POCAHONTAS, AR Aug. 31—Beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Black River Technical College will require masks on both campuses.

An official statement from the college says, “In response to the increasing number of COVID cases in NEA, and in order to help protect employees, students, their children, and local communities, Black River Technical College will require masks whenever social distancing cannot be observed on its campuses.  This requirement will be effective starting Wednesday, September 1.”

For more information, visit blackrivertech.org.

Black River Technical College is a 2-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education.  The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies and fire science academies.  BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.