Vice-Chancellor on mask recommendation
Like many of you, I am concerned to see the rising number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Australia, which are running at more than 100 each day. The only way to stem these increases is for all of us to do everything we can to minimise transmissions.
I have noticed that most people in public – including at Charles Sturt University’s campuses - are not wearing masks or physical distancing. These two simple measures would greatly help to stop the spread of COVID-19.
To combat the spread of COVID-19, as well as this year’s dangerous influenza strain, Charles Sturt is urging its students and staff to continue implementing all possible protective measures. This includes wearing a mask if you’re indoors with anyone outside your own household.
To assist in this process, the University will be providing approved masks for students and staff who do not have their own. These will be available in the coming days.
While vaccination is not a requirement of campus entry, we will continue to strongly encourage that people on our campuses be vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any recommended boosters), as well as have their flu shot.
Charles Sturt is a university that prides itself on its social responsibility. And so, I ask you all to take responsibility for the protection of others, our campuses, and our communities.