Face Covering Requirements

Updated February 10, 2021

Face coverings are required at all University locations.

The University requires that all personnel, students, vendors, contractors and visitors wear face coverings:face covering poster

  • Indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators, and in shared vehicles
  • Outdoors when keeping a 6-foot distance from others may not be possible 

Wearing a face covering protects yourself and others. Face coverings help prevent the respiratory droplets of the wearer from traveling into the air and infecting other people when the person wearing a face covering coughs, sneezes or speaks. 

Face coverings, along with physical distancing and practicing good hygiene, staying home when you sick or symptomatic, are the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

    Read the University’s COVID-19 Face Covering Policy and the frequently asked questions below for more information.

    Frequently asked questions

    Tips for safely wearing face coverings

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    Image source: Public Health - Seattle & King County


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    Image source: UW Medicine, adapted from UCSF