​​Face Covering Guidelines​

Beginning March 1, 2022, the University is relaxing the Face Covering Requirement on campus.


In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC and Hancock Public Health, the following policy changes take effect March 1, 2022:

  • Face coverings will no longer be required in campus buildings or at campus events.
    • Individuals may choose to continue to wear face coverings if they are more comfortable doing so.
    • Individuals that are symptomatic, test positive, or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 should wear a face covering.  If individuals feel unwell, they should stay home. 
    • Face coverings will remain required in Cosiano Health Center until further notice. 

The University will continue to promote the following preventative measures and observe CDC and Hancock Public Health guidance:

  • Encourage/provide access to vaccinations.
  • Encourage good hygiene.
  • Maintain access to testing:  
    • Encourage symptomatic individuals to test at home or through Cosiano Health Center. Positive test results must be reported to Cosinao Health Center.
  • Continue to follow CDC isolation/quarantine guidance. 
  • Maintain other mitigation efforts:
    • COVID stations in classrooms. 
    • Sanitizer/masks available in each building.
    • Ventilation and cleaning efforts.

The following Hygiene ​practices are encouraged:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with others, especially with those who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.​​