University of Mississippi lifts its mask mandate

March 2, 2022 GMT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has lifted its mask mandate.

Face coverings are now optional in classrooms, laboratories, studios, residence halls, libraries, dining facilities, the Student Union, Campus Recreation facilities, retail spaces, offices, conference rooms or extracurricular activities held in indoor on-campus spaces, WMC-TV reported.

Face coverings will only be required on transportation networks and in health care settings, officials said.

The Mississippi State Department of Health says that new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have fallen dramatically across Mississippi.