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Westminster returns to COVID-19 masking when classes begin on Monday

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- An uptick in COVID-19 cases in Lawrence County has Westminster College starting fall semester classes with a mask mandate.

"The CDC has changed Lawrence County's COVID-19 Community Level from Medium to High," Student Affairs Dean Gina Vance announced in a campus-wide email. "As a result, pursuant to our policy, masks are required when indoors on campus. Beginning Monday morning, we ask that all Westminster community members mask when indoors."

Monday, Aug. 22, is the first day of classes for Westminster. Nearly 300 new students moved into residence halls on Friday. Upperclass students return on Sunday. 

No word on how long the mask requirement will remain in effect. The CDC Community Levels are updated every Thursday.

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