ANGOLA, Ind. (WPTA21) - Trine University will make the wearing of masks on its main campus optional as of May 10.
Officials announced the policy change on Thursday.
In an email to faculty, staff and students, university President Earl D. Brooks II., praised the Trine community for efforts to keep the campus safe and healthy over the past 14 months.
"None of it was easy and we have certainly faced some challenges along the way," he said. "But, through your hard work and perseverance, we have weathered the storm."
Vaccination is not required for students of faculty, but Brooks encouraged those associated with the school to get vaccinated. He called it "the single most important thing to protect yourself and our campus community."
Though mask rules are changing, Trine will continue certain safeguards. Groups spending time on campus this summer, including campers, will be given COVID-19 tests and frequent temperature checks.
"It is my intention that students return in August to a vibrant and healthy campus, one free from most of the restrictions that were placed on them for the past 14 months," Brooks said.
Masks will be required at the university's Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8.