In alignment with recommendations from the CDC, the Washington Department of Health, and Tacoma–Pierce County Public Health, effective immediately, PLU requires everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask indoors. The requirement applies indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, including classrooms, dining areas (except when you are actively eating or drinking), meeting rooms, elevators, and shared vehicles.
In crowded outdoor locations where physical distancing is not possible, masks are recommended for fully vaccinated people and required for those not currently vaccinated.
Wearing a mask does not signify vaccination status. Those who are fully vaccinated may still choose to wear a mask at some or all times, and we support that choice. We also encourage mask-wearing, regardless of your vaccination status, while experiencing or recovering from other cold and flu viruses.