Campus COVID-19 Plan for Operation Update - May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

Dear Members of the University of Dubuque Family,

Thank you for your efforts to demonstrate care and respect for the more vulnerable among us throughout this pandemic. Today I ask for you to continue those efforts.

As you may know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidance for those who are fully vaccinated. The CDC’s website states, “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” The City of Dubuque ordinance and Dubuque County mandate requiring face coverings is still in place. Additionally, we do have a few active COVID-19 cases on campus. Given those factors, we will continue to require face coverings for everyone – vaccinated or not – in all campus buildings through at least May Term and will reevaluate for summer/fall.

We strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. As the CDC has stated, it is an important tool to help us get back to normal. Visit to find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

Thank you for following UD’s mantra to help mitigate the spread of the virus: Practice common sense – good hygiene, physical distancing, and wear a face covering for yourself and others.

Rev. Jeffrey F. Bullock, PhD
President of the University