Can an instructor require face masks in the classroom?

Yes, masks are required in indoor instructional settings. Students who can wear a face covering but refuse to do so should be asked to leave the building. Any absence from class due to refusal to wear a mask should be treated by the instructor as an unexcused absence, with consequences as indicated on individual class syllabi. Students who repeatedly fail to comply may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards using this form and may be subject to disciplinary action under the non-academic misconduct policy.