Beginning Saturday, March 12, 2022, in keeping with the new guidelines issued by the State of California, Fresno Pacific University will no longer require the wearing of masks at any of its campuses or facilities. This includes all students, faculty, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status.

The California Department of Public Health strongly recommends masking for all individuals indoors, but it will not be required. For all those who share an office, we recommend that you consider your neighbor as you determine to continue to wear your mask.

Those who wish to continue wearing a mask are encouraged to do so, either out of consideration for their own health conditions, health conditions of a loved one or simply personal preference. Individuals may also ask others to wear a mask while in their presence, and we ask everyone to be courteous of others and respectful of the request.

“While we must remain vigilant regarding COVID-19, the case numbers and other health statistics continue to move in a positive direction, and we are happy to see these same trends among our own students, faculty and staff,” said Joseph Jones, Ph.D., president. “Our top priority continues to be the health of the entire FPU community.”

Masks remain available for students, faculty and staff in the Information Center in McDonald Hall as well as the Campus Life, Human Resources and Campus Safety offices on the main campus, and the front desks at all regional campuses. Everyone is encouraged to be fully vaccinated, including a booster, excluding those with a medical condition or religious objection.

For more on FPU’s actions and policies, visit FPU COVID-19 Prevention Plan and Current statistics from the Fresno County Department of Public Health are available at Fresno County COVID-19 HUB.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations