Personal Protection and Hygiene

Face Masks

Face masks are proven to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a face mask while on Hawkeye’s campus or at any of Hawkeye’s centers.

Face coverings must either be a cloth mask or a disposable mask. Students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to provide their own face masks. One will be provided if needed.

Face masks must be worn at all times, when inside and outside. Individuals working alone in an office or in a cubicle that meets physical distancing requirements or outside alone in their own space do not have to wear a mask. If someone enters your space or you leave it, you need to wear a mask.

Students will not be able to attend class or labs without the proper face mask.

Employees failing to comply with the face mask requirement may be subject to disciplinary action.

Individuals with a medical condition or a disability may request a face mask exemption. Employees should contact Human Resource Services and students should contact the Student Accessibility Coordinator.

Hawkeye has a limited supply of masks available for guests and students at building entrances. Masks will also be available from the following locations:

  • Hawkeye Center Receptionist
  • Student Success Specialists
  • Public Safety
  • Student Health Clinic
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Library
  • Student Services

Hawkeye faculty and staff can now order KN95 masks from Central Supply. See Proper Care of KN95 Masks.

Everyone is encouraged to help enforce the wearing of face masks. If an individual refuses to wear a face mask, they may be asked to leave campus by Public Safety.

Hand Washing and Sanitizing

Frequent hand washing is known to help stop the spread of viruses like COVID-19.

Employees and students are expected to frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching common surfaces.

Employees and students may also use a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if washing their hands in soap and water is not an option.

Hand-sanitizer, cleaning products, and gloves are available for individual offices and classrooms and will be available through central supply.

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