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Ohio University will no longer require wearing masks on campus when COVID-19 levels are high
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is no longer requiring that masks be worn on campus in counties designated as having a high level of COVID-19. In an announcement late… Read More
Ohio University’s mask requirement on Athens campus rolls back to recommendation as county falls to Medium COVID-19 community level
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University will only recommend masks on the Athens campus in classrooms, labs, studios, clinical settings, other learning spaces and its Child Development Center based on its… Read More
Mask requirement in classrooms on OU’s Athens campus returns Monday as county reaches High COVID-19 community level
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University will require masks on the Athens campus starting Monday in classrooms, labs, studios, clinical settings, other learning spaces and its Child Development Center based on… Read More
Ohio University scales back mask policy ahead of fall semester
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University revised its mask policy ahead of the 2022 fall semester to roll back where masks would be required if the county in which the campus… Read More
Mask mandates rolls back on Ohio University’s Athens campus as county falls to medium COVID-19 community level
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University will now only recommend masks on the Athens campus in classrooms, labs, studios, clinical settings, other learning spaces and its Child Development Center based on… Read More
Ohio University reinstates mask mandate for all indoor spaces on Athens campus Aug. 1
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University will once again require masks be worn in all indoor spaces on the Athens campus starting Monday, August 1. The announcement Friday comes after Thursday’s… Read More
Athens city schools are dropping mask requirements next week, citing new CDC guidelines
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City School District announced Monday that masks will become optional beginning next week, which is the start of spring break. The district also said… Read More
Ready for an N95? Here’s how to find a high-quality one that fits you well
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After months of public health experts urging Americans to start wearing higher-quality masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated its mask guidance… Read More
Athens Schools Extend Shutdown; Alexander Imposes Mask Mandate
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens schools are extending their COVID-related shutdown until after Labor Day. And the Alexander Local School District announced that starting Tuesday masks must be worn throughout the… Read More
Ohio State To Require Masks Indoors Regardless Of Vaccination
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State will require masks to be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. In an email to the campus community on Monday afternoon, Ohio State President… Read More
Many Ohio Businesses Won’t Likely Require Masks To Deal With Delta Strain Of COVID
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Now that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has advised all Americans, vaccinated or not, to wear masks indoors to prevent spread of the highly-contagious… Read More
CDC Expected To Backpedal On Some Masking Guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to backpedal on some of its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts… Read More
DeWine: “No Appetite” For Mask Mandate In Schools
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Department of Health’s latest COVID guidance for K-12 schools strongly recommends those who can be vaccinated get shots, and masks for those who can’t or choose… Read More
Ohio Health Officials Recommend Masks In Schools This Fall
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Citing a sharp spike in cases linked to the delta coronavirus variant, the Ohio Department of Health is issuing new guidance that recommends unvaccinated staff and… Read More
Docs Say Children, Their Parents, And Some Adults Should Continue To Wear Masks
COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s statewide pandemic health orders have expired. And while the mask mandate has also been lifted, doctors said there are people who should still be wearing masks. Dr…. Read More
Here’s What Is (And Isn’t) Changed By The New CDC Mask Guidance
Some parts of public life in the U.S. still operate according to restrictive rules, and that includes planes, trains and buses.
Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says
The loosened guidance should make it easier to reopen schools and workplaces. Mask requirements are still in place for public transport and health care settings.
‘Now Is Not The Time To Stop Wearing A Mask,’ Says CDC Director Rochelle Walensky
With new cases teetering at about 60,000 to 70,000 per day, new hyper-transmissible variants and state rollbacks of coronavirus restrictions, the CDC chief urges Americans to remain vigilant.
CDC Says It’s Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities
New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors in some circumstances but should keep wearing masks in public.
DeWine Has No Immediate Plans To Lift Mask Mandate
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spokesman says Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has no immediate plans to lift the statewide mask mandate despite recent decisions to do so in Texas and… Read More
Ohio Democratic Senator Leaves Hearing Over Lack Of Masks
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Democratic state senator says he left a committee hearing because so many members of the public weren’t wearing masks. Sen. Cecil Thomas is a… Read More
DeWine Issues New Mask Requirements, Limits On Gatherings For Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a Wednesday evening address to the state new rules to compel mask-wearing. And he warned of more severe measures — such as another shutdown… Read More
Wear Masks To Protect Yourself From The Coronavirus, Not Only Others, CDC Stresses
The public health agency had previously emphasized that masks protect other people from viruses you might expel. The new advice gives a less altruistic reason to wear face coverings.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Wishes Trump ‘Had A More Happy Relationship With Masks’
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reflects on his approach to managing coronavirus outbreaks in his state through the winter and what help he needs from the federal government.
What Happens If A Voter Insists On Entering A Polling Place Without Wearing A Mask?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — When Ohioans go to the polls to vote early in person, they are asked to wear a mask. If they don’t have one, polls… Read More