Face Coverings

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

Face coverings must be worn (when feasible) by students, faculty, staff and visitors at all Stan State locations, both inside and outside, where they are likely to come into contact with others (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.

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 mask or another option that offers a different design and promotes effective ease of use.

If you do not believe any face covering option will work for you based on your disability, please contact DRS to discuss potential accommodation. Before exploring accommodation to this requirement, DRS staff will talk with you about the range of effective face coverings detailed below.

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.
Gaiter style fabric face mask Gaitor Fask Mask Homemade or manufactured tube of stretchy fabric that can be pulled over the full face. Consider if dexterity is a concern
Clear mask The Clear Mask
TheClearMask.com
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).
Shrouded face shield Shrouded face shield
BadgerShield Plus
Clear plastic shrouded face shield with hospital grade cloth below the shield tightened around the chin. Consider when the ability to view the speaker's mouth is necessary or when other face covering designs cause difficulty breathing or anxiety.