The University continues to trust its campus community members to behave responsibly, including acting in a manner consistent with our policies and protocols if they have not been fully vaccinated. With that in mind, the University does not intend to actively and routinely inquire into people’s vaccination status to determine if the individual is required to wear a face mask.
If an employee who is required, declines to wear a face mask as required, the supervisor is responsible for addressing it with the employee. Employees should refrain from addressing noncompliance or perceived noncompliance directly with other employees and should instead report issues to their supervisors.
If a student who is required, declines to wear a face mask as required, the student should be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students. If the situation occurs in a classroom or other academic setting, it is considered a classroom management issue, and the faculty member should remind the student of the requirement and give the student a chance to comply with it prior to referring the matter to the Office of the Dean of Students.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Members of the public who are required and are not abiding by face mask requirements will first be offered a disposable face mask, if possible. If they refuse to comply with face mask requirements, they will be asked to leave and given options of how they can be served virtually.
Faculty and staff who need help with accountability practices should consult our COVID-19 toolkit (PDF). The University Police Department (UPD) is not responsible for enforcing face mask requirements and should not be contacted regarding such issues.