LSU to keep mask requirement despite state lifting mandate
BATON ROUGE - Though a number of COVID-19 related restrictions have eased across the state, Louisiana State University is keeping at least one restriction in place.
The university announced Thursday that its mask mandate will remain as is.
LSU's interim president, Tom Galligan, released the following statement Thursday.
"On Tuesday, the Governor announced that he is removing the mask mandate in many of its particulars, but we have decided, in an abundance of caution, to keep the mask mandate in place at this time. This means that masks will still be required on campus while indoors, and within 6 feet of others outdoors. As we have said from the beginning of the pandemic, safety will always be our guidepost. We feel that continuing the mask mandate at this time is the safest option for our employees and students while we continue to monitor the state’s progress regarding COVID-19.
It’s great news that cases of the virus, hospitalizations, and deaths are all down considerably, and we want to do our part to keep that trend moving in the right direction so we can have an in-person fall semester.
We want to thank you again for the sacrifices you have all made throughout the pandemic, and we strongly urge you to get vaccinated so we can return to a safer campus this fall.
Through May 29th, the Pfizer vaccine is available at the south endzone of Tiger Stadium with no appointment necessary, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please take advantage of this opportunity to receive the vaccine on campus, to protect yourself as well as others who may be more at risk than you are. Once you’ve been vaccinated, please let us know here so we can keep track of our progress."
Masks became a requirement for those on LSU campus in the summer of 2020.
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