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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Use of Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 and COVID-19 Variants


This information is a living document that will be updated in accordance with rapidly changing guidance (last updated on March 17, 2022).

Based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding face masks released Feb. 25, 2022, the University is making face coverings optional.  There is no general mask requirement on campus, except in health care and other specialized settings, as determined in consultation with the Path Forward team and/or Environmental Health and Safety.  If you feel your unit presents special circumstances, email the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance at

Unvaccinated and vulnerable individuals are strongly encouraged to continue to wear medical-grade masks.  Individuals exhibiting symptoms should not go to class, should get tested and should wear a mask until results are known.  Wearing a well-fitting medical grade mask (such as Fluidshield Level 3, N95 or KN95) continues to be a valuable form of protection for those at higher risk of infection and should continue for people who are not fully vaccinated, especially indoors and in crowded settings.  We will continue to provide medical grade masks for use, which you can order via Runway or get from your COVID-19 building liaisons.  Please support and respect individuals who choose to wear masks.


Audit, Risk & Compliance

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1642