Mississippi State University will require masks for at least the beginning of the spring 2022 semester.
Effective Monday, all students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations until Feb. 1 where the university will reevaluate the requirement after the university receives guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and federal public health officials.
MSU had lifted the mask requirement for indoor locations, with the exception of the Longest Student Health Center, classrooms, labs and studios during scheduled class times, on Oct. 29, but now the mask requirement is required in all indoor locations on campus. MSU employees may require masks to be worn inside their personal offices, and employees may remove masks in their personal offices.
Mississippi University for Women will continue to require masks in all indoor locations on its campus as well.