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Ohio State University Reinstates Mask Mandate

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Jo Ingles

The mandate applies to indoor spaces only.

Ohio State University has reinstated its mask mandate for indoor buildings only.

Ohio State University spokesman Ben Johnson says the mask mandate is being reinstated for indoors only.

“We are reinstating it indoors because of the Delta variant and some of the other changes in the status of the virus and the transmissibility of the virus here in our community," Johnson says.

Johnson says early surveys of OSU students and staff show more than 73% of them are vaccinated against COVID-19. And he expects that number might go up a little as people continue to report their vaccine status. The deadline for doing that is Thursday. Johnson says the mask mandate will stay on until further notice.