In an effort to advance a culture of wellness while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on a Cowley College campus or location, all students, staff, faculty and campus guests will be required to wear face coverings while on college property effective Monday.
Face coverings can be in the form of masks, scarfs, face-shields, etc., so the spread of infectious disease is mitigated. The effectiveness of face coverings is furthered by maintaining social distancing and practicing good hygiene.
College employees will not need to wear a face covering in their typical work area while not directly interacting with the public in face-to-face exchanges.
Individuals who have medically documented reasons for not being able to wear face covering options will need to have the documentation on file with the college’s office of academic affairs or human resources.
Students or employees who are engaged in a physically strenuous activity, but are only in close proximity to those deemed a family unit will not need a face covering. For example, athletic teams are deemed family units because the athletes spend a significant amount of their daily hours in close proximity.
Cowley is dedicated to the safety of students, faculty and staff. View the Cowley COVID-19 Response Plan and all COVID-19 updates at www.cowley.edu/covid-19/index.html.