Masks are critical to a successful semester. You can have the virus without having symptoms. Look out for others by wearing a mask in public.
COVID-19 PPE Guidance
Gaiters and Cloth and Disposable Face Covering
These should be worn at all times while in public spaces on campus to help contain wearers' respiratory emissions.
Use for campus community and non-healthcare settings (e.g., research labs, classrooms, shop areas, office spaces).
Surgical Mask or K95
Loose-fitting, disposable device that creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment.
Usually worn in a clinical setting.
These masks are to be reserved for use in healthcare settings (per CDC), unless required for task-specific hazards determined by EHS risk assessment.
Masks with Exhalation Valve
Should NOT be used for COVID-19, since respiratory emissions can be released through the valve if it is not properly filtered.
Protects the eyes from flying fragments, particles and objects. Also acts as a physical barrier in blocking respiratory droplets produced by a person who is in close contact.
Protects the eyes from flying fragments, particles and objects, as well as from splashes. Goggles can aid in blocking respiratory droplets produced by a person who is in close contact.
Can only be used in lieu of face covering under the discretion of ADA and Medical Management unless used with Plexiglas barriers.
Can be used in addition to a face covering for added protection if deemed necessary.
For appropriate eye protection use in conjunction with safety glasses/goggles.
An engineering control that is placed as a physical barrier between people to support social and physical distancing efforts.
Must be used in conjunction with face coverings. While lecturing, it is highly recommended that these be used in conjunction with a face covering; however, a face shield will be permitted.
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