Face Mask and Hand Sanitizer to be Provided Soon

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

All students, faculty, and staff in Minneapolis and Rochester soon will receive one face mask. Those in Minneapolis also will receive one personal hand sanitizer in time for the beginning of the fall semester. Hand sanitizer refill stations will be located at Minneapolis campus building entrances. Classes start September 2. Effective July 25, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz mandated face coverings be worn in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses, as well as outdoors when physical distancing is not possible to maintain. All students, staff, faculty, and visitors must wear face coverings in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Outdoors, this means anytime you are within 6’ of other people, you must be wearing a face covering. Indoors, this means the only places you may be without a face covering on campus is alone within your personal office (or students within their residential unit), or in dining spaces while eating or drinking. We recommend having multiple face coverings (3-5 or more cloth coverings is ideal) that you keep in convenient places—your car, office, and in your bag/backpack. Using cloth coverings enables you to wash them regularly so you always have a clean face covering available.