CORONAVIRUS, SAFETY PRECAUTIONS & TESTING
Face Mask/Covering Protocol
Masks or face coverings may slow the spread of COVID-19 transmission.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in their household. Learn more HERE.
- Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker has signed an executive order requiring everyone over the age of 2 to wear a face-covering in public places where they may not be able to stay six feet away from other people. Learn more HERE
All Bristol Community College students, faculty, and staff must wear face masks/coverings to assist in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
Masks/face coverings must be worn properly at all times while on college premises.
- Mask/face covering must cover both the nose and mouth.
- Mask/face coverings are the individual’s responsibility to provide for themselves, and it is recommended that individuals carry an extra mask while on campus.
- Should the mask/face covering lose its integrity or a loss of the mask/covering entirely prevent it from being worn, extra face masks will be made available by the college for those who need them in Bristol’s Campus Police or Health Services Offices free of charge.
- Accommodations to mask/face covering requirements will be made for those for whom it is not possible due to medical condition/s, disability impact, or other health or safety factors.
- Face shields may be an option for those with medical or other challenges who are unable to wear mask/face coverings.
- Transparent mask/face coverings are an alternative for those who require an accommodation, and for faculty to student communication.
If there is a specific reason why a student is not able to wear a mask/face covering, an accommodation from this policy may be granted. Accommodation requests shall be submitted to Gia Sanchez, Diversity & Title IX Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, all Bristol Community College students, faculty, and staff reserve the right to request that students and other community members wear a mask/face covering if they are not wearing one.