Updated guidelines for employees

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Updated guidelines for employees

July 6, 2021

Dear Sun Devils:

We are sharing ASU’s updated COVID-19 employee health protocols.

For unvaccinated individuals, regular testing is advisable and wearing face coverings remains the recommendation from the CDC. ASU continues to expect employees to follow CDC guidelines, and we will continue to use these guidelines to inform the university’s activities. Reducing the spread of COVID-19 remains a top public health priority for the university.

Informed by science and this set of facts and with the health of the entire community in mind, Arizona State University strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated and urgently recommends the following on-campus protocols for unvaccinated employees:

Regardless of vaccination status, ASU encourages all employees to wear face covers in crowded areas and venues and any other time you wish. Consistent with CDC guidelines, masking may be required of all employees, also regardless of vaccination status, in certain settings such as ASU shuttles.

ASU’s Community of Care will remain an important tool for informing employees about COVID-19 health protocols and how to support other ASU community members as we continue to move forward in this environment. COVID-19 is but one of many issues that call upon us to act and operate as a community of care.

The above changes are effective immediately. Thank you for your continued commitment to ensuring a healthy and productive ASU community.


Nancy Gonzales
Executive vice president
and university provost
Arizona State University

Morgan R. Olsen
Executive vice president,
treasurer and CFO
Arizona State University


Posted: July 6, 2021, at 11:38 a.m.