As students, faculty and staff adjust to life back on the College of Charleston campus, President Andrew T. Hsu wants to remind the campus community that face coverings are required at all times while on campus.
“I want to thank our campus community for continuing to abide by our requirements for face coverings and social distancing,” says Hsu. “However, we are still seeing and getting reports of isolated incidents of people not wearing face coverings on campus. This is unacceptable. Face coverings are required at all times on campus – both indoors and outdoors.”
Unless you are absolutely certain that you can maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people, you must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times while on campus.
“There are very few exceptions to this rule,” says Hsu. “When in doubt, you should have a face covering on.”
Exceptions to wearing a face covering include:
- If you are in your assigned, on-campus residence hall space.
- If you are actively eating. Please note that wearing a face covering and social distancing will be required in dining halls.
Even if you are alone and not near other people, you must still have a face covering with you and be prepared to put it on immediately if other people come near you. The College has created an online form where members of the campus community can report individuals not complying with CofC’s requirements to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
Appropriate use of face masks or coverings is critical in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, and having a safe and successful fall 2020 semester with in-person classes.