​​Face Covering Guidelines​

Updated as of ​August 8, 2022

Face coverings are not required in campus buildings or at campus events. ​However, the following considerations should be noted:

    • Individuals may choose 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.​​