Skip to main content

Saint Louis University Header Logo Center

Menu Search & Directory

COVID-Prevention Face Masks Required to be Worn on Campus

In accordance with the City Health Commissioner’s Order #8, which became effective on May 18, 2020, and with the latest guidance from the state and CDC, the University has instituted an interim policy that requires face masks to be worn on campus, with limited exceptions, summarized below.

Whether you are working, studying, living, relaxing at or visiting north campus, south campus, the law school and non-clinical settings of SLUCare, a face mask must be worn. A face mask also must be worn in all common areas of our residence halls, including hallways, restrooms and dining facilities, and on our shuttles. 

Employees who are working alone in enclosed, private workspaces — not cubicles or shared workspaces — and students who are alone in their University-assigned housing units are free to remove their face masks. Of course, a mask may be removed when you are showering in a locker room or communal shower facility, or eating in a campus dining facility or restaurant. 

A mask is not required when you are outdoors and 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained with reasonable assurance or predictability. 

All units and divisions have provided cloth face masks to their essential, non-clinical staff who are already working on campus. 

Other staff, faculty and students who are visiting campus (picking up a delivery, for example), and students who are living on campus should wear a cloth face mask of their own, provided it meets CDC standards

As plans are implemented this summer to gradually return staff and faculty to campus, more cloth face masks will be made available 

The University expects that face masks will continue to be required to be worn by community members throughout the fall semester, including in classrooms and labs. Cloth face masks will be made available at that time to all students, staff and faculty.

Related: Facilities Services Return-to-Campus Efforts