Campus Return Guidelines
Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms.
Wear a face covering in public settings both indoors and outdoors when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay 6 feet apart.
Face Coverings Are Mandatory Unless an Exemption Applies:
- In a Zoom class or virtual meeting while in an outdoor common area while maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
- Actively eating or drinking in a public setting, if you are able to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. Face coverings should only be removed while taking a drink or a bite of food.
- Exercising or walking outdoors, if you are able to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. You must have a face covering with you at all times and put it on if you are within 6 feet of others who are not in your household.
- View the full list of exemptions on the CDPH website.
How to Put on Your 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.
Wear a Face Covering Correctly for Maximum Protection:
- The mask should cover from below your chin to above your nose, and be pinched to fit the bridge of your nose snugly.
- Don’t put the face covering around your neck or up on your forehead.
- Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.
Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You’re Home:
- Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
- Handle only by the ear loops or ties.
- Fold outside corners together.
- Place covering in the washing machine.
- Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands often.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- It’s especially important to wash:
- Before eating or preparing food
- Before touching your face
- After using the restroom
- After leaving a public place
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After handling your cloth face covering
- After changing a diaper
- After caring for someone sick
- After touching animals or pets
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid Large Social Gatherings and Parties
- Please consider the virtual activities, including those planned by the Office of Student Life.
- Maintain a six-foot distance from non-household members while indoors and outdoors.
- Wear masks when participating in activities with all non-household members.
Physical distancing, also called “social distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household.
Inside your home:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
Outside your home:
- Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.