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Masks are now optional on UT's campus. (UT/Instagram)

Students and staff can now be on University of Texas grounds without a mask, according to the latest campus masking guidance released by University President Jay Hartzell.


The guidance states masks are optional inside and outside of UT building, and masks are recommended but still optional for those not fully vaccinated or have a weakened immune system. It goes into effect immediately as Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order that bars public schools and government entities from requiring masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the City of Austin have also released new guidance that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or social distance.

The new guidance will first be noticed at upcoming sporting events and commencement ceremonies.

Down south in San Marcos, Texas State University released the same guidance earlier on Wednesday.

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