What will happen to students and employees who refuse to wear face coverings or otherwise follow public health measures?

Masks are a remarkably simple and effective tool to help control the spread of COVID-19. We expect everyone on campus – students, faculty, staff and visitors – to follow the reasonable and research-based measures we have in place to protect our community. Those who can wear a face covering but refuse to do so will be asked to leave the building.

Students
Any absence from class due to refusal to wear a mask will be treated by the instructor as an unexcused absence, with consequences as indicated on individual class syllabi. Students who repeatedly fail to comply will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (use this form) and may be subject to disciplinary action under the non-academic misconduct policy. 

Students who have a medical condition or disability that affects their ability to wear a face covering should request a reasonable accommodation.

Employees
An absence from work due to refusal to wear a mask will be considered an unexcused absence with the typical consequences. Employees who repeatedly refuse to wear a mask may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.  

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 

View more detailed guidance for supervisors.