Face coverings are highly recommended for those up to date on vaccinations and required for those not up to date on vaccinations
in indoor spaces on campus and in university owned or operated venues.  


Staff/Faculty may request a face covering from EH&S. Students may request a face covering from The Well.
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Updated 04/04/2022 | Check Back often for updates

Face Covering Guidelines
Effective April 11, 2022, face coverings will be strongly recommended while indoors for those who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including any booster dose when eligible, and will remain required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations. Face coverings indoors will remain required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations, as well as, in specific high-risk settings.  All individuals are required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times indoors in the following high-risk settings.
 
Please See Below for Face Covering Guidance and EH&S Respiratory Protection Offerings.

Request a Face Covering From EH&S!

In order to assist the UCR community to adhere to the face covering requirements, EH&S is providing face coverings for UCR personnel. Individuals should review the options and availability for face coverings below and submit a request for the appropriate number. 

Face Covering Types
Face Mask 1 Face Mask 2
3 ply Surgical mask

Surgical Mask
(Max: 10 per person)
Request

N-95

N-95 Respirator
(Max: 5 per person)
Request

 

request Face Coverings     Request N-95 Respirator for voluntary use



GUIDANCE, OPTIONS & AVAILABILITY 

Combined with physical washing hands, and staying home when ill, face coverings help to limit the transmission of COVID-19 by minimizing droplet transmission when a person talks, coughs, or sneezes. Face coverings should be well-fitted, completely cover the nose and mouth, and fit snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps. Face coverings should not have exhalation valves or vents, which allow virus particles to escape, and should not be intended for respiratory protection.

For healthcare workers, employees requiring respiratory protection, and those with COVID-19 vaccination exemptions who would like an N95 respirator for voluntary use, visit EH&S Respiratory Protection Program.   

To adhere to state, local, and UC requirements, face coverings requirements are outlined in the COVID Prevention Plan.

Masks/Face Coverings

Effective April 11, 2022, face coverings will be strongly recommended while indoors for those who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including any booster dose when eligible, and will remain required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations. Face coverings indoors will remain required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations, as well as, in specific high-risk settings.  All individuals are required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times indoors in the following high-risk settings.

Face coverings are required in the following indoor settings: 

  • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation).
  • Healthcare settings (e.g. Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services)
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Long term care settings and Adult and Senior Care Facilities
  • Emergency shelters and cooling and heating centers

In order to assist the UCR community to adhere to the face covering requirements, EH&S is providing face coverings for UCR personnel. Individuals should review the options and availability for face coverings below and submit a request for the appropriate number. 

Worn face coverings must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptable face coverings include: surgical masks, medical procedure masks, NIOSH-certified respirators, or a tightly woven fabric or non-woven material of at least two layers.
    • Face coverings must cover the nose, mouth, and chin.
    • Face coverings are not acceptable if (i) they have one layer, or (ii) if light shines through the face covering when held up to a light source.  
    • Worn respirators may not be equipped with valves. 
       
  • Unacceptable face coverings include: scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, bandanas, turtlenecks, collars, or other single-layered fabrics. 

 

request Face Coverings     Request N-95 Respirator for voluntary use

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