Updated Face Coverings Guidelines for HSU

January 13, 2021 - 2:27am

Based on CDC recommendations, Humboldt State University has updated the guidelines for face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Neck gaiters, which are often made of thin material, must have at least two layers. Bandanas are not approved as face coverings because they have been shown to be ineffective.

Face coverings continue to be among the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please remember that you must wear a face covering at all times indoors when you are on campus and outdoors anytime you cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from others. As a reminder, you may remove your face cover indoors only when in a single occupancy, private office with the door closed. These guidelines are consistent with recommendations from California Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health

For face coverings to be effective, they should be worn and fit properly. According to the CDC, make sure your face covering:

  • Has at least two layers of washable, breathable fabric. A general guideline is to avoid fabrics that let light pass through.
  • Completely covers your nose and mouth.
  • Wraps around your chin.
  • Fits snugly against the side of your face without gaps. 

In addition to face coverings, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, and avoiding crowds can help protect you and others from illness. Please don’t forget your Social Responsibility Commitment and everyone must do a daily wellness self-check before coming to campus. 

More information on face coverings is available on the Campus Ready website.

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