Face coverings are required of everyone in all public and academic indoor campus spaces, regardless of social distancing or vaccination status.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread person-to-person mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It is possible for a person to spread the virus even when they do not know they are infected (pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic). Face coverings provide a layer of protection to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling through the air and onto other people.
Bucknell's face-covering requirements apply to all individuals on campus, regardless of vaccination status.