University of Nebraska systems not requiring masks or vaccines

Students won't have to disclose their vaccination status to the university
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The University of Nebraska system made changes to their COVID-19 protocols for students, faculty and staff on Friday.

“Our priority is the health and safety of every member of the University of Nebraska community. We all want this pandemic to be behind us, but right now we need to pull together and continue to take reasonable measures to keep each other safe,” says NU System President Ted Carter.

Those on campus who are vaccinated are not required to wear face masks, but the university encourages them to do so. Everyone on campus who is unvaccinated is encouraged to wear masks.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) requires everyone to wear masks inside, despite vaccination status.

COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for the community, but the university is strongly recommending that those on campus do get vaccinated.

No one is required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to the university. The university says that those who do not disclose their vaccination status should expect to take extra safety measures.

The University of Nebraska will offer COVID-19 testing on campuses depending on local health in the community.

UNMC may have special requirements for students, faculty and staff as they have clinical partners.

“Most importantly, the chancellors and I urge every Nebraskan to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccines are safe, effective and the surest way back to the activities we all love,” Carter says.

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