University Face Covering Policy

July 15, 2020

While keeping a physical distance of at least six feet from other people, practicing good hygiene measures (e.g., frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, covering coughs and sneezes), and staying home when ill are the best-known protections against COVID-19, wearing a face covering that covers the nose and mouth can help protect you and others. 

In order to help ensure the health and safety of the Seattle University campus community and the public, face coverings are required to be worn on campus at Seattle U:  

  • Indoors when other people are present; this includes common areas, such as classrooms, hallways, stairways, restrooms and elevators
  • Outdoors when keeping a six-foot distance from others may not be possible 

This requirement is in accordance with federal and state workplace safety requirements and with state and local public health directives. The policy is in effect until otherwise communicated.

Read the university’s full policy on face coverings, which includes information on exemptions and enforcement as well as resources.