URI to allow masks to be optional, with some restrictions, starting March 4

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University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- The University of Rhode Island will no longer require masks to be worn indoors on campus beginning March 4 at 5 p.m.

Masks will still be required in spaces where “direct academic instruction and research are taking place.” Meaning they will be required in classrooms, conference rooms, auditoriums, studios, Health Services, labs, and URI public transportation.

The university will still urge students to obtain a COVID-19 test before leaving for spring break and upon their return. Students can be tested at the university’s testing center in the Memorial Union from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. until March 11. The center will reopen after spring break on March 21 at 8:30 p.m. Students who have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact URI Health Services for testing and not go to the testing center.

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