Face-coverings continue to be required indoors on campus unless you are alone in your office or room, or while actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn as recommended, fitting snugly against the face and completely covering your nose and mouth. Additionally, you may consider N95 or KN95 masks, which offer higher levels of protection. These masks are now more widely available than they were at earlier stages of the pandemic.
In addition to proper mask-wearing and vaccination, there are many other ways to mitigate COVID-19 spread. The CDC continues to recommend that you:
- Avoid large crowds
- Wash your hands regularly
- Stay aware of COVID-19 symptoms and monitor your health daily
Masking is required in all classrooms, and faculty lecturing in the classroom must wear a mask. Please note that due to their limited effectiveness, face shields are not an acceptable type of face covering and anyone who chooses to wear a face shield must also wear a mask.
Each course should have alternative methods of participation for students in quarantine or isolation, or some other way for students to make up assignments. Individual instructors may set their own policies, which should be included on their syllabi.
Faculty who are unable to teach their classes should contact their Division Chair and the Provost immediately, per the Faculty Handbook (Section IV.P). If possible, the instructor should arrange for another faculty member to substitute.
Faculty needing special teaching accommodations should contact Sandy Butler, Director of Human Resources.