UNL requires face masks until further notice
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln announced face masks will be required for all students for the spring semester, as the omicron variant spreads quickly.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The University of Nebraska – Lincoln announced face masks will be required for all students for the spring semester, as the omicron variant spreads quickly.
Masks will be temporarily required indoors, including UNL events, until further notice. UNL will evaluate the spread of COVID after the beginning of the semester.
The university is also requiring one round of re-entry testing for all students, faculty and staff. The later will be tested next week while students who have a presence on campus are asked to be tested Jan. 14-21.
The city and east campus testing sites will have expanded hours until Jan. 21.
UNL says if anyone involved on campus tests positive with COVID-19 with a PCR test in the last 90 days they are exempt from re-entry testing.
In addition to required re-entry testing, UNL is asking any students traveling back to Lincoln to test prior to returning to campus and to delay your return if you test positive.
Following the required re-entry testing, UNL will begin planned random mitigation testing the week of Jan. 24.
UNL is also adapting the latest CDC guidance. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for a minimum of 5 days. After 5 days, if an individual is fever-free with all other symptoms improving, they may resume activities but must wear a face-covering around others.
The exception to this is students who live in residence halls or Greek houses. After 5 days, those students may resume normal activities but will need to continue to sleep and eat in isolation for another 5 days.
As a reminder, UNL provides isolation housing free of charge to students as available.