Berkeley to require students who have not received flu shot to mask up
September 2, 2022 - The University of California, Berkeley, is requiring people on campus who are not protected against the flu to wear masks.
"Masks are required during flu season if not vaccinated for flu," the school’s website says under its mask requirements page.
The guidelines also strongly recommend people wear masks indoors regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and that "masks are optional for everyone" if they are outdoors. The requirements for people who have not gotten the flu shot set off a firestorm of criticisms on social media.
"At Berkeley anyone who isn’t vaccinated for the flu must wear a mask, by executive order from the university president. This is where we are," author Jennifer Sey tweeted Monday.
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