MU & Columbia Public Schools will require face masks this fall

Students will more than likely be required to wear face masks when school restarts this fall.

The University of Missouri released details Monday of its plan, saying face coverings will be required in classrooms and recommended when in open areas within buildings.  However, face masks will not be required for employees who are able to adequately social distance.  The university says all students, faculty, and staff will be expected to provide their own masks.

The university says it has also set aside lodging to isolate positive cases.  And for those living off campus, the university will assist with isolation plans that include food delivery. 

The university is also asking students to limit contact with others for two weeks prior to the first day of classes on August 24.

Meanwhile, the Columbia Public Schools District also announce Monday that students attending in-person classes this fall will be expected to wear masks.