Some U.S. universities have begun reinstating indoor masks mandates on campuses as COVID-19 instances steadily rise once more.
On Monday, American University announced that masks can be required in campus buildings, besides if individuals are alone, of their rooms with solely their roommates, or if they’re consuming or consuming.
Because the extremely contagious omicron BA.2 subvariant of the virus has been spreading within the U.S., coronavirus instances nationwide have ticked up around 10% over the past week, reviews Reuters.
Case ranges are nonetheless at present far decrease than throughout the main winter spike. Vaccination stays the most effective safety in opposition to extreme hospitalization and demise from the virus.
On Monday, Philadelphia turned the primary main U.S. metropolis to deliver again an indoor masks mandate.