Texas State lifts outdoor mask requirement

By Megan Wehring

SAN MARCOS — Face coverings will no longer be required while outdoors on the Texas State University campus, but they must be worn while indoors.

The university still recommends unvaccinated individuals continue to take all precautionary measures, including wearing face coverings indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not feasible.

“Currently, only about 42% of Texans 16 and older are fully vaccinated,” said Dr. Emilio Carranco, Chief Medical Officer in a statement. “Getting more persons vaccinated will create a safer environment for all of us and lead to additional relaxing of prevention measures.  Texas State will continue providing vaccinations on its San Marcos campus.”

Faculty, staff and students who wish to be vaccinated can call the Student Health Center at 512-245-2161 to schedule an appointment beginning May 24. Vaccinations will be available Monday through Friday and announcements will be sent out to the Texas State community when mass vaccination events are scheduled.

For more information about where to find vaccine, check Texas Vaccine Finder or CDC Vaccine Finder.

Read Dr. Carranco’s full statement here.

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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