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COVID-19 Updates

Most Recent COVID Updates

Mask Requirements Update

Effective Monday, March 14, masks will be optional in all university owned or controlled spaces, including instructional spaces (classrooms, studios, teaching labs and other spaces where instruction takes place) and research labs. For more information regarding CDC guidelines, mask policy exceptions, testing, and vaccines go to:

Boise State COVID Response Guidelines

For immediate COVID-19 assistance:

Contact the Boise State Public Health Office by phone at (208) 426-2968 or email them at: They can answer questions, report infectious contact, and offer resources and testing. For additional updated COVID-19 information from the college, visit:

Building Access

The Communication Building will generally be open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This is standard operational hours, in conjunction with holiday and campus closures.

  • Social distancing practices encouraged whenever applicable.


    • Monday, May 15 – Sunday, August 14, 2022 our building hours are REDUCED to 8am – 2pm, M-F and closed weekends
    • Regular Building Hours (8am – 9pm) will resume Mon, Aug 15th
    • Entry: available through the East ADA entrance with approved student and faculty ID cards

Department Offices

In addition to the above protocols, the Department of Communication adjust their operations to ensure we serve various populations of faculty, staff, and students.

  • The Main Office will be physically open M-F, 9am – 5pm with visibly posted closures.
  • The Main Office hosts Virtual Office Hours on Zoom during times of lock down.
  • The Department of Communication Advising Center continues to function entirely in a remote modality. In addition:

Safety Protocols

In addition to these efforts, the Department of Communication continue to adhere to following safety protocols:

  • Cleaning supplies and no-contact thermometers can be provided upon request.
  • Social distancing practices encouraged whenever applicable.
  • Social distancing practices encouraged whenever applicable.