University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd introduced on Monday that the school will now not require college students to put on a face masks to courses.
NO MASKS REQUIRED: University of Tennessee college students will now not should put on a face masks to courses, says UT President Randy Boyd.https://t.co/uVgjjK0YLO
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Boyd mentioned UT lifted masks necessities in compliance with a brand new COVID-19 omnibus invoice that Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into regulation on Friday. The invoice limits what governments and companies can require to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has arrange a webpage that permits Tennessee companies, governmental entities, or faculties to hunt an exemption from the brand new regulation, for which the University of Tennessee System has utilized.
“The University of Tennessee System has applied for an exemption to allow each campus and institute the flexibility necessary to implement the requirements of the federal executive order as required by certain federal contracts with UT campuses and institutes,” says President Boyd.
The UT System says that if it receives the exemption, “you [students] will hear directly from your leadership as to how the federal executive order may apply to your campus or institute.”