CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Citadel on Tuesday announced that masks will be required inside certain buildings on campus, effective August 25.
The decision comes amid increasing COVID-19 trends in the area. It will be reviewed September 7.
According to The Citadel, masks are required for cadets, students, faculty, staff, and visitors — regardless of vaccination status — in all academic buildings, including the following:
- Mark Clark Hall
- Summerall Chapel
- Daniel Library
The Citadel is aiming to have 85% immunity campus-wide before it returns to normal operations.
Leaders also encouraged those who have not yet been vaccinated to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Members of the campus community are asked to report their vaccination status at this link. The information “will only be shared with college officials who have a legitimate need to fulfill their professional responsibilities for The Citadel, such as contact-tracing.”
Between July 20 and August 24, there have been 75 reported cases of COVID-19 at The Citadel. 58 are currently active as of August 24.
Click here to see The Citadel’s COVID-19 statistics and protocols.