Our community is committed to protecting the health of others in the campus community. The best way to protect others is to wear a mask. The CDC advises that face coverings are one of the best ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recommends they be worn by everyone in a public setting with other preventive measures like social distancing, frequent hand washing and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces.

  1. Face coverings requirements

  2. All faculty, staff, students and visitors will wear facial coverings in the public spaces of all buildings.

    1. Face coverings are required in all classrooms.

    2. Public areas include entrances, lounges, kitchens, laundry rooms and hallways.

  • Face coverings may be removed in private space such as an employee’s office.

  1. Face coverings are required outdoors when the six-foot social distancing requirement is not maintained.

  2. Expectations for mask use will be clearly marked on buildings

  3. Residence hall use of face coverings is as follows:

    1. Residents are required to wear face coverings when in public areas of the residence halls and/or if they cannot maintain the six-foot social distancing requirement.

  4. Contractors, service providers and other vendors will be required to comply with facemask regulations.


  1. Mask availability

    1. All faculty, staff, and students will be provided two Peru State branded cloth masks.

    2. Additional disposable masks will be available in main office areas across campus and at the Facility Services Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    3. Visitors to campus will also be provided masks.


  1. Mask wear and care

    1. Face coverings should cover the bridge of the nose and below the chin.

    2. Cloth face coverings should be thoroughly washed with soap and water after each day of use.

    3. Paper and other disposable masks should be discarded after use or when soiled.


  1. Qualified masks must have no holes and are as follows:

    1. Cloth mask with at least two layers of cloth

    2. N95 Mask or Respirator

    3. Surgical mask

    4. Other disposable masks rated for health use.


  1. Exception to the mask requirement

    1. Students who have a medical condition that is adversely affected by masks should contact the Educational Support and Disabilities Coordinator.

    2. Employees who have a medical condition that is adversely affected by masks should contact the Director of HR.


Additional protocols around the mask requirements are still under discussion.