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Motlow requires face masks


Motlow State Community College is now requiring all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear face masks while inside any Motlow facilities. This decision supports shared recommendations across the college community.  

According to Terri Bryson, vice president of marketing and advancement, this decision was based on the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations.  

“All of Motlow’s health and safety decisions are data informed. As it applies to COVID, we take into consideration a host of data sources that begin with national CDC recommendations, include insight available from the state, and assess data at the College level as well,” said Bryson.  

Social distancing is encouraged wherever possible. “In a proactive effort, college representatives unanimously support the wearing of face masks to allow for the continuous on-ground presence of students, faculty, and staff in the safest environment possible,” said Motlow President Dr. Michael Torrence.  

Protocols are in place to support the mask requirement, including the availability of masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and personal protective equipment (PPE).  

Bryson added, “The response on the whole has been very positive. In fact, when we opened, we did not have a mask mandate and a lot of students were collectively wearing masks. And this is well-supported by our faculty.  

Middle Tennessee State University’s policy is also similar, with their policy stating “Masks or face coverings are required inside all campus buildings...” as stated on their website. 


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