Austin Peay State University

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Beginning Wednesday, Austin Peay State University will reinstate a mask requirement for the campus’ indoor facilities, President Mike Licari announced on Tuesday in an email to faculty, staff and students.

“We made this decision after consulting current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for higher education institutions and after discussions with members of the APSU community,” Licari said in the email.

Masks will not be required to be worn outside, in private offices, individual study/practice rooms or in residence halls.

“With cases increasing throughout our region, and as we approach the start of the semester, this serves as a reminder that the best defense against COVID-19 and its variants is a vaccine,” Licari said in a statement.

Austin Peay continues to provide COVID-19 PCR testing to the Austin Peay community from 7 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday in the drive-thru around the Ard Building. Walk-up testing is also available.

COVID-19 vaccines also are available by appointment from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. If that vaccination time is not accommodating, the Boyd Health Services team will try to work with individuals to schedule a more convenient time.

For information about Austin Peay’s current protocols and status for COVID-19, click here. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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