Information for Faculty and Staff

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Face Coverings

Update March 2, 2022 — Starting March 14, face coverings will be optional in most University spaces, with the following exceptions:

  • Where required by state or local agencies, currently on TigerTransit and in the McCosh Health Center
  • As instructed by Global and Community Health following a recent positive test for COVID-19 or when identified as a close contact
  • When faculty or staff as conveners of a class, lab, gathering, or meeting require participants to wear a mask

Additional information is available in the March 2 Covid Newsletter and memo to the University community

Relative Protectiveness of Masks

Environmental Health and Safety has updated University mask guidance to align with recommendations from the CDC about the relative protectiveness of different types of masks, including well-constructed cloth masks (still available from EHS), layered cloth and disposable masks, or KN95 or KF94 masks. Departments are expected to provide personal protective equipment and supplies for their faculty and staff in accordance with EHS recommendations. Prioritization should go to the support of in-person teaching.

Procurement recommends the following Prime marketplace suppliers for KN95 masks: Henry Schein, W.B. Mason, Fisher Scientific, VWR. The Finance and Treasury Budget Office is available to help departments identify funds within their existing funding sources to address any budgetary challenges.

If departments have are having difficulty finding KN95s for faculty and staff, especially before classes begin on Monday January 24, they may contact Kelly States at EHS for an interim supply at cost. Please bundle requests by department, not by individual or group.

As our students and more of our faculty and staff return to campus, here is an expandable checklist of things you should know, whether you are just returning to campus or you have been working on campus throughout the pandemic.

Checklist for Employees