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BREAKING | YSU issues indoor mask mandate

The update comes after concerned members of the YSU community protested the university's COVID-19 mitigation strategy.
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YSU logo painted on the sidewalk along Wick Ave. (Mandy Jenkins photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University students and faculty will be required to wear masks indoors on campus, according to an email from YSU President Jim Tressel. 

"Masking indoors is yet another way we can help our local communities stop the spread and keep all students, faculty, staff and visitors safe as we return to in-person classes and fully reopen campus on Aug. 30. Local, state and federal  health officials support masking indoors, and our ongoing survey of students and employees also shows a great deal of support," the email read.

The update comes after concerned members of the YSU community protested the university's COVID-19 mitigation strategy and Mahoning Matters broke the news that the person in charge of the implementing public health measures at the university had COVID-19 posts flagged by Facebook for disinformation. 



Jess Hardin

About the Author: Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin is a reporter for Mahoning Matters. She grew up in Pittsburgh and last worked at The Vindicator. Jess graduated from Georgetown University.
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