University of Montevallo to return to in-person learning in the fall

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MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) — The University of Montevallo has announced it will be returning to full in-person learning starting in the fall semester.

The school says the decision was made utilizing guidance from state and national medical experts, the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and the decreasing virus infection numbers statewide.

“We look forward to the fall semester with a deep sense of gratitude for the sacrifices all our students, faculty and staff made to get us here,” UM President John Stewart III said. “Our COVID-19 Task Force worked tirelessly with faculty and staff colleagues across campus to keep our students safe and to do what Montevallo has done best since 1896 – teaching, learning and preparing students for meaningful lives and successful careers.”

The school’s COVID-19 Task Force will also monitor the pandemic over the next few months and will make any necessary alterations to UM’s plan.

Gov. Kay Ivey will decide whether or not Alabama’s mask mandate will continue past Friday. On Tuesday, Texas announced it would be lifting restrictions starting next Wednesday.

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