What is the university’s guidance on the use of face coverings on campus?
Following guidance from the University System of Georgia, everyone at the University of West Georgia is encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside campus facilities.
Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to get a vaccine, to continue wearing a face covering, and to continue physically distancing from others when possible. All individuals age 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, which UWG administers to students, employees, and employees’ immediate family members who live in employees’ households.
The CDC has indicated that fully vaccinated people have a reduced risk of transmitting COVID-19 to unvaccinated people and can resume indoor and outdoor activities with minimal risk. Adherence to this guidance is based on personal responsibility.