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Mask Use Guidelines


A mask or face covering acts as a barrier. It reduces the chance of spreading respiratory droplets to others and prevents droplets from landing on surfaces.

Wearing a mask or face covering helps prevent transmission, and is an important step we can all take to minimize the risk of transmission within our community. At present, the law requires that a mask or face covering must be worn by every person while indoors in a manner that covers their mouth, nose, and chin. 

  • Students, contractors, and visitors must wear a mask or face covering at all times while indoors in public spaces, including in individual study spaces, unless an exemption applies.
  • Please note, faculty and staff may remove their masks when they are working in areas designated for their individual use that are not open to the public.  However, if another person enters the space, both parties must wear a mask or face covering. 
  • All persons on campus must wear a mask while outdoors when they cannot maintain a physical distance of two metres from others.


Given the high contagion level of Omicron, the virus can slip through single-layer cloth masks. It is now required that you wear a medical mask (disposable). Laurentian will have a supply of these masks at these locations:

  • Liaison
  • LU Hub
  • Library
  • Safety Ambassadors
  • Classrooms.
  • Recreation Center


Guidelines for mask removal to eat

You may also temporarily remove a Mask or Face Covering to receive services that require the removal of the Mask or Face Covering, to consume food or drink.

Masks or face coverings may be temporarily removed when eating or drinking in an area designated for dining. For staff, this includes a designated break space. For students, this includes campus dining areas. We ask that everyone adhere to the signage indicating social distancing requirements of these areas.