Face Coverings and Accessibility Considerations
UNIVERSITY FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the use of face coverings is strongly encouraged at all of our campuses in Arizona, especially during group activities in indoor settings.
Visit UArizona's Face Coverings page for detailed information regarding locations where face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status, and guidance for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals.
Examples of acceptable face coverings include, but are not limited to, cloth face masks, disposable face masks, surgical style cloth masks, and gaiter style face coverings. A face shield alone (e.g. a face shield without a shroud or a mask) is not a substitute for a cloth or disposable face covering. Please also review the CDC Guidelines for Masks.
All campus community members are expected to comply with face covering requirements. If you are concerned about wearing a face covering on the basis of your disability, potentially related to anxiety, hearing loss, breathing or dexterity issues, please consider the use of a clear mask or another option that offers a different design and promotes effective ease of use.
If you do not believe any face covering option will work for you based on your disability, please contact DRC to discuss a potential accommodation. Before exploring an accommodation to this requirement, DRC staff will talk with you about the range of effective face coverings detailed below.
Students Questions: Please contact the DRC at DRCemail@example.com or call 520-621-3268.
Employee Questions: Please contact Workplace Access at DRCfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Face Coverings Accessibility Considerations
|Face Covering Design||Picture||Description||Accessibility Considerations|
|Disposable face mask||Manufactured non-woven material 3 ply filter with elastic loops that covers nose and mouth.||Consider if thicker cloth masks cause difficulty breathing.|
|Gaiter style fabric face mask||Homemade or manufactured tube of stretchy fabric that can be pulled over the full face.||Consider if dexterity is a concern. Must wear a gaiter with two layers, or fold it to make two layers, per CDC.|
|Clear mask||Mask with face visibility.||Consider when ability to view the speaker's mouth is necessary (e.g., need to have the ability to read lips).|
|Shrouded face shield||
|Clear plastic shrouded face shield with hospital grade cloth below the shield tightened around chin.||Consider when ability to view the speaker's mouth is necessary or when other face covering designs cause difficulty breathing or anxiety.|