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How colleges are responding to the CDC’s new mask guidelines

July 29, 2021


The wide availability of coronavirus vaccines led colleges to prepare for a more normal fall term, including by loosening mask mandates. But new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week already unraveled some of those plans.

In a break from its previous guidance, the CDC said people who’ve been vaccinated should wear masks while indoors in areas of the country where there is “substantial or high” coronavirus transmission.

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