Forward Together Update

Dear Panther Community,

As we prepare for a safe, in-person return to events, activities, and classroom instruction next fall, we are taking a big step forward tomorrow by welcoming back those returning from remote work. 

For those returning to their offices, please remember that COVID-19 vaccines are readily available in the community and being fully vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself from variants of the virus that cause the disease. We strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated.

Masks are not required on campus but anyone can choose to wear one. Those who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue to wear masks consistently and correctly (over the nose and mouth) while on campus.

Campus safety practices such as disinfection, enhanced ventilation in buildings and hand sanitizer stations will continue. 

If you have a question, please visit or email it to Thanks for all that you do to keep yourself, your family and the Panther community safe.

Stay Well, 

Joseph Rayzor,
Director of Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety