Face Coverings

Page updated on July 7, 2022 

In line with CDCstate, and city of Boston public health guidance, face coverings on campus are optional but encouraged for:

  • any member of our community or guest who feels safer or more comfortable for any reason wearing a mask
  • individuals who are not vaccinated because of a religious or medical exemption
  • individuals who are at high risk of severe illness or may be around others who are at high risk of severe illness

We will still make KN95 masks available at the security desks in our buildings. In short, we are a caring community that supports anyone who chooses to wear a mask for whatever reason.

Per state guidelines, masks are required in healthcare facilities, so masks will remain mandatory in Counseling, Health, and Wellness.

The University will continue to monitor and assess public health conditions and guidance and adjust our face coverings policy as appropriate.

Face cover should:

  • cover your nose and mouth
  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face and not have any gaps
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

The CDC cautions to NOT place face cover on:

  • children under the age of 2
  • anyone having trouble breathing
  • anyone unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the face cover

For more information about wearing, making and cleaning face cover, see the CDC website.