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Sanitization 101: Face coverings


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This article is part of the university's Sanitization 101 Series, providing the DePaul community with in-depth information on the university's COVID-19 precautions, preparations and tips on how to Take Care DePaul. 

Taking care of one another is core to DePaul's Vincentian mission. One simple, but critical, way to do this during the ongoing pandemic is to wear a face covering. It protects others in case you are infected with COVID-19 but don't have symptoms and helps slow the spread of the virus.

Whether it's DePaul branded, leopard print or your favorite sports team's mascot, every member of the DePaul community is required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times on DePaul grounds. This includes all indoor and outdoor spaces such as restrooms, benches and common areas.

To wear a face covering correctly, please follow these simple instructions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Wash your hands
  • Place the covering over your nose and mouth, and secure it under your chin
  • Make sure it fits snugly against each side of your face
  • Ensure you can breathe easily

Please note that face shields are not an acceptable substitute for a face covering. However, if you'd prefer, you can wear a face shield in addition to a face covering.

For more information about face coverings, visit the CDC website. Also, take a moment to review and commit to the DePaul Community's Health and Safety Pledge, and regularly visit the Return to Campus website for more information, guidance and resources on the university's COVID-19 efforts.  

Thank you for taking care of each other. We're all in this together.