Protective Face Coverings and Safety Precautions at BYU-Idaho

BYU-Idaho’s return to on-campus work and study will occur in a gradual manner as we continue to conservatively follow national and local policies and guidelines. If students and employees receive approval to be on campus, they should be prepared to provide their own protective face covering or mask and wear it inside all campus buildings. Here are a few guidelines to consider:

  1. Employees working in private offices may remove face coverings but are required to wear a face covering as they move within campus buildings and during interactions with others.
  2. Students and employees are not required to wear face coverings outdoors. However, six feet of physical distancing must be maintained.
  3. When face-to-face classes resume, students will be required to wear face coverings in the classroom. Faculty members can remove their face covering during class when additional safety precautions are in the classroom (such as a plexiglass barrier).

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in all public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings provide an extra layer of sanitation and help prevent respiratory droplets from travelling through the air to other people and surfaces. When wearing a cloth face covering, please ensure it:

  • Fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Completely covers the nose and mouth
  • Is secured with ties or ear loops
  • Includes multiple layers of fabric
  • Allows for breathing without restriction
  • Can be laundered and machine dried daily without damage or change to shape
  • Does not display inappropriate words or graphics (consistent with Honor Code principles)

For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html.

We appreciate your participation in these safety protocols to help keep yourself and others healthy while at BYU-Idaho.

First published: 2020/06/26 @ 4:29 PM