AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) With the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine, students at Auburn University are seemingly one step closer to a return to normal campus life. Effective June 1, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings, the university announced in an email on Wednesday morning.

Though fully vaccinated individuals may forgo masks, those who are not must continue to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing; however, all on-campus events and gatherings will return to full capacity beginning Tuesday.

The email also states that there remain locations and circumstances in which all individuals must continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing. 

These scenarios include:

  • Classrooms and instructional laboratories

  • University transportation services

  • Health care settings, such as the Auburn University Medical Clinic, the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center, the Auburn University employee and student pharmacies and College of Veterinary Medicine hospitals and clinic

  • Other areas marked by official university signage or otherwise clearly communicated by the university

With the removal of the campus-wide mask mandate and social distancing policies, Auburn is seemingly moving toward the university’s goal to provide students with a normal in-person experience resuming in fall of 2021; however, details regarding additional steps made in that direction have yet to be released.

Eagle Eye will continue to monitor the situation and report information as it becomes available.