Facial Covering

Facial coverings greatly reduce COVID-19 transmission. Plan to wear yours regularly.

All members of our community that include students, faculty, staff, contractors and vendors should expect to wear a facial covering over their mouth and nose when they arrive on campus or leave their on-campus residence.  A facial covering protects others from potentially contaminated droplets that come out of your mouth and nose when you speak, cough or laugh.  In communities, COVID-19 is very commonly spread by those who are exhibiting absolutely no symptoms, and they appear perfectly healthy.  Facial coverings are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 by asymptomatic carriers. 

Students With Disabilities

Public health authorities judge face coverings to be necessary to prevent a direct threat to others in the transmission of COVID-19.  Without a face covering, all students—both those with and without disabilities—would pose the same risk to others in the transmission of COVID-19. Therefore, all students will be required to adhere to the College's face-covering requirement. Students with documented disabilities can contact SDS@stmarys-ca.edu to further discuss concerns and get assistance in helping source a wearable face covering.

Employees With Disabilities

Public health authorities judge face coverings to be necessary to prevent a direct threat to others in the transmission of COVID-19.  Without a face covering, all students - both those with and without disabilities - would pose the same risk to others in the transmission of COVID-19.  Therefore all employees will be required to adhere to the college face-covering requirement.  Employees with documented disabilities can contact hr@stmarys-ca.edu to further discuss concerns and get assistance in helping source a wearable face covering.

 

7/7/2020 CCCHS Public Guidance for Face Coverings
6/18/2020 CDPH Face Covering Guidance
4/3/2020 CDC How to Make a Face Mask

 

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