As students enter their second week of classes at Morris Brown College the university has reinstated its mask mandates in response to rising COVID-19 cases.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the school announced the mask mandate on August 18 via a letter to students, faculty, and staff. 

Morris Brown’s president Dr. Kevin James said that although there are no reported cases on campus yet, the university is taking the proper precautions as positive cases in the Atlanta University Center start to rise.

The mandate is set for two weeks and students on campus will have to follow social distancing guidelines.

Morris Brown posted notice of the mandate and protocols on the university’s official Instagram page.

To contain the spread of COVID-19, all students and employees are required to wear a mask on campus. On-campus parties and large student events are prohibited during the two-week mandate and students are expected to participate in contract tracing efforts and regular temperature checks.

Students who test positive are required to isolate for at least five days and take virtual classes. The college will provide COVID-19 care and assistance through its formal partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Care.