Mo West Keeping Mask Mandate

With mask mandates expiring or being repealed around the area, one area institute of higher learning will be keeping their mandate in place, at least for now.

Despite the City of St. Joseph’s mask mandate expiring earlier this week, Missouri Western State University announced Wednesday they will be keeping their COVID 19 protocols, including the required wearing of face coverings in all indoor public spaces, in place for the time being.

Missouri Western says their COVID-19 Response Team will continue to monitor several factors in recommending changes to campus safety measures. Those factors include the number of cases on campus, in St. Joseph and in the surrounding region; the availability and distribution of vaccines in the community; and the effect of new variants on the spread of the disease.