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Arkansas governor issues statewide mask order effective July 20

On July 16, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a statewide mask order, which will go into effect on July 20.

On July 14, the City of Batesville passed a resolution directing the wearing of face coverings, and effective July 13, Lyon required all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear masks in campus buildings.

In addition to our ethical responsibility to both the Lyon and Batesville communities, we also have a legal responsibility to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Lyon community, when returning to campus this fall, please remember to wear your mask not only when you are on campus but also when you are off campus in the Batesville community and statewide.

The mask order requires mask-wearing in all indoor spaces where a person is exposed to non-household members and distancing of six feet or more is not possible. Mask-wearing is also required in all outdoor settings where there is exposure to non-household members and distancing of six feet or more is not possible.

The College’s policies, Governor Hutchinson’s executive order, and the Batesville mask resolution are all available under resources on lyon.edu/coronavirus.