A MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR

Although mask mandates for campus will no longer be in effect, they are strongly encouraged if you are not vaccinated.

2021-05-17 00:00:00

[May 17, 2021 | MENA, Ark.] UARM is committed to the overall health and safety of all Buck stakeholders. The response from all of our stakeholders has been tremendous during this fight against COVID – 19.  As has been from the onset of the pandemic, UARM has been committed to following the ever-evolving science.  We are all trying to move in the same direction and that is to return to normal.

Effective immediately, we will incorporate the newly revised recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC.)  We will implement these new recommendations so that our transition to normal occurs as smoothly and safely as possible. We are determined to have a fall semester that is as normal as the new normal can be. As we have since the onset of this pandemic, UARM will continue to monitor guidelines recommended by the CDC for recommended safety protocols in the workplace and classroom and adapt as needed.

Although mask mandates for campus will no longer be in effect, they are strongly encouraged if you are not vaccinated.  As well, to continue campus community safety, all UARM students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to maintain a 3’ social distancing space, frequent handwashing, and continued cleaning and disinfecting routines. Campus facilities have also begun to re-open to the public for rentals allowing non-college events back on campus, i.e., reunions, weddings, day camps, banquets. Lastly, the College will start the process of opening back common areas, break rooms, water fountains, ice machines, updating website and relevant signage removal, etc. to be completed by June 1.

Please do not think that these releases are implying that the COVID – 19 has become old news. Quite frankly, that is “fake news” and the College’s commitment remains the same…UARM is committed to the overall health and safety of all Buck stakeholders.

Please remain committed to taking care of yourself AND your neighbor.

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