Following the guidance of public health organizations, UNI students, faculty, staff and visiting community members will be required to wear face coverings in all campus buildings. Exceptions in certain areas such as in residence hall rooms, private offices, or while eating will be posted individually in relevant campus spaces. Face coverings are required in outdoor settings when six feet or more of social distancing cannot be maintained.
Cloth masks are the preferred and safest form of face covering and the primary recommendation from agencies like the CDC. We have made face shields available for individuals with medical conditions that prevent the use of a mask and other unique situations when a mask is not practical. Masks provide the best measure of safety so when you have a choice, you should wear a mask, or a mask with a shield. Students, faculty, and staff will receive complementary face coverings, which can be picked up by showing your UNI ID at the UNI Bookstore customer service desk.