Wichita State University and Kansas State University announced that they will require employees and visitors to wear face masks inside facilities

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, employees and visitors need to wear face masks inside facilities, regardless of vaccination status

This mandate applies to all employees, students and campus visitors.

Gov. Kelly announced the mask mandate as the CDC announced that individuals, regardless of vaccination status, should wear face masks indoors due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant.

The mask mandate goes into effect on Aug. 2.

This story will be updated when new information is available.