BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – In response to growing concerns over the Delta Variant, Northeastern University will now require masks to be worn indoors at the start of the fall semester.
This will be in effect as soon as students move into university housing or on Monday, September 6 for those not living on campus. The requirement will apply to all students, staff, faculty, vendors and visitors at any one of Northeastern’s campuses – not just those in the U.S.
The school says that masks will not be required outdoors or when someone is alone in a space on campus.
Back in July, Northeastern announced fall testing requirements for its U.S. campuses. This will resume in addition to the mask requirement as the school repopulates for the semester.
“We will monitor health and safety conditions continuously and revise these protocols as the fall term progresses,” the university said in a statement.
The university plans to operate at full capacity with classes being held in person.
In addition, Northeastern will require all students, faculty and staff to fill out a Vaccine Verification form. Students must completed the form by August 15 and faculty must complete it by September 8.
WBZ’s Sheri Small has more details: