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Mask Use Guidelines

Masks Guidelines

Wearing a mask remains an important way to protect yourself and others. Face coverings (medical mask, KN95 or N95) have been proven to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission when physically distance cannot be maintained.

As of September 1st, 2022, masks will be required in all instructional spaces such classrooms, labs and studios at Laurentian University. Masks must be worn in a manner that covers the mouth, nose, and chin. In those spaces, faculty who are teaching and students who are presenting may remove their mask when speaking if they are able to maintain a 2m distance from others.

We strongly recommend that everyone continue to wear a mask when indoors if you are not able to maintain a 2m distance from others. Furthermore, mask wearing is highly recommended in the library, study rooms, and corridors if others are gathered. 

Individuals recovering from COVID-19, who have recently had symptoms of the virus or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 are also required to wear a mask in accordance with guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health.

Mask Requirements

Yes, effective September 1, 2022 masks will be required in all indoor instructional spaces on the Laurentian campus (classrooms; labs; studios) unless 2m distance can be maintained from others.

Yes if you are able to maintain a 2m distance from others. 

Yes, you can ask  others to wear a mask in your office.  If a guest (student, colleague) does not wish to wear a mask they you can offer to schedule a zoom meeting or suggest you meet in a larger well ventilated room or outside where 2m distance can be maintianed.

The university has purchased a disposable masks, face shields.  Individuals can pick up masks at building entrances as well as from the Liaison office or Library..  Individuals can also contact the Office of Occupational Health and Safety to determine the supplies required for the area.

Effective September 1, 2022 masks will be recquired in all indoor instructional spaces unless a 2m distance can be maintained from others.

Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged in other indoor spaces on campus where a 2m distance is not able to be maintained from others.  

If you are comfortable, lead with a gentle reminder that masks are required in the space. The individual may have forgotten and will put their mask on.

It is important to remember that some community members may have an approved exemption to mask wearing so you do not want to be confrontational if the person does not put on a mask.

Instructors are not responsible for enforcing the Policy on Face-Coverings; however, if there are individuals in class who are not wearing a mask or face covering you might wish to: 

  • Give a gentle reminder to the class that masks or face-coverings must be worn in class unless the individual has a valid exemption (and may have a face-shield)
  • Remind students that there are mask available at the front of the class if they forgot theirs