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EHS Publishes New Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings

May 7, 2020

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has released new guidance based on information published by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of April 27, 2020.

Based on a review of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 122 and CDC recommendations, the University is requiring all staff and students to wear a face covering or mask in the following locations and when conducting certain activities:

  • All retail stores, such as the U-store
  • All campus dining units
  • Tiger Transit
  • Construction/renovation projects. This applies to all University employees who work on projects. Office of Capital Projects managers must also ensure that all contractor personnel wear face coverings.
  • During work activities requiring two or more people to come within 6 feet of one another for short periods of time. If work does not allow for staying at least 6 feet from other people, contact EHS to review the operations and recommend protective measures.

Departments can request face coverings for their employees by emailing EHS will assess the request and notify of details regarding pickup or delivery. EHS will provide face coverings only if ordered on behalf of a department.

For complete information, including a full list of precautions and how to care for face coverings, visit the EHS website.

For helpful benefits, well-being, work-related, and other information, refer to the HR Coronavirus Resources for Employees webpage.
For interim benefits updates, refer to Benefits Updates During COVID-19.
For current learning opportunities, refer to Learning & Development Updates During COVID-19.
For various time off benefits available, refer to Time Off Options for Staff Due to COVID-19.