(Courtesy UWSP)

Mask requirement returns to UWSP on Monday

Metro Wire Staff

Students, staff, and visitors to the UW-Stevens Point campus will be required to wear face-coverings beginning on Monday, Aug. 9.

Face coverings will be required inside campus buildings and enclosed spaces, the school said in a press release issued on Friday.

“This decision was made in consultation with county public health officials,” the press release reads in part. “UW-Stevens Point continues to follow the guidance of local, state, and federal health experts.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated guidance for fully vaccinated people.”

Employees can remove face coverings if working alone inside an office or lab with the door closed. Masks are not required outdoors.

“No UW-Stevens Point employee or student cases of COVID-19 have been reported on our campuses in the last several weeks, but cases are high and rising in our communities,” the press release said.