University of Victoria’s board votes against reinstating campus mask mandate

University of Victoria's board votes against reinstating campus mask mandate

There will not be an indoor mask mandate at the University of Victoria after all.

The University of Victoria’s board of governors voted not to accept recommendations from its senate for an immediate mask mandate Monday.

Last week, the school’s senate voted 23-19 in favour of bringing back an on-campus mask mandate during a senate voting session.

In a statement posted on its website, the University of Victoria said although masks are not required indoors, it encourages their use.

“The university continues to strongly encourage the use of masks indoors; however, mask use is not mandatory. Mask regulations in B.C. changed on March 11, following the announcement of the Provincial Health Officer,” the statement reads.

Had it been approved, the mask mandate would be kept in place through the April exam period.

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