What are the masking requirements for summer 2022?

Face masks are optional in most indoor spaces.

Masks continue to be required where mandated by law, regulation or rule — including under guidance particular to individual workplaces or health care settings and COVID-19 testing centers. At this time, the College of Medicine will continue the mask mandate in alignment with Penn State Health to support patient care.

Masking for all research locations is optional, with the exception of some in-person human subjects research. Masking is optional for in-person human subjects research that recruits healthy participants; for studies recruiting high-risk participants (as defined by the CDC), masking continues to be required for both participants and study team members at all indoor locations.

Employees at Penn State who work in their own individual offices may request that visitors wear masks while in their private offices, and faculty may request that their students wear masks during classes. The University asks that community members cooperate respectfully with these requests.