Mask Requirement

Face masks should be worn according to the Fall Plan.

One of the best known ways to help slow the spread of Covid-19, is to correctly wear a face covering, which means wearing it snugly over both your nose and mouth.

Covid-19 infects others through droplets. These droplets can be projected into the air when someone breathes, talks, sneezes, coughs, etc. Face masks help to contain these water droplets by keeping them from projecting into the air, which in turn reduces the likelihood of transmission.

Acceptable Face Masks

There are multiple options to satisfy the university’s requirement for wearing a face mask. It is strongly recommended that individuals wear KN95 masks or double masks (e.g., nonmedical disposable mask under a cloth washable mask). Face shields are allowed to be worn if accompanied with a cloth face mask.

Here are some examples of acceptable and unacceptable face masks to wear when inside university facilities or around campus:



















Mask Tips

Proper Ways to Put on Your Face Mask

  1. Wash or sanitize your hands before putting on and after removing a mask.
  2. Identify the inside of the mask, which is usually white or lighter in color.
  3. Place the inside of the mask over your nose and mouth by placing the loops over your ears.
  4. Secure the mask under your chin and avoid touching the mask while wearing. Do not put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.

Proper Ways to Remove Your Face Mask

  1. When removing your mask, handle only by the ties or ear loops. Fold outside corners together and throw away or store until next use. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth while removing the face mask.
  2. If you have a cloth face mask, carefully put it in a plastic bag after use and take it home to wash it. If you have a disposable mask, throw it away after removing.
  3. Wash your hands after touching the face mask.

How to Maintain a Mask

  • Do not share a face mask.
  • Store a face mask in a paper bag, envelope or something that won’t retain moisture in between uses.
  • Discard a single-use mask after 2-6 hours, or sooner if it becomes dirtied, damaged, wet or difficult to breathe through.
  • Wash fabric face masks regularly and according to CDC recommendations.
  • Dry your mask in the dryer on the highest heat setting, or air dry (preferably in direct sunlight).