UAM lifting mask requirement Monday

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has announced masks will be optional on UAM campuses starting Monday, February 28, 2022. See the complete announcement:

Dear UAM Community,

The UAM Covid-19 Command Team continues to closely monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in our area and across the country. Cases in our area have significantly dropped, and the Command Team has reached a consensus to adjust the mask/face covering requirement on all UAM campuses.

Effective Monday, February 28, masks/face coverings will be optional on UAM’s campuses. While masks/face coverings will no longer be required, the Command Team’s guidance is for UAM employees, students, and visitors to be health-conscious and consider wearing masks/face coverings in indoor settings when social distancing is not possible.

Students are asked to be considerate of the personal health concerns of faculty and staff and any requests they may make to wear masks in their classrooms and personal offices.

Vaccinations and booster shots continue to be strongly recommended for all members of the UAM community to provide the fullest protection against COVID-19. Individuals may be vaccinated on campus by contacting Mainline Health Systems at (870) 224-0647.

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. In consultation with and guidance from the University of Arkansas System, the Command Team will continue to make decisions that we feel are best for our campus and community, including adjusting the mask/face covering policy should circumstances require it.

Peggy M. Doss, Ed.D.
University of Arkansas at Monticello

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