The University of Arkansas’ board of trustees voted Wednesday to require masks on its campuses after a judge temporarily blocked the state’s law banning mask mandates, declaring it as a violation of Arkansas’ constitution.
The board elected to direct all University of Arkansas campuses to reinstate mask policies regardless of vaccination status.
Arkansas has the fourth-highest rate of new COVID-19 cases per capita in the country, according to numbers compiled by Johns Hopkins University researchers.
At least three dozen school districts and charter schools have approved mask mandates since the ruling. The University of Central Arkansas on Tuesday said it would require masks on its campus.
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