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UO to require masks indoors on campus starting soon

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UO to require masks indoors on campus starting soon

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EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon will be following masking recommendations recently released by the Oregon Health Authority.

In a statement on Thursday, university officials said face coverings will be required indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status, effective Friday.

They said their decision comes amid surging COVID-19 cases and the highly contagious Delta variant spreading in the state.

Employees and students alike are required to follow the new rules, which apply to break rooms, hallways and more. Masks are not required when alone in rooms or cubicles. Visitors must wear face coverings, as well.

For the full summer COVID-19 regulations at the University of Oregon, CLICK HERE

Meanwhile, OSU spokesman Steve Clark said they are holding back on a mask mandate, but masks are strongly encouraged in public indoor spaces.

Clark added while Lane County cases are substantial, Benton County's case rate is lower, and they will continue to factor in current case rates in their decision making in accordance with CDC and OHA guidance. 

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