Spokesperson Scott Lamb said LU is mandating masks for employees under a new law from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.
“On Aug. 30, [Governor Northam] signed, and it went into effect Sept. 8, new regulations statewide that require, through his Department of Labor, for all employees to mask. In areas where there’s low transmission of COVID, vaccinated employees can take off the masks,” said Lamb.
Masks and vaccines remain optional for students. Liberty University is hosting another first-dose vaccine clinic Thursday for students and employees.
New: @UTAustin was peppered with questions about the new Liberty Institute at a faculty meeting this week.
— Kate McGee (@McGeeReports) September 22, 2021
Some professors said they’re concerned UT-Austin is allowing the Legislature to politicize the university with the new center organized with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and conservative donors. https://t.co/Tc5JR4Gbge
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) September 22, 2021