The University System of Georgia announced that it will be mandated for each of the state’s 26 public universities and colleges students to wear mask in all buildings on campus.
The mandate will begin July 15.
The move comes after they previously told schools they should “strongly encourage” students and others to wear masks.
The announcement added that “Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing.”
Masks won’t be required in dorm rooms or outdoors, or when alone in private offices or study rooms. Those who refuse will be asked to mask up or leave, and could be disciplined for repeated refusal.