UNT Dallas updates mask policy

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Greetings, students, faculty, and staff.

 On Tuesday, May 18, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks. Effective immediately, UNT Dallas will no longer require that facial coverings be worn at university facilities.

 Anyone who chooses to wear a mask may still do so. While masks are no longer required, UNT Dallas strongly encourages students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors to continue wearing facial coverings while on campus. This applies to UNT Dallas Main Campus and the UNT Dallas College of Law.

 UNT Dallas will keep other safety protocols in place, including social distancing and hygiene/sanitation recommendations. Please visit the CDC website for a full list of guidelines and continue to visit the UNT Dallas COVID-19 Knowledge Centerthroughout the summer for new and updated information.

 Students, faculty, and staff who prefer not to conduct face-to-face meetings or interact with others who may choose not to wear masks, are encouraged to request a virtual meeting, or arrange to meet in an environment that allows for social distancing.

 As it relates to employee requests for leave, work modifications or other needs due to COVID-19-related circumstances, we will continue to follow established UNT Dallas policies related to Flexible Work Arrangements and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 Please contact the System or UNT Dallas HR office with any questions related to CDC guidelines, employee leave, Flexible Work Arrangements, and the American with Disabilities Act.

 UNT Dallas remains committed to keeping our Trailblazer community safe. We will continue to monitor current conditions and share any updates with students, faculty, and staff.