Biosensors Lab

Biomedical engineering professor Jeong-Yeol Yoon and his team show President Robert C. Robbins and Provost Liesl Folks around the Biosensors Lab.

TUCSON — The University of Arizona plans to resume all classes and activities in person when school begins Aug. 23.

President Robert Robbins said while state law prohibits universities from enacting mask mandates, he expects everyone to be respectful and don masks indoors.

“The ideal would be that we could require everyone to be vaccinated. We could require everyone to cover their face. We could require many things that other places are doing,” Robbins said during a virtual briefing. “But we cannot do that here because of state law and obviously, we are going to obey the law.”

Just like last year, the school will have an “isolation dorm” for students who test positive for COVID-19. Any student living on campus who has the virus must isolate there if they have no other options, school officials said.

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