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Release Date Tuesday, May 4, 2021

South Dakota Mines Lifts Mask Mandate May 10

South Dakota Mines is following the South Dakota Board of Regents by removing mask and social distancing requirements for most of campus on Monday, May 10, at the start of summer operations.

While face coverings and social distancing will no longer be required on campus, anyone who chooses to wear a mask is still welcome to do so.

The mask mandate will remain in effect for at least the first part of summer in the Museum of Geology. The museum will lift social distancing and capacity limits on May 10, but the mask requirement will remain in place to protect guests and staff. While much of the campus is a little quieter in the summer, museum traffic is the opposite. The Museum of Geology is a popular destination for thousands of visitors from outside the region. The museum mask mandate will be reevaluated mid-summer based on COVID vaccination numbers and community spread.

The lifting of the mask mandate begins the university’s return to normal operations for fall 2021, including in-person classes, hands-on lab instruction, and social/networking events.



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