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Mask requirement to begin June 22 for Baylor University

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 18:37:31-04

WACO, TX — Baylor University has announced face covering will be required to be worn by all individuals in all buildings on the Baylor campus starting Monday.

Effective Monday (June 22, 2020), face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) in all buildings on the Baylor campus.

Baylor says this requirement is a vital part of their many COVID-19 mitigation efforts and is consistent with guidance from the CDC about face coverings.

Baylor's layering of strategies to prevent COVID-19 spread includes handwashing, cleaning and disinfecting, and maintaining social distance between other people.

The University says wearing a face covering is not a replacement for these COVID-19 preventive measures, and they highly encourage the campus community to continue to practice these healthy habits.

Face coverings may include commercially available or homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas or handkerchiefs.

Face coverings will not be required when:

  • unsafe due to an individual's medical condition;
  • working alone;
  • alone inside an individual office; or
  • eating/drinking.

"We appreciate your adherence to this important public safety measure," the announcement said.

Additional University guidance regarding face coverings and other COVID-19 safety measures will be forthcoming.

For questions, please visit www.baylor.edu/coronavirus or email coronavirus@baylor.edu.