AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – UMass-Amherst is clarifying their latest recommendation on mask wearing on campus after some confusion about what is being expected.
According to a news release sent to 22News from UMass, the school has asked students and staff to use a high-grade mask, but does not require, the use of a high grade mask.
The university’s guidance states: “Face coverings are required in all campus buildings regardless of vaccination status. We strongly urge you to use a high-grade mask, such as KN95, KF94, or N95, or double-mask. Cloth masks should be used only when double masking with a close-fitting surgical mask underneath. While UMass Amherst community members are expected to supply their own masks, the university recently placed a large order for KN95 masks, which will be available to faculty, staff and students who are not able to obtain their own.”
The university has a page on their website dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 protocols on campus.