GKSOM Face Covering Policy


GKSOM Face Covering Policy


Updated 2.18.22 

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The Chancellor announced that unl will no longer broadly require face coverings inside campus buldings beginning February 19th. Face coverings will not be required indoors in teh Glenn Korff School of Music, which also applies to all concerts and recitals. 

Face coverings are still encouraged indoors, especially if it's not possible to socially distance, but they are not required.

As you know, there are exceptions for specific classes where a demonstrated need was documented and approved, which fall into two categories:

  • Face coverings may be required in classes or academic activities where it is necessary for students to work in close proximity to each other for an extended period of time.
  • Face coverings may also be required in a class where the instructor or a student or their immediate family members have documented health-related issues related to the vaccines.

With this change in UNL's face covering policy, the face covering requirements for approved courses will take effect immediately. These classes have already been approved and professors have already been contacted.

If a course has been approved for a face covering requirement, the course syllabi will include a statement. If in doubt, students can look at the course syllabus or contact the instructor of their course. Instructors teaching the approved courses are encouraged to contact students of continuing face covering requirements for the courses.

An individual instructor may also request that face coverings continue to be worn in their class. In this instance, instructors may ask, but not require, students to do so.

Thank you for all you are doing to help us mitigate the spread of the virus.

Have a great rest of the semester!


Sergio H. Ruiz

Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music