How do I know whether someone should be wearing a mask?

It’s understandable to wonder about someone else’s vaccination status but the most important thing you can do to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to become vaccinated yourself. If an unvaccinated person does not wear a mask, they, not you, are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. We strongly encourage all students and employees to choose vaccination, which is available on campus at no cost.

It is not appropriate to ask whether someone is vaccinated or why they are/are not wearing a mask; vaccination status is personal health information Individuals may choose to share their vaccination status if they wish.

Recognizing that we may not know others’ vaccination status or health concerns, we ask that all members of our campus community continue to be respectful of others and the protective practices they choose to use.