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Tigers mask up on campus

Written by on August 29, 2021

By: Karina Hollingsworth

Tigers show they care by masking up for the Fall 2021 semester.

Texas Southern University administrators were busy this past week mapping out a plan to keep students safe as positive cases of the COVID-19 delta variant are on the rise in Harris County.

It was announced Thursday that all students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear mask on campus in all indoor buildings and facilities effective immediately.

Free mask are available for TSU students in the Sterling Student Life Center and in the lobby of all residence halls.

Even though the decision to require mask on campus opposes Gov. Greg Abbott’s firm stance on not requiring mask to be worn in school, freshman Amaria Benson believes TSU made the right decision.

“I feel as they are necessary since COVID-19 is still happening and students are returning to campus,” Benson said.

As of Aug. 23rd there are 479,547 confirmed positive covid-19 cases in Harris County according to Harris County Public Health.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Harris County.

The CDC recommends wearing a mask and getting vaccinated as the highest defense against the spread of COVID-19.

Free vaccinations are available on campus at the St. Luke’s Health Vaccination Clinic in the Nabrit Science Building.

Vaccinations are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointed needed.