Southeast Community College will no longer require face coverings for students,
staff, faculty, and community members who are fully vaccinated. Anyone who is
not fully vaccinated is expected to continue wearing face masks in all SCC
facilities in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford, as well as the Learning Centers.
Fully vaccinated individuals can continue to wear a face mask if it’s
“I have been incredibly
impressed with how SCC has navigated this complex time,” said SCC President Dr.
Paul Illich. “We continued to focus on our mission to empower and transform our
students and communities through life-long learning opportunities. I know that
we will be stronger, wiser and more adaptive as a result of this past year’s
This follows the new Directed
Health Measure, announced by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department,
that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. May 21 that does not include a mask
requirement. The new DHM comes after the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention announced that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities
indoors and outdoors without masks or distancing, in gatherings large or small.
Fully vaccinated is defined
as two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, or two
weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.