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Morris Brown College, a private institution in Atlanta, has announced that it will require students and employees to wear face masks on campus once again.
The decision comes just a week after classes began and will be in effect for two weeks.
The announcement was made on Sunday in a letter to faculty, staff, and students, citing “reports of positive cases among students in the Atlanta University Center” as the reason behind the decision, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Morris Brown President Kevin James informed the news outlet via email on Monday that there have been no reports of COVID-19 cases on Morris Brown’s campus itself. He characterized the measures as “precautionary” in nature.
In his message to the college community, Dr. Kevin James stated:
“Effective immediately, Morris Brown College has reinstated its COVID-19 mask mandate due to reports of positive cases among students in the Atlanta University Center. Over the next 14 days, the following protocols will be in place:
Mask Wearing: All students and employees are required to wear face masks (staff may remove in their offices while alone).Physical Distancing: Students must maintain physical distancing.Large Gatherings: Institutional guidelines for gathering sizes must be followed. There will be no parties or large student events on campus for the next two weeks.Isolation and Quarantine: Students must adhere to institutional policies and CDC guidelines for isolation and quarantine.Contact Tracing: Compliance with college-initiated contact tracing efforts is expected.Symptom Monitoring: Students and employees are obligated to undergo temperature checks upon campus arrival.Regular Hand Washing/Sanitization: Frequent hand washing is expected from all students and employees. In case of a positive COVID-19 test, isolate for at least 5 days and inform your instructor for virtual class arrangements.”
“We prioritize your safety and seek your cooperation in preventing another pandemic,”
Source: The Gateway Pundit