Updated COVID-19 Requirements Effective Sept. 1
With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Omaha and Phoenix, and with the ongoing threat of the Delta variant, Creighton University is requiring that face coverings be worn in all classrooms and laboratories on its Omaha and Phoenix campuses, effective Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Faculty members, presenters and guest speakers who are able to maintain at least eight feet of social distance may remove their face covering while addressing classes or other audiences.
Face coverings also will be required in all spaces in the Cardiac Center, the Boyne Building, the Bio-Information Center (BIC) and the School of Dentistry Building on Creighton’s Omaha campus and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building in Phoenix, as a precaution due to possible patient interactions.
In addition, Creighton is requiring face coverings to be worn in all indoor spaces at its athletic venues during athletic competitions and other events.
In an abundance of caution, it is strongly recommended that face coverings be worn and/or appropriate social distancing be maintained in other indoor community spaces on our Omaha and Phoenix campuses as well.
For indoor, in-person organized campus events and meetings of 25 or more people, face coverings will be required. At indoor organized campus events and meetings with 24 or fewer attending in person, face coverings will not be required if at least six feet of social distancing can be maintained among all attendees. Otherwise, face coverings are required.
At any in-person, on-campus event or activity attended by anyone 16 years of age or younger, current guidelines will be maintained, which state that all of those in attendance must wear a face covering. The University also continues to strongly encourage students, faculty and staff who are not vaccinated and all guests, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear a face covering while on campus.
Students, faculty and staff also are reminded to stay home if they are feeling ill, and to practice other precautionary measures, such as frequent and thorough handwashing.
Creighton has worked closely with national, state and local public health and government officials – and its own infectious disease and health care experts – throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so during the 2021-2022 academic year. The University will remain flexible in its response to keep the campus safe.
These new requirements will be in effect through at least Friday, Oct. 1, at which time the University will reassess the situation. View the COVID-19 Guidance FAQ on the provost website for more details on the latest campus guidelines and procedures.