The University of Wyoming will require masks indoors through at least Sept. 20, the college announced Wednesday.

The indoor mask requirement does not apply to people alone in their offices and private spaces, and there are medical exceptions.

UW President Ed Seidel also has some discretion to consider lifting the requirement in certain circumstances.

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"Our hope is that the indoor mask requirement will only be necessary for the start of the fall semester," said Seidel. "We will monitor the data closely between now and when the board revisits the issue at its September (15th) meeting."

The college says details about the requirement will be communicated to the campus early next week.

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