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New COVID-19 guidelines go into effect Tuesday, July 27

July 26, 2021

UA-PTC’s mask mandate will end at midnight on Monday, July 26. Beginning Tuesday morning, July 27. Public institutions in Arkansas –including UA-PTC- are prohibited by law from requiring masks. While wearing masks will be a personal decision, new signage will be posted around campus stating “Mask Wearing is Encouraged.”

COVID virus Delta variant cases are on the increase in Arkansas. It is important for the college community to use common sense in regard to social distancing, hand washing, and other tried-and-true ways to slow the spread of the virus. If you are ill, please do not come to campus.

Face-to-face instruction is planned for the Fall semester. These aspects are very different than last year, and they have an impact on how the college approaches virus mitigation.

To protect yourself and others, the Arkansas Department of Health recommends:

  • The COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Practice physical distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, seek testing. Testing is available in many locations, including ADH Local Health Units.
  • Wear a face covering when you are exposed to non-household members and physical distancing cannot be assured.

For the latest vaccine information from Arkansas Department of Health, visit: www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

For students and employees that think they have COVID symptoms, close contact with an infected person, or if you'd tested positive, please complete the online form at www.uaptc.edu/covid19-report.

For more information, visit: www.uaptc.edu/publichealth.

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