Morris Brown College Reinstates Coronavirus Mask Mandate Following Positive Cases


ATLANTA — In response to confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 among students in the Atlanta University Center, Morris Brown College has swiftly reinstated its mask mandate, effective immediately. The college aims to ensure the safety and well-being of its faculty, staff, and student body during these challenging times.

Over the next 14 days, several precautionary protocols will be put in place. These measures are designed to minimize the potential spread of the virus within the campus community and foster a healthy environment for everyone. The following guidelines are to be strictly followed:

  1. Mask Wearing: All students and employees are required to wear face masks at all times. Staff members may remove their masks when alone in their offices, but must promptly wear them upon the arrival of visitors or colleagues.
  2. Physical Distancing: The practice of physical distancing is paramount. Students must maintain a safe distance from one another, both inside and outside the classrooms.
  3. Large Gatherings: To prevent any potential outbreaks, Morris Brown College requires strict adherence to institutional guidelines on gathering sizes. For the next two weeks, parties and large student events will not be permitted on campus.
  4. Isolation and Quarantine: Students are expected to adhere to institutional policies and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding isolation and quarantine. By implementing these measures, the college aims to swiftly identify and contain any potential cases.
  5. Contact Tracing: The college is taking proactive steps to conduct contact tracing. Students are expected to fully cooperate with the college’s efforts in identifying and notifying individuals who may have come into close contact with a confirmed case.
  6. Symptom Monitoring: All students and employees are required to undergo temperature checks upon their arrival on campus. This practice will help identify anyone exhibiting symptoms and reduce the risk of transmission.
  7. Regular Hand Washing/Sanitization: Promoting good hygiene practices, Morris Brown College emphasizes the importance of regular hand washing and sanitization. By maintaining high standards of personal hygiene, students and employees contribute to the overall well-being of the campus community.

The reinstatement of the mask mandate and the implementation of these protocols are essential steps in fighting the spread of COVID-19 and safeguarding the health of the Atlanta University Center community.

A new variant of the coronavirus has cropped up this summer and — while not as serious or deadly as the 2020 version and some of its variants — has a high spread of infection.

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