Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - Effective June 1, 2021, per Executive Order 61 O.S. § 327 (A), issued by the office of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Carl Albert State College will no longer require the use of masks in any area of either the Poteau or Sallisaw campuses. The text of the Executive Order can be read below:
1. On or before June 1, 2021, all buildings and office space, owned or leased by the State of Oklahoma and open to the public shall rescind any mandate for the wearing of masks in order to receive government services.
2. By the terms of this Executive Order, all state agencies are hereby prohibited from requiring a vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of admittance to any public building.
3. This Executive Order shall not apply to employees and buildings of state agencies primarily involved in medical patient-facing activities including research participant areas and facilities where patient care is the primary function.
4. Nothing in this Executive Order shall be construed to restrict an individual’s right to wear a mask in a state or public building.
The wearing of masks on either campus shall be strictly voluntary. Individuals may continue to wear masks if they so choose.
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