Face Coverings

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.

Face Covering Requirements

We expect all members of the campus community to protect each other by vigilantly wearing face coverings where required.Face-mask

Face coverings are required of everyone in all public and academic indoor campus spaces, regardless of social distancing or vaccination status. Please always have a mask available when you are on campus. 

Also, please note:

  • In dining halls, masks must be worn except when eating or drinking. 
  • Masks are required in public areas of the KLARC. They are recommended but not required in team-only private areas.
  • Masks are not required in private spaces.
  • Masks are not required outdoors.

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering, you will be able to request an accommodation through the Office of Accessibility Resources in accordance with the University Disability Accommodation Policy for Students.

How to Put On a Face Covering

  • 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.

How to Remove a Face Covering

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
  • Handle only by the ties or ear loops (don't touch the front of the face covering).
  • Wash cloth face coverings after each use. Disposable face coverings should be discarded daily.
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing your face covering, and wash your hands immediately afterward.

Watch: How to Wear a Face Covering