To All Employees – Please Model Good Behavior by Wearing Masks

A masked instructor teaches class

In his recent State of the University address, President Butler asked all of us to focus on what we can control, given the uncertainties of a continuing pandemic.

Clearly, one thing we can control is our own behavior, by making responsible choices. This is why we are asking all employees to model good behavior for our students by wearing masks indoors, or whenever you are closely packed together, and by getting your Covid-19 vaccination.

With fall semester classes beginning on Monday, please show your support for our teaching faculty and model good behavior for our students by wearing a face mask.

In keeping with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, Embry-Riddle is continuing to strongly encourage both vaccinations and masks, particularly indoors.

While these steps are not mandatory on our campuses, wearing a mask is a small way that you can show how much you care for your fellow Eagles. Even if you have been vaccinated, wearing a mask is still important. Sadly, some breakthrough infections are happening among vaccinated people. And, masks help protect both you and those around you.

During Orientation on both of our residential campuses this week, it was inspiring to see the joy and enthusiasm of our wonderful incoming students and their families. Thank you to everyone who helped with Orientation! We look forward to a great fall 2021 semester, thanks in large part to the dedication of our hard-working faculty and staff members.

However, it is disappointing to see too few people wearing masks, including some of our own employees – despite highly visible signage and multiple prior university messages, reminding everyone of the importance of this precaution.

Can you please help us keep our communities as safe as possible? With the highly transmissible Delta variant causing a surge in cases of Covid-19, your support for Embry-Riddle’s safety culture is more important than ever.

If you think you may have been exposed to Covid-19, please get tested. If you have not yet been vaccinated, do it now. Testing and vaccination clinics will be offered on both of our residential campuses throughout the fall semester. Please take advantage of these free services.

Thank you for your assistance. The university’s latest updates on Covid-19 precautions are always posted to