Mask requirement reinstatement

Dear Campus Community,

In the interest of providing a safer campus environment this fall under the current public health emergency, and consistent with the August 11, 2021 resolution of the UA Board of Trustees, UA Little Rock will reinstate its mask requirement in all indoor environments where physical distancing cannot be maintained (with limited exceptions), effective immediately. We will continue to monitor public health conditions and the legal developments concerning the mask mandate law to make adjustments as necessary.

Face covering policy

UA Little Rock requires that students, faculty, staff, and guests, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor public settings where physical distance cannot be assured in accordance with CDC guidance, wear a face mask. Reasonable exceptions may be permitted for certain settings and activities that follow guidance established by public health agencies and/or by external governing bodies such as athletics conferences and the NCAA.

To ensure face masks remain on in classroom settings, no food or drinks may be consumed in classroom settings. A cloth face covering, disposable face mask, or similar face covering that covers the mouth and the nose as recommended by the CDC is required and may be used as a face mask. A face shield may also be worn, but will not serve as a substitute for a face mask.

We continue to strongly recommend that all individuals become fully vaccinated for maximum protection against the coronavirus. Increasing vaccination rates and the wearing of face masks indoors will help us mitigate the spread of the virus, making it possible for our campus community to return to regular activities of campus life, and a larger resumption of normal campus operations. Thank you for your assistance in keeping us Trojan Strong.


Christy Drale

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