U of Tennessee-Knoxville extends COVID mask requirement

UTC extended their indoor mask mandate Tuesday afternoon

UTC on Twitter:

Our medical team remains concerned about the spread of COVID-19 on campus and within the community. UTC, like our peers across the UT system, will extend the mask requirement set on August 23rd. This requirement will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee’s flagship Knoxville campus has extended a mask requirement amid the state’s continued spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The Knoxville school decided Tuesday to keep the mask requirement in place for indoor public spaces, except in private offices, residence hall rooms and while eating, drinking or engaging in fitness activities.

On Aug. 2, the broader University of Tennessee system began requiring masks in classrooms, laboratories and at indoor academic events required for students.

On Aug. 23, the university system expanded that to the current requirement, with plans to reevaluate it across multiple campuses after two weeks.

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