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Update to the UT Mask Policy

August 23, 2021

The following email was sent from Chancellor Donde Plowman to the campus community on August 23, 2021

Dear Volunteer community,

Because the delta variant is continuing to spread and is driving up hospitalizations in our community, we are adjusting campus health and safety guidelines.

As President Boyd just announced, masks are now required in all indoor public spaces, except in private offices and residence hall rooms and while individuals are actively eating, drinking, or engaging in fitness activities. This new mask mandate will be in effect for the next two weeks. System and campus leadership will re-evaluate the situation by September 7.

This is an expansion of the mask requirement previously announced on August 2, which covered all classrooms, laboratories, and required indoor academic events.

​Read the full message on the Chancellor’s website

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