March 3, 2022
Dear Tulane Community,
Citing the city’s low COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, New Orleans officials have lifted the indoor mask mandate as of 6 a.m. today, March 3. Tulane has also lifted its indoor mask mandate to remain consistent with the city government. Masks are no longer required indoors but will still be required in health care facilities and on any public transportation, including university bus shuttles and vans. Individual faculty members may also require students to wear masks in their classes for the remainder of the semester. Other members of the Tulane continue may choose to continue to wear masks. They should be allowed to do so free from harassment or questioning from anyone.
Currently, the City of New Orleans still requires proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours for entry in businesses in Orleans Parish. This requirement will be lifted on March 21, 2022, as long as the case numbers and hospitalizations remain low.
We are cautiously optimistic that these decisions will help us get one step closer to post-pandemic life in New Orleans and Tulane.