More colleges are going mask-optional — some by choice, others by law

From The Chronicle: “In an early sign of an anticipated ‘return to normal’ this fall, at least 58 colleges have announced they’re ending or loosening their mask mandates. A wave of colleges made their decisions following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement on May 13 that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks in most situations. In some cases, the campus policy change has been dictated by state legislation that bans mask mandates, as can be seen in Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas. On many campuses, high vaccination rates and a lower population density during the summer contributed to the decision.”

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