Students who are granted an exemption to the mandate will have to wear masks on campus, socially distance themselves, and report the results of weekly testing. They may not be allowed to attend large events on campus. We have opted for weekly testing because of the specific conditions of higher education. Unlike public spaces in which vaccinated and non-vaccinated people mix (grocery stores, for example), classrooms have students together for more than an hour, sitting in relatively close proximity to each other. The spread of COVID-19 generally takes several minutes of sustained exposure. With variants spreading, and a keen desire to operate normally while protecting our community, we feel that frequent testing is the only option until we reach nearly universal vaccination status.