July 27, 2021

Media Advisory – SIU Carbondale to require masks indoors

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale sent the following message to the campus community today, July 27, from Chancellor Austin A. Lane. 

Dear fellow Salukis, 

Consistent with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is requiring face masks be worn in shared spaces indoors such as lobbies, hallways and classrooms, regardless of vaccination status, effective immediately. According to the CDC, we are in an area with high transmission of the virus; therefore, we believe this step is necessary to keep everyone safe and have the in-person fall semester we all want. 

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe.


Austin A. Lane
Chancellor, SIU Carbondale 

For more information, contact Kim Rendfeld, chief communications officer, at kim.rendfeld@siu.edu or 765-426-3650 (cell).