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October 21, 2022

Members of the Rutgers Community:

The Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) ruled this week that, pending a further ruling, our decision to no longer require face coverings in indoor teaching spaces and libraries is in effect.

As you may remember, our decision to eliminate the mask mandate was challenged and PERC initially held that the mandate should remain in place while it considered the challenge. The latest ruling from PERC changes its position and means that masks are no longer required in classrooms or libraries, pending any further ruling.

Please know that we will inform you if there is a change necessitated by any further decision.

Face coverings continue to be required in all clinical settings. Where masks are optional, we encourage all individuals who prefer to wear them to do so, and we fully respect that personal decision.


Antonio M. Calcado
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer