Some colleges and universities in New York City have reinstituted mask mandates amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Columbia University, the affiliated Barnard College and Pace University have all started requiring masks again in at least some indoor settings.
Columbia reinstated mask rules on Monday “based on the current situation and in an abundance of caution,” according to school communications obtained by The Post.
The policy, which requires students to wear non-cloth masks, is expected to remain in place through the final weeks of the spring semester.
Instructors, however, still have the option to remove their masks while teaching.
The Ivy League school had nixed the requirement
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