Southwest Tennessee Community College reinstates mask mandate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Southwest Tennessee Community College has reinstated a mask mandate on campus.

School officials reinstated the mask mandate Aug. 4 after a recent uptick in COVID-19 infections in Shelby County, according to a release from SWTCC.

All students, staff and visitors to all SWTCC locations must wear a face mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

The only exceptions are when employees are in a private office or while dining, the release said.

Masks are not required outdoors.

SWTCC is continuing disinfection protocols established during the pandemic, and practicing social distancing.

Those who test positive for the virus are encouraged to fill out a confidential self-report online through the college’s website.

The college will continue internal case reporting and contact tracing, the release said.

SWTCC returns to classes Aug. 23.

Students can take classes online, in-person or both.