February 21, 2021
Dear Heritage University Community,
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has posted new guidelines around the use of masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Going forward, we are asking that individuals coming onto campus wear a mask that fits snugly against the face without gaps and covers the mouth and nose completely. This is especially important while individuals are indoors and around others. Double masking, while not required, can also help prevent the spread of the virus. Neck gaiters made of polyester or spandex, bandanas, and masks with valves or vents have been proven by studies to be less or ineffective against preventing the spread of the virus. Thus, these masks are not acceptable for use while on campus.
Masking up is not a substitute for social distancing. In areas, such as the library and café, no more than two individuals may occupy a large table at one time. Additionally, consuming food and drinks requires the removal of a mask. Therefore, food must be consumed in the Café to ensure facilities staff can properly disinfect areas after each use. Food may also be consumed in a personal vehicle or closed office space.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus safe.