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(FOX NEWS) – At least three Massachusetts colleges are choosing to enforce mask mandates "indefinitely" and a fourth is considering the measure, according to the New York Post.
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Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Hampshire College have each announced the policy, despite some having prior plans to drop the mandates. Enforced mask mandates have largely disappeared across the country as the COVID-19 pandemic has waned.
"I am sorry to say that because of the relatively high confirmed COVID-19 case counts on campus (approximately 50 per week since the start of the semester), we will need to continue our indoor mask mandate until further notice," Mt. Holyoke president Beverly Daniel Tatum wrote in a letter to the student body last month.