What can I not do regarding masks?
- Require masks or face coverings in your classroom, meetings or workspace when there is not a campus-wide indoor mask mandate in effect.
- Require unmasked individuals to leave your classroom, meetings or workspace when there is not a campus-wide indoor mask mandate in effect.
- Require the wearing of a mask to participate in classes, meetings or receive services.
- Check badges to attend classes, meetings or enter your workspace, or require individuals to be vaccinated to attend classes, meetings or enter your workspace.
- Refuse to do your job, deliver instruction or provide services to individuals who are not wearing a mask if masking is not mandated by the campus. (Colleges, departments and units are not permitted to enact local pandemic restrictions without the approval of the campus’s Recovery Management Team.)
What can I do to encourage mask wearing?
- Request that individuals wear a mask in your classroom, meeting or workspace. Signage is available on the masks page stating the campus’ stance that masks are “strongly recommended” for those who are fully vaccinated and required for those who are not fully vaccinated.
- Remind individuals that masking is strongly recommended by the campus and the city public health officer (current as of June 2022). Sample language: “I remind you that wearing a mask indoors is strongly recommended by the campus and the city public health officer.”
- Schedule meetings or appointments remotely, as long as you do not allow only masked or vaccinated individuals to attend in person.
- Seek employment accommodations or permission to work remotely due to personal or household health vulnerabilities. Contact your manager for information about the available processes and required documentation.
Can I share information about positive cases?
University Health Services has a process for notifying students and employees of potential exposures. You should not communicate about positive cases without express written authorization from UHS due to privacy concerns.
UHS will continue contact tracing and case investigation for positive cases; in general, vaccinated individuals who come in close contact with a positive case will still be contacted, and would not typically be quarantined if they remain asymptomatic. Depending on the nature of the case and the exposure, these contacts may also be tested.