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AAMU students are moving in and masking up

Alabama A&M students are moved into their dorms and back to COVID-19 protocols.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — New and returning students are thrilled to move into their dorms and get back to the books!

"I’m super excited, it’s my junior year, so I’m ready for new things," said Junior Alabama A&M University Student, Niemah Thomas.

Students like Niemah were lined up today outside of the Student Health & Wellness Center on the campus this afternoon for registration. 

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Niemah says getting adjusted to housing was initially a rough start.

"The housing situation was definitely crazy but they’re making a way for everybody. So hopefully everybody was able to get their room," said Thomas.

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Another thing to note is the lingering effects of the pandemic, requiring the school to implement the mask policy again, due to Madison County remaining at a high risk as of Monday.

As of August 10, A&M went back to requiring masks in all buildings, and they weren't shy about getting the message to students.

"Yes, of course, they have been sending out emails about making sure you have your mask, so, wear your mask!" said Thomas. 

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Some background on A&M's COVID-19 Protocols: 

Effective August 4, 2021, Alabama A&M University began requiring all individuals to wear face coverings. Individuals should wear either masks, gaiters, or face shields with masks in public areas on campus and the Bulldog Transit System (BTS). This requirement applies to all students, faculty, staff, vendors, and campus visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The mask requirement is based on the latest guidance from the CDC, the Alabama Department of Public Health, and medical consultants to the university.

Alabama A&M University continues to monitor the latest developments of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as its Delta and Omicron variants. The health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus, is our top priority, and future updates will be aligned with the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health.  

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