Following changes to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance issued yesterday afternoon, Boise State University is strongly advising all members of our campus community — regardless of vaccination status — to wear a facial covering when indoors on campus. Although ongoing research confirms that COVID vaccines are safe and effective, it is possible for fully vaccinated individuals to unknowingly spread the virus to unvaccinated individuals. This is particularly concerning because the Delta variant, which is present in Ada County, is highly transmissible.
The CDC’s COVID Tracker indicates that Ada County is currently experiencing substantial COVID transmission rates. The university is monitoring the situation closely and will issue additional guidance as warranted by changing infection rates or modified federal, state or local guidelines.
Getting vaccinated remains the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID. Boise State’s COVID Vaccination Clinic has appointments available, and the vaccine is free. Other strategies to limit the spread of COVID include frequent handwashing, physically distancing when possible, and staying home if you’re not feeling well.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to keeping our campus healthy and safe.