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Updated guidelines for students

July 7, 2021

Dear students,

We are sharing ASU’s updated COVID-19 health protocols for the fall 2021 semester, based on the most recent local and federal guidance. For those currently with us on campus, these updates are effective immediately. 

For unvaccinated individuals, regular testing is advisable, and wearing face coverings remains the recommendation from the CDC. ASU continues to expect people 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 students to be vaccinated and urgently recommends the following on-campus protocols for students who are unvaccinated: 

We have appointments for COVID-19 vaccines available at all Health Services locations. Please make your appointment at myhealth.asu.edu. These vaccines are provided at no cost to you. You may also use vaccines.gov to find a location near you.

Regardless of vaccination status, ASU encourages all students 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 students, also regardless of vaccination status, in certain settings such as ASU shuttles and health centers.

ASU’s Community of Care will remain an important tool for informing students not only about health services, but also university policy regarding alcohol and other drugs, expectations of academic integrity and how to support other members of the ASU community who may be struggling. 

ASU will, as it always has, encourage its students to make informed choices. COVID-19 is but one of many issues that call upon us to act and operate as a community of care.  

We are excited to see you this fall, and we can’t wait to get back to the campus lifestyle that we all appreciate and enjoy — now more than ever. 


Joanne Vogel
Vice president, Student Services

Posted: July 7, 2021, at 10:07 a.m.