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  • UCLA reinstates mandatory indoor masking

    Posted: May 26, 2022 / 12:55 PM PDT
    Updated: May 26, 2022 / 04:07 PM PDT

    by: Cindy Von Quednow

    UCLA on Thursday announced it is reinstating universal indoor masking beginning Friday due to a rise in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and on campus.

    University officials revealed that the campus saw close to 870 new COVID-19 cases last week, placing it at a “severe” level.

    “It is important for us to respond to the current trends so that we can reduce the risk of infection without disruption to in-person learning and campus activities, including commencement celebrations,” officials said in a news release. “To stay ahead of the curve, our campus is taking several proactive measures.”

    They include mandatory masking in indoor areas, weekly testing and monitoring, and “strongly” discouraging eating and drinking at indoor gatherings.

    Well-fitting masks will be required indoors through June 15 and the mandate is subject to extension, officials said.

    All students, staff, faculty affiliates and visitors will need to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

    They will also be “highly recommended” in off-campus settings. ...

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