Nassau Community College revokes mandatory mask policy


Nassau Community College revoked its short-lived mandatory masking policy for all individuals on campus.

Only a few hours after announcing their intention to reinstate a mandatory mask policy, the college seemingly reversed their decision.

"At this time we are monitoring the spike in Covid-19 diagnoses and have importantly not seen a spike in hospitalizations, as we've seen in the past," said County Executive Blakeman. "There is very little value in mandating mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19. After strong evidence-based discussions with the president of the college, they are withdrawing their premature decision to mandate masks."

In a news release on the college’s website, they orignally said the reinstated mandate will go into effect on Dec. 12, and will apply to all campus visitors, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors on Dec. 9.

On its website, the Garden City-based Nassau Community College said they expect all employees, students and staff to fully comply with the expectations and guidelines found in the college’s Returning to Workplace guide and Guide to Returning to campus.