February 5, 2023

Breaking: Capital University to lift mask mandate by end of week

Effective immediately, masks are no longer required inside of Capital University residence halls, offices, and other campus buildings, but masks will still need to be worn during classes through March 4.

This news comes just this evening at 7:22 p.m. when the University’s COVID Response Team released an email to staff and students. It was only seven days ago when the University announced that it would be keeping the mask mandate until March 13, which is the conclusion of the undergraduate midterm break period.

There are still some restrictions. The email states, “For the University’s health facilities – the Center for Health and Wellness and the Athletic Training room – masks remain required.”

The Law School campus will continue have their mask mandate enforced until March 7, which is when the City of Columbus and Columbus Public Health lift their mandate.

Campus Testing Info

All residential students are required to receive COVID testing following midterm break. The University will provide testing through March 13 – 18. See the times below for test availability inside of Weiler Suites in the Student Union.

            Sunday, March 13:  2 – 6 p.m. 

            Monday, March 14:  10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

            Tuesday, March 15:  7 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

            Wednesday, March 16:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

            Thursday, March 17:  4 – 6 p.m. 

            Friday, March 18:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

At this time, Capital University is still requiring all unvaccinated but exempted students and employees to be tested weekly until April 29

  • Robert Cumberlander is the Editor-in-Chief of The Chimes and a senior at Capital University, majoring in Film and Media Production with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Journalism.

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