Face Coverings Guidance and Promotion of Healthy Hygiene Practices
Teachers College will continue to require that all individuals wear a face covering in almost all indoor settings on campus regardless of vaccination status for the Fall semester. Face coverings will be optional for vaccinated individuals in outdoor settings.
Individuals are required to have their own personal face covering but, in the event that someone does not have a face covering, one will be provided. A face covering should cover both the nose and mouth at all times.
Acceptable face coverings include:
Unacceptable face coverings include:
In the following circumstances, a face covering is optional for vaccinated individuals while indoors:
Any violations of this face covering policy should be reported to the nearest Public Safety Officer.
Any faculty or staff member who does not adhere to mask requirements will be asked to leave the premises and may be charged paid time off for any work time missed due to failure to comply with designated workplace safety requirements.
Any student who does not adhere to mask requirements could be found to be in violation of the College’s Student Conduct Code and could face disciplinary action.
Supervisors should communicate any department-specific mask requirement guidelines to staff members during their return to campus planning and while on campus as needed. Any questions about a department’s mask requirement should first be discussed with the immediate supervisor who can then address departmental specific questions to email@example.com.
Inform employees and students about proper hand hygiene, cough and sneezing etiquette, and proper use of face coverings/PPE. This will include ample instructions, informational materials, and signage to communicate guidelines as to hygiene practices, face coverings and physical distancing.
In coordination with the COVID communications plan provide informational materials about the following: