MB postsecondary institutions release mask policies for the upcoming school year

August 17, 2020

Postsecondary institutions in Manitoba have announced their approaches to masks on campus for the upcoming Fall semester. Brandon University has announced that anyone on the campus and in the company of others will be required to wear a mask. "With the recent increase in Covid-19 cases here in Brandon, we remain committed to the safety of our community," BrandonU stated in a news release. "Wearing masks helps reduce viral transmission and keep each other safe." The University of Winnipeg and Assiniboine Community College have both not made masks mandatory, but are strongly encouraging those who come to campus to wear some form of face-covering or shield. Red River College has also said that mask use is encouraged, but not mandatory unless physical distancing cannot happen. CTV News reports that the University of Manitoba did not indicate any similar policies regarding facemasks.