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KSC will still require masks despite an end to state mandate

Sean Keohane / Art Director

Hunter Oberst
News Editor

New Hampshire’s mask mandate was put to an end on Friday, April 16, but Keene State College will maintain its mandate.

NH Gov. Chris Sununu made the announcement April 15. WMUR reported that the mandate will not be renewed. Private businesses, cities and towns can still require patrons to wear a mask. According to WMUR, Sununu made the decision following a decline in daily COVID-19 related deaths and hospitalizations as well as an increase in vaccination in the state.

Despite an end to the statewide mask mandate, Keene State College will continue to require masks on campus. Dean of Students Gail Zimmerman made the announcement in an email sent to students on April 16.

“Wearing a mask reduces risk of spreading COVID-19 and cases of COVID-19 around us continue to rise,” Zimmerman said in the email. “The mask requirement remains in place to help keep you, your roommates, friends and our employees at Keene State healthy.”

Zimmerman also reminded students that regardless of residency, they can sign up to be vaccinated in New Hampshire on April 19. New Hampshire residents ages 16 and up have been able to sign up for COVID-19 vaccination since April 2.
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