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University System of Georgia to require face coverings when social distancing isn't possible

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 09:36:49-04

(WTXL) — The University System of Georgia is requiring all faculty, students and visitors to wear face masks in classrooms and other buildings where social distancing isn't possible.

"Effective July 15, 2020, University System of Georgia (USG) institutions will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible," officials wrote in a release.

Face coverings are not required in students' dorm rooms or suites, when alone in an enclosed office or study room, or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met.

Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or leave the area. If someone repeatedly refuses to comply with the order, it could result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students.

"Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face-covering for documented health reasons," the release read.