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Community Standards

COVID-19 Gold Mask

Wear Your Face Covering

Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Effective August 6, 2021:

  • Due to the prevalence of the highly transmissible Delta Variant, face coverings must be worn universally indoors for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless an individual is in an isolated space. This requirement will continue to be reevaluated as public health guidance evolves throughout the surge associated with the Delta Variant.
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended in any other setting in which people are in close contact.
COVID-19 Physical Distance

Keep Your Distance

Avoid close contact by maintaining physical distance from others.
Physical distancing modifications have been made to on-campus housing, on-campus dining facilities, classrooms, common areas and study spaces, where possible.

COVID-19 Wash Hands

Wash Your Hands

Maintain good personal hygiene by washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol.

COVID-19 Self-screening

Monitor Your Health

Conduct a daily self-screening to assess for symptoms, stay home when sick, and seek medical care if needed. 

ll USM faculty, staff and students are required to self-screen each day for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming onto any University property or going to class.