Face covering guidance

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Face covering guidance

Everyone on campus is required to wear a mask or face covering at all times with a limited number of exceptions. Please follow the additional guidance below.

  • A face covering must be worn at all times both indoors and outside on campus, with the following exceptions:
    • When you are alone in your office or residence hall room.
    • When you are in your residence hall room with only your roommate.
    • Temporarily, when eating and drinking.
    • When you are alone in your personal vehicle.
    • When you are outside with no person within 6 feet, although you must carry your face covering in case others enter the space.
    • When a person has a medical or behavioral disability that makes them unable to wear a face covering.
  • Face coverings or masks should cover your nose and mouth and be secured to the head. They should have two or more layers and be tight-fitting.
  • Face shields must be combined with masks.
  • Face coverings that are not acceptable and are prohibited for use on campus include:
    • Bandanas
    • Gaiters
    • Scarves
    • Cloth face coverings with one-way valves

Handling and caring for your masks

  • Wash your hands before putting on and taking off your mask or face coverings.
  • Only handle your mask by the ear loops.
  • Take care not to touch the front of your mask or face covering.
    Store cloth masks or face coverings in a paper bag between use throughout the day.
  • Launder daily.

Disciplinary actions

Refusal to wear a face covering is considered grounds to prohibit a student from attending class in person. The student may participate in the online component of the course, if available. Continued or repeated refusal to wear a face covering during in-person instruction will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.