MtA, UManitoba announce mask mandate for Fall semester

Mount Allison University and the University of Manitoba will each require mask use in the Fall term. MtA will require masks indoors, including in hallways, stairwells, and classrooms, due to the recent COVID-19 case counts in Canada. “It seems as if we will be living with COVID for some time yet and our continued prudence is needed,” reads a letter from MtA. UManitoba is also continuing to require masking in September. “I’m impressed that the University of Manitoba has not chosen the easy decision,” said UManitoba Professor Andrew Halayko. “They are basing this decision on scientific evidence that masks do decrease transmission of the virus and the reality that we are in a seventh wave globally.” Both institutions have exceptions to the masking mandate, including for instructors who are currently teaching and for those working in a physically distanced workspace such as a cubicle. CBC (MtA)| CTV News (MtA)| Winnipeg Free Press (UManitoba)| UManitoba (MB| NB) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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