Message to College on Coronavirus: No mask requirements as of March 13

In the days after the college announced its most recent mask guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the nation’s face covering guidelines. As a result, the college will begin to follow CDC direction as of Sunday, March 13, when spring break ends.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday, February 25, that people in areas considered to be low or medium risk can go indoors without masks. As it has since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the college will follow the CDC’s lead.

As of Sunday, March 13, masks will be optional anywhere on Central Piedmont college property and will no longer be required in classrooms and labs.

Nothing prevents students and employees from continuing to wear face coverings wherever they are on campus if they choose. Please keep in mind individuals should not be asked to disclose their vaccination status or why they choose or don’t choose to wear a face covering outside of class. This is private information and should be respected.

Please be understanding as students and employees make their decisions concerning face masks. Please continue to monitor yourself for any COVID-19-related symptoms, and stay home if you feel ill at all. If your symptoms persist, please contact a healthcare provider. Please report if you are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 by sending a prompt email to