Wear face coverings inside where others are likely to be around.

Face coverings are required until further notice and are to be worn when indoors except when alone in an enclosed space with the door closed. Those working outdoors do not have to wear a face covering unless physical distancing cannot be maintained (not including while eating). Face coverings are not required in private spaces such as dorm rooms, single-occupancy offices, and the like. Questions or comments about this protocol may be directed to Safety & Risk Management at (209) 667-3057 or email risk@csustan.edu.

Face coverings are available for employees on a limited basis and can be requested online through the Campus COVID Supply Store.

Staff/Faculty: Face Shield or N95 Respirator as Face Covering

Faculty and staff, regardless of vaccination status, may wear a face shield if it is equipped with a drape, and N95 respirators can be worn voluntarily. These items are available at no cost to the individual or department. A request for a face shield and/or N95 respirator must be submitted by each individual who will be using the item. Please use the N95 for Voluntary Use form to submit a request.

Putting on a face covering

  • Avoid touching the front of the face covering once it's on.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to handling the face covering.
  • Ensure the face-covering fits over the nose and under the chin.
  • Situate the face-covering properly with nose wire snug against the nose (where applicable).
  • Tie straps behind the head and neck or loop around the ears.

Taking off a face covering

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the face covering.
  • When taking off the face covering, loop your finger into the strap and pull the strap away from the ear, or untie the straps.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer immediately after removing.

Care, storage and laundering

  • Keep face coverings stored in a paper bag when not in use.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be used more than one day at a time and must be washed after use. Cloth face coverings should be properly laundered with regular detergent before first use and after each subsequent day’s use.
  • Face coverings should be replaced immediately if soiled, damaged (e.g. ripped, punctured) or visibly contaminated.
  • Disposable face coverings must not be used for more than one day and should be placed in the trash after you return home for the day or if it is soiled, damaged (e.g., stretched ear loops, torn or punctured material) or visibly contaminated.

Accessibility Considerations

All campus community members are expected to comply with this requirement. If you are concerned about wearing a face covering on the basis of your disability, potentially related to anxiety, hearing loss, breathing or dexterity issues, please consider the use of a clear face shield or another option that offers a different design and promotes effective ease of use.

Face Coverings Accessibility Considerations

Face Covering Design Picture Description Accessibility Considerations
Disposable face mask
Disposable face mask
Manufactured non-woven material 3 ply filter with elastic loops that covers nose and mouth. Consider if thicker cloth masks cause difficulty breathing.
Cotton face mask
handmade face mask
Homemade or manufactured made of breathable or tightly woven fabric. Consider masks with 2-3 layers or have inner filter pockets.
Clear mask
The Clear Mask

Mask with face visibility. Consider when the ability to view the speaker's mouth is necessary (e.g., need to have the ability to read lips).
Face Shield with a shroud or drape

Shrouded face shield

face shield with drape

Clear plastic shrouded face shield with hospital grade cloth below the shield tightened around the chin.

Clear plastic face shield with a drape long enough to tuck into front of shirt.

Consider when the ability to view the speaker's mouth is necessary or when other face covering designs cause difficulty breathing or anxiety.

Last updated: August 9, 2021