Recent News from CDC about Facial Coverings

May 14, 2021

Dear SMC Community,

We understand that the CDC issued new guidelines with regards to wearing facial coverings. It is important to understand that the CDC guidance states that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physical distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

At this time, Saint Mary’s is still requiring facial coverings on campus. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus should continue to wear a facial covering unless in their private campus residence or private office.

We are hopeful for updates from Contra Costa Health Services in the coming weeks and we will update our SMC community with any changes. 

For information on where to find a vaccine please visit the following websites. 

Thank you for keeping our community safe.