Covid-19

  • May 24, 2022

    Now, the summer season is upon us, and as many of us look forward to time away with friends and family, we must remember that COVID isn’t taking a summer break. 

  • May 13, 2022

    For commencement at EagleBank Arena and all indoor degree celebrations, we will require all students, faculty, and guests in attendance to wear masks. We will have additional supplies on hand for those who arrive without a mask.

  • April 19, 2022

    Michelle Vassallo (MHA '15) led a team of infectious disease prevention specialists, physicians, pharmacists, and researchers at Inova Health System to develop and execute a plan to distribute 100,000 vaccines in just 53 days. To do this, Vassallo and her team of nearly 30 public health professionals reimagined how their hospital system could fight the pandemic while keeping everyone's safety top of mind. In recognition of her achievements and contributions, Vassallo has been named 2022 College of Health and Human Services Alumna of the Year.

  • April 5, 2022

    Effective immediately, Mason campuses are mask-optional, except in certain event venues, healthcare settings, on public transit, or childcare settings.

  • March 10, 2022

    Mason is now at Face-Covering Level Yellow, which means masks are optional at Mason, with a few exceptions. Let’s take a look at some of those exceptions, answering any lingering questions you might have about the recent changes.

  • March 4, 2022

    We have met our goal of keeping our COVID-19 testing positivity rates consistently below 4 percent for the past several weeks, and the latest guidance from the CDC indicates that all of our domestic campuses are at the “Low” level of transmission, which now means the CDC no longer recommends that masks be required indoors.

  • February 23, 2022

    Mason’s positivity rate – the percentage of those being tested who are positive for COVID-19 –remains consistently far below the 4 percent threshold, at 0.38 percent. This success, combined with Mason’s 95-percent overall vaccination rate, as well as the continued overall drop in COVID-19 spread throughout the region and nation, now make the pivot to optional mask-wearing more viable.

  • January 7, 2022

    Amira Roess, professor in the Department of Global and Community, offers insight into practicing proper mask usage, such as identifying which masks are most effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and how long you should wear the masks before they are considered ineffective. 

  • January 6, 2022

    Farrokh Alemi, professor of Health Administration and Policy, is working on a new study to identify a connection between COVID-19 and suicide among essential workers. The study aims to offer evidence-based policy recommendations for improving mental health and preventing suicide in essential workers.