All mask restrictions lifted in latest COVID-19 guideline update

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

In light of Gov. Greg Abbott’s May 18 Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks, UNT is no longer requiring masks indoors for anyone, effective immediately. Outdoor mask requirements on campus were lifted Friday, May 14. The university also will be moving away from the 6-foot social distancing guidelines over the summer, though everyone is encouraged to maintain a space that makes them feel comfortable.

All faculty, staff and students are strongly urged to get vaccinated. You’ll find a vaccine availability map at the Texas DSHS site.

Following President Smatresk’s message May 14 about changes to COVID-19 guidelines on campus, there have been numerous questions from faculty and staff regarding returning to more normal working conditions. Some of the most common questions, along with the answers, are listed below.