University of Oregon Initiates Campus-Wide Masking Rule

Oct 24, 2020

A new facial covering policy is in effect at the University of Oregon. All faculty, students and visitors must now use masks or cloth face coverings while indoors and outdoors -- in public spaces on campus. That’s regardless of whether 6 feet of distance can be maintained or not.

New safety regulations require facial coverings indoors and outdoors for faculty and students on University of Oregon campus spaces.
Credit University of Oregon

The COVID-19 safety regulations released by the University on Thursday include guidance on “what to do if someone is not wearing a face covering.” It suggests starting with inquiry instead of judgement and respectfully providing information of the new safety regulations.

There are exceptions to the campus mask rule. One is when a student or employee has a disability or medical condition that prevents them from putting on, taking off or wearing a face covering.

The U of O’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for implementing and enforcing the safety rules for students.