May 4, 2021 | “Mask-optional environments” begin May 10 | As spring classes end, South Dakota public universities end mask mandate | By: Marcus Traxler | Mitchell Republic | Source
“South Dakota’s public universities will end their mask mandates on campus as the 2021 spring semester ends this week, leaders said Tuesday, May 4.
South Dakota Board of Regents Executive Director and CEO Brian Maher said the changes coincide with the Board of Regents’ plans for a return to normal campus operations this fall.
At the recommendation of university presidents, a system-level protocol that required face coverings in all public indoor spaces on campus since last fall. A change to “mask-optional environments” takes place Monday, May 10.”