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.
- Face coverings requirements
- All faculty, staff, students and visitors will wear facial coverings in the public
spaces of all buildings.
- Face coverings are required in all classrooms.
- Public areas include entrances, lounges, kitchens, laundry rooms and hallways.
- Face coverings may be removed in private space such as an employee’s office.
- Face coverings are required outdoors when the six-foot social distancing requirement is not maintained.
- Expectations for mask use will be clearly marked on buildings
- Residence hall use of face coverings is as follows:
- 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.
- Contractors, service providers and other vendors will be required to comply with facemask regulations.
- Mask availability
- All faculty, staff, and students will be provided two Peru State branded cloth masks.
- 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.
- Visitors to campus will also be provided masks.
- Mask wear and care
- Face coverings should cover the bridge of the nose and below the chin.
- Cloth face coverings should be thoroughly washed with soap and water after each day of use.
- Paper and other disposable masks should be discarded after use or when soiled.
- Qualified masks must have no holes and are as follows:
- Cloth mask with at least two layers of cloth
- N95 Mask or Respirator
- Surgical mask
- Other disposable masks rated for health use.
- Exception to the mask requirement
- Students who have a medical condition that is adversely affected by masks should contact the Educational Support and Disabilities Coordinator.
- 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.