CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The College of Charleston Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to require face masks be worn on campus.
The decision was unanimous and the requirement is effective immediately.
Board members made the decision in light of the South Carolina Supreme Court ruling that public colleges are within their rights to implement the requirement.
In a statement, President Andrew Hsu said that all members of the campus community, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks while around others indoors. This includes campus facilities, classrooms, and laboratories.
Exceptions include students’ own dorm rooms, private offices (if alone) and while eating or drinking.
The requirement will be evaluated on a monthly basis.
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