Mask & Face Covering Recommendations
COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets such as when a person coughs, sneezes, or even when speaking. Maintaining 6 feet between you and any other persons is our best protection against COVID-19 and wearing a face mask adds another layer of protection.
Many people that have been infected with COVID-19 are unaware because they do not have noticeable symptoms.
Putting on your face mask:
- Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
- Make sure you can breathe easily
Taking off your face mask:
- Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
- Handle only by the ear loops or ties
- Fold outside corners together
- Place covering in the washing machine
- Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing
Do’s and Don’ts:
- Do wear a face mask to help protect others in case you are infected but don’t have symptoms
- Do wear your mask in public settings, especially when other social distancing measures
are difficult to maintain
- Do wash your hands prior to putting on or removing your mask
- Do own more than one mask. Wash and dry masks after every use.
- Don’t put the mask around your neck or on your forehead
- Don’t touch the mask, and if you do, wash your hands
- Don’t lay your mask down on any surface that could be contaminated
Mask & Face Coverings policy
Face coverings and social distancing are no longer required on ATU campuses. However, those individuals who are not fully vaccinate against COVID-19 are encouraged to wear a mask and social distance.
If you are unable to provide your own face mask, contact the ATU Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329.