Face Covering Required
Beginning on August 23, 2021, every individual, regardless of vaccination status, who enters campus lands shall wear a face covering:
- In all indoor public spaces except students in their assigned residence hall rooms and employees
when alone in a private, unshared office or lab;
- While riding a campus shuttle or when two or more people are present in a university vehicle.
Face covering means a piece of cloth or other material that is worn to cover the nose and mouth completely. A face covering must be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head and must fit snuggly, but comfortably, against the side of the face.
Cloth face coverings must be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source). A face covering does not include bandanas, single layer neck gaiters, face shields, goggles, scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, shirt or sweater collars pulled up over the mouth and nose, or masks with slits, exhalation valves, or punctures, as public health experts have determined that these types of coverings are ineffective at preventing respiratory droplets from entering the air.
Food & Beverages in Class
Because masks must be removed and food spillage also makes cleaning and disinfection less efficient, no eating should occur during classes. Although drinking also requires masks to be removed during class time, due to the importance of hydration, it is allowed. Use good judgment and re-mask immediately after taking a drink.
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