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May 18, 2021
Governor Abbott's executive order regarding face covering

This afternoon, Governor Abbot issued Executive Order no. GA-36, which prohibits governmental entities from requiring the use of face coverings. This order applies to the Texas A&M University System as a State agency, and is effective immediately. In accordance with Order GA-36, A&M-San Antonio employees and students are no longer required to wear face coverings when on University property.

Please note that this order in no way prevents voluntary use of face coverings on campus should you prefer to continue the practice, and we encourage anyone who is not vaccinated to continue use of face coverings for your own protection. Please visit University Health for information regarding vaccination centers and scheduling an appointment.

As you know, planning efforts to safely scale up in-person operations for summer are already underway, as is the Blueprint 2021 committee’s work to plan for a safe fall 2021 semester. While the use of face coverings can no longer be required, the planning group will continue to evaluate public health conditions and make recommendations for appropriate COVID-19 protocols going forward. As always, we will adhere to State and System guidance and our plans will be informed by the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts.