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Mon. 11 a.m.: KSU brings back masks, including Trumbull and Salem

Kent State University says it has brought back its mask mandate for all facilities, including Kent State at Trumbull and Salem, because of high community COVID-19 levels.

“This is a reminder that a well-fitted mask is now required indoors at these Kent State locations,” the university said in an announcement.

These are Ashtabula Campus, Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, College of Podiatric Medicine, East Liverpool Campus, Kent Campus, KSU Airport,Salem Campus, Trumbull Campus, Tuscarawas Campus andTwinsburg Academic Center

Masks are required indoors except while working alone in an enclosed space, such as a private office or lab.

Kent State said it is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for counties at âhigh,ã âmediumã or âlowã community levels when making determinations for safety precautions on its campuses. Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit, Trumbull and Tuscarawas counties are currently designated as “high” community level for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC.

In counties that are at a “high” community level, the CDC recommends:

Wear a mask indoors in public.

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.

Get tested if you show any virus symptoms.

Those at high risk for severe illness may want to take additional safety precautions.

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