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Returning to UWF: Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly urges you to wear face coverings to help protect those around you from COVID-19. The virus spreads primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or raises their voice. The simple act of wearing a face covering helps prevent the spread of the virus.

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If you are not already wearing a face covering, begin now and encourage others to start wearing one while in public settings.

The University has developed a “How to Properly Wear a Face Covering” video to show the proper use of face coverings.

Visit UWF Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for messages from your fellow peers, faculty and staff on why they wear a face covering.

Face Covering Guidelines

At all UWF locations, a disposable or cloth face covering is required inside all shared indoor spaces and in outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

  • Shared indoor spaces including classrooms, laboratories, hallways, shared offices, open offices, restrooms, conference rooms, lobbies and lounge areas, retail spaces, museums, libraries and dining facilities. Anyone using a dining facility should cover their face until they sit down to eat and then put the face-covering back on immediately after.
  • Face coverings may be removed when inside of a private building space, such as a single-use office or residence hall room.

UWF will provide one reusable cloth face covering and a bottle of hand sanitizer for every student and employee. Information will be forthcoming about where students can pick up these items.

For more information or to read the Fall 2020 Returning to UWF plan in its entirety, visit