The University of Alabama announced Wednesday that it will be extending its current mask mandate through the end of October.

The University has maintained a mask mandate for the entirety of the Fall 2021 academic semester and is evaluating extensions and suspensions as COVID-19 case numbers change.

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"Following guidance from the UA System Health and Safety Task Force, the UA campus requirement for face coverings has been extended through Oct. 29," read a news release from the University. "Face coverings continue to be required inside all non-residential campus buildings, including all classrooms and academic buildings, and on campus transportation."

The University's release added that this rule does apply to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

There are limited exceptions to the mandate, which are as follows:

  • In office workspaces when distanced
  • When alone in offices and private workspaces
  • In residence hall rooms
  • In residential common areas when distanced
  • While actively eating or drinking (in dining venues – while seated at a table)
  • While actively exercising
  • When teaching, if distanced and behind plexiglass

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