Face Coverings and Masks

USU asks that students, employees, and visitors wear masks inside buildings at all campuses and locations to help keep university classes, events, and activities happening in person this fall.

On the Logan campus, passengers on the Aggie Shuttle are required to wear masks. This is in accordance with a CDC requirement for masks on any public conveyance in the U.S. 

As of July 2021, the CDC recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings in high COVID-19 transmission areas, even if you have been fully vaccinated. This includes most of Utah.

Face coverings include cloth masks, gaiters, and bandanas that are worn over both the nose and mouth. Cloth face coverings should be laundered routinely. Disposable face masks should only be worn for one day before disposing.

Evidence Supporting the Use of Face Coverings

The best available science demonstrates that, if everyone wore face coverings, it would reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over the age of two wear a face covering when in public or interacting with those from different households. 

Research shows that an individual sick with COVID-19 is infectious several days before they even develop symptoms, which could lead to significant transmission. There is also concern that many people who are infected with COVID-19 do not know they are ill. Masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. For this reason, wearing a face covering or mask that covers both the nose and mouth is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to stop the spread of COVID-19.