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All Augsburg faculty, staff, and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on university property, as required by an executive order from MN Gov. Tim Walz that went into effect July 24. Facilities Management already has made masks available to critical staff, faculty, and resident students on campus. In addition, the university has placed a large order for reusable, adjustable, customized cloth masks that will arrive in mid-August. A variety of Augsburg-specific designs will be available for Augsburg community members in Minneapolis and Rochester, and individuals can opt to receive one mask free of charge as we enter the new academic year.
A key benefit of purchasing the masks in bulk was Augsburg’s ability to negotiate a lower price per piece for a higher quality mask, thereby using university resources responsibly. The mask designs feature Augsburg‘s maroon and gray brand colors, logo, and spirit marks. Augsburg community members should not pursue purchasing additional face coverings using university funds without first consulting with Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing. Please send questions or comments about the centralized mask order to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Bryan Massich at email@example.com to receive a mask from Facilities before the bulk order arrives.