Frequently Asked Questions

Now that wearing masks are optional, may I require students to wear masks in my lab-based classes?

Faculty may require masks as a form of PPE in science labs, health sciences labs, skilled trades labs and other technical, hands-on training labs where close contact may be unavoidable.


When might I be required to wear a mask?

  • If you have tested positive for coronavirus (both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases)
    • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.
  • If you have been exposed to coronavirus and are not up to date on your recommended COVID-19 vaccinations (including the booster).
    • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

Are employees required to report positive test results and close contacts in the ReturnSafe app?

No. Employees should send positive test results, reports of close contacts, and all other COVID-related matters to [email protected]. In the event of a surge, we may return to using the app.


Is social distancing required?

There is no social distance mandate in place.


Are employees allowed to travel?

Yes, work-related travel is permitted; however, anyone not comfortable with travel should not do so.


How many people are allowed in an in-person meeting?

There is no restriction on the number of people allowed in a room. We ask that the meeting organizer set a cap based on the size of the room and allow participants to spread out. Even though there is no social distance mandate, we should take steps to make sure everyone feels comfortable.


I would like to continue wearing a mask. If I forget to bring one, will there be masks available?

Students, employees and visitors may pick up disposable masks at campus welcome desks, cashier's offices and libraries if they would like one.