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Effective August 5, 2021, the university will temporarily require all individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces. The new policy is consistent with public health guidance from the CDC and MSDH and comes as a direct result of the spike in COVID-19 cases nationwide and locally due to the Delta variant.

“Consistent with CDC Public Health Guidance, MSDH directs that masks be worn universally indoors for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Due to the prevalence of the highly transmissible Delta Variant, masks must be worn in all indoor facilities to mitigate the risk of infection at this time. Consistent and correct mask use regardless of vaccination status is vital to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Ford Center -Safety Parameters and Protocol Plan (August 2021)

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