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Mask policies at North Alabama schools, universities

As students return to class, school boards are deciding whether or not students and staff will...
As students return to class, school boards are deciding whether or not students and staff will be required to wear masks(Unsplash)
Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 4:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jan. 2, 2022 at 2:09 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - School systems across north Alabama are constantly evaluating masking policies for students and teachers.

The Alabama Department of Public Health has put together a back-to-school guide for students, guardians and all school officials. Health officials say the guidance comes from the most up-to-date recommendations from the CDC.

As the spring semester continues, school boards are deciding whether or not students and staff will be required to wear masks. Here’s a list of what schools, colleges and universities are doing around north Alabama so far.

K-12 SCHOOLS

Masks required:

Not required / optional:

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Masks required:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Calhoun Community College (All campuses)
  • Drake State Community College & Techincal College
  • Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College
  • Oakwood University
  • University of Alabama Huntsville
  • University of North Alabama

Not required / optional:

  • Athens State University

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