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NAU makes masks optional on campuses starting Monday

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University has made the call to make masks optional starting Mon, March 7. In a message Thursday afternoon from NAU President José Luis Cruz Rivera, the university said masks will not be required on the Flagstaff campus or statewide sites operating in a low or medium community level.

Masks will still be required, however, at NAU's Campus Health Services and other health care settings, on NAU buses, and at the Fieldhouse campus testing and vaccination site.

NAU says the decision is based on current CDC guidelines and urged students and staff to be respectful and supportive as people make individual decisions to mask based on their personal comfort level.

Earlier this week the Flagstaff City Council also made masks optional at all city facilities starting Monday.