Face Covers are Required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status effective 7/28 and until further notice per CDPH
Physical distancing is no longer required
Staff/Faculty may request a face covering from EH&S. Students may request a face covering from The Well.


Face Covering Request

Face Covers are Required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status effective 7/28 and until further notice per CDPH


Combined with physical distancing, 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 have two or more layers of washable, breathable materials, 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 Return to Campus Guide (COVID Prevention Plan) located at campusreturn.ucr.edu .

Masks/Face coverings

Effective 7/29/2021, per Chancellor’s announcement and CDPH guidance, all individuals are required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are required in the following indoor settings: 

  • While on any UC campus with its research, teaching, or public services (including clinical care) missions or programs, including University Housing.
  • When using any university owned or operated vehicle if there is more than one person in the vehicle. 
  • 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).
  • Indoors in childcare, K-12 schools
  • 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

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.  Individuals can choose any combination of face coverings.

The following are exceptions:

  • When working alone in a closed office, room, or vehicle. 
  • While eating or drinking at the workplace, provided employees are at least six feet apart and outside air supply to the area; if indoors, has been maximized to the extent possible.
  • Participants of the UCR Respiratory Protection Program
  • Individuals who cannot wear face coverings due to a medical or mental health condition or disability or deaf and hard of hearing or communicating with a hearing-impaired person.
    • If accommodations are required, please contact the UCR Disability Management Office (disabilitymanagement@ucr.edu). 
    • Individuals exempted from wearing face coverings due to medical condition, mental health condition, or disability shall wear an effective non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom if their condition or disability permits it.
  • Persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

 A maximum of one of each type per person will be provided.

Example 1: Acceptable 

Number of personnel 5
Face Mask 1 5
Face Mask 2 5

  Example 2: Acceptable

Number of personnel 5
Face Mask 1  
Face Mask 2 5

Example 3: Not Acceptable 

Number of personnel 1
Face Mask 1 2
Face Mask 2 1


Face Covering Types:

Face Mask 1 Face Mask 2
Blue Face mask

100% Cotton from a vendor (not homemade).


Black cotton face covering

100% Cotton | 2 Layers |  200GSM


Click here to submit a request for Face Coverings




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