Can an employee wear a clear face shield instead of a mask?

No. Current campus guidance states that “all students, employees and visitors to campus are required to wear either a reusable, well-fitting cloth mask or a single-use disposable mask when inside campus buildings.” Students, employees and visitors may choose to wear a face shield in addition to but not as a replacement for a reusable or cloth mask. Instructors concerned about speaking in the classroom while wearing a mask can find information about classroom microphones on the Fall 2021 Instruction Page.

Employees who have a medical condition or disability that affects their ability to wear a face covering may request an accommodation; contact your Divisional Disability Representative.