Face Masks Still Mandatory on Incheon Global Campus


Incheon Global Campus in Songdo. Home to four international universities from Europe and the United States

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At the University of Utah Asia Campus, wearing face mask on campus is compulsory and mandatory at all times. Failure to do so will result in access denial to all buildings on campus and may attract a fine of $100. Mandatory face mask was imposed by Incheon Metropolitan Council in March 2020 as a preventive measure against the spread of corona virus.

On the Salt Lake Campus in Utah, United States, masks are no longer compulsory on campus. This was made known to Songdo Chronicle through a memo from the main campus of University of Utah. According to the memo, “In accordance with those guidelines and recent state legislation, masks and face coverings will no longer be required at University of Utah facilities beginning Monday, May 24. Please note that masks will continue to be required inside University of Utah Health facilities. In addition, all job-related personal protective equipment (PPE) safety requirements will continue to be required consistent with best practices for worker safety”.

The informative memo also indicated that “Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. The university will continue to provide free, weekly asymptomatic coronavirus testing and a vaccination clinic on campus throughout the summer. Vaccinations are available for all members of the campus community (including friends and family of university faculty, staff and students) and can be scheduled online. You can also call the U’s vaccination hotline at 801-213-2874 (and press option 2) for assistance in finding and scheduling a vaccination appointment.”

As South Korea intensifies its vaccination campaign, the coming month will be crucial in relaxing several imposed restrictions brought about by covid-19

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and our campus community.