Higher education guidance

Last updated August 20, 2021.

College students in lecture distance and wear masks

Institutions of higher education should refer to the CDC’s page “Colleges, Universities, and Higher Learning”, as well as the US Department of Education’s COVID-19 Handbook, for context-specific guidance about COVID-19 risk mitigation and disease response for the 2021-2022 school year. These institutions may also be subject to state or local orders or mandates and should be sure to comply with any relevant regulations.   

All known or suspected outbreaks of COVID-19 must be reported to the appropriate local public health agency within 4 hours.