LCC strongly encourages masking, in keeping with new CDC guidelines

The college is strongly encouraging vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask indoors, matching the “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
 
While Ingham County and surrounding areas are not currently in an area of “substantial or high transmission” for COVID-19, local cases are rapidly trending upward. LCC continues to seek a proactive, people-first response to the pandemic, and is encouraging masking for everyone.
 
The CDC considers masks to be a low-cost, highly effective intervention, and we encourage our community to wear one in indoor settings where others are present. Masks are especially recommended for the unvaccinated and for those who are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, as well as those living with anyone who is unvaccinated, immunocompromised or at increased risk of severe disease.
 
We continue to follow updates from our federal, local and state health experts, and we will reintroduce safety measures if needed, up to and including mask mandates on campus.
 
As of today, LCC is strongly encouraging masks.
 
For more information, please read through the CDC’s new guidance.