The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has determined that masks will continue to be required inside most UW buildings where 6-foot social distancing isn’t possible.

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This decision was made after a vote on d today November 18, in which there will be an extension of the mask policy, as Albany County remains in the Wyoming Department of Health’s “high transmission levels” category for COVID-19.

The mask policy will be revisited at the December 15 teleconference meeting of the board, when the COVID-19 plan for the spring semester will be presented.

Exceptions to the indoor mask requirement:

  • voluntary public events such as athletics and music, theater and dance performances
  • voluntary social events
  • private, by-invitation events that involve rental and/or use of UW spaces on campus.

Employees and students who have legitimate medical reasons to not wear masks can seek exceptions.

An additional exception is for patrons of Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center when participating in recreational activities, sport, or fitness or when a spectator at a voluntary public recreational event.

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