Individuals can request that another person wear a mask in a 1:1 setting, however, they may not require them to wear a mask.
Individuals can request that another person wear a mask, however, they may not require them to wear a mask.
The campus mask-optional protocol applies to these groups.
In a mask-optional environment, you may request that students wear a mask. You may also choose to wear a mask for your own protection. You may not require students to wear a mask or ask them to leave if they choose not to wear a mask.
In a mask-optional environment, campus groups can recommend that participants wear a mask but cannot require it. Off campus groups renting space on campus may choose to implement their own requirements. If an off-campus group requires masks, they would be responsible for enforcing that requirement.
While there is some variation in the research literature on masking, one recent study noted that those who wear a well-fitting N95 or KN95 indoors are 83% less likely to test positive for COVID-19 than those who do not wear a mask.
In a mask-optional environment, individuals, including visitors to campus, make their own determination to wear a mask based on their comfort level.
In a mask-optional environment, individuals, including visitors to campus, make their own determination to wear a mask based on their comfort level. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks.
Professors, instructors and individual offices can request that masks be worn but not require them.
Masks are not required, however, individuals can choose to wear them.
We will continue to track the evolution of this disease and work with campus, local and state health officials to ensure we are making the decisions that best protect our community.
In particular, we would consider the transmission pattern of new variants, hospitalization rates and capacity of local hospitals in helping to make such a decision.
As detailed in the Jan. 13, 2022 Academic Instruction Guidance, office hours may be held in person or remotely, at the discretion of the instructor. TAs, consult with the instructor of record for the class about mode and location for your office hours.