This requirement applies to all students, faculty and staff at all IU campuses.
- Booster doses are not currently required as part of IU’s COVID-19 vaccine policy.
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FAQ last updated on 8/16/2022