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Ohio University to reinstate mandatory masking indoors on its main campus

ATHENS — College students will be returning to campus in less than one month and Ohio University has announced they will reinstate mandatory masking indoors on its Athens campus as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations cause high transmission rates throughout the state, our news partner WCPO at Cincinnati reports.

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Masks will be required inside all indoor spaces on campus because Athens has moved to a high Covid-19 community level, according to the university.

Ohio University’s masking policy says when community spread is high, masks will be required. They are recommended at a medium level of community spread and optional when the spread is low.

Currently all Ohio University campuses are in areas with a high community spread, except their Eastern Campus in Belmont County and Lancaster Campus in Fairfield County, WCPO reports.