Effective 29 July 2021, face masks are now REQUIRED for all personnel while indoors at NDU, regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with the 28 July 2021 Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum.
The pervasiveness of the Delta variant of COVID-19 has driven the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Defense to re-evaluate masking guidelines. The CDC recommends indoor masking, regardless of vaccination status, in locations that have been identified as having “substantial” or “high” COVID community transmission rates.
On 28 July 2021, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued masking guidance consistent with the CDC recommendation. This guidance applies to all military personnel, civilian employees, on-site contractors, temporarily assigned personnel, and visitors on board any DoD installation or facility.
Based on the most recent assessments, all NDU locations are in areas of "substantial" or "high" community transmission per the CDC. Due to “substantial/high” conditions at all NDU locations, masks are required for all personnel indoors at any NDU facility regardless of vaccination status. This applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors. The only exception is for individuals alone in a room that has floor-to-ceiling walls with the door(s) closed.
NDU is dedicated to providing traditional classroom instruction to the maximum extent feasible. Accommodations for academic instruction are constantly changing as Federal and local guidelines are updated, and it will affect the delivery of the curriculum accordingly. Please check this website often.
If you have been physically present on the NDU campus and have subsequently begun experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or been notified that you have come into contact with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, please immediately:
- Complete form DD3112, "Personnel Accountability and Assessment Notification for a Public Health Emergency";
- Send the form via encrypted email to NDU’s Health and Fitness Directorate at COVID@ndu.edu; and,
- Call NDU's Health and Fitness Directorate at (202) 685-2791, and alert them them that you have sent the form via encrypted email.
**See NDU'S "COVID FAQs" publication for detailed information.