Coronavirus Information:
Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.

Face Covering Policy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state health officials recommend wearing cloth face coverings to slow the spread and transmission of the virus.

The entire Bradley family is required to wear face coverings over both the nose and mouth at all times whether inside or outside with appropriate distancing while on campus or in the near off-campus area. The only time a face covering isn’t required for employees is when alone in their office. The only time students don't have to wear a mask is when in their sleeping room. Exceptions apply to students living in an apartment or house (not Greek Life); they don’t have to wear face coverings in common areas. The university has provided each student and employee with one Bradley-branded mask, or you can wear your own. The Bradley Bookstore also has masks for sale.  

Bradley will make appropriate accommodations for those who shouldn’t wear masks to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Employees who need this accommodation should send their request to buhr@bradley.edu. Your request should provide appropriate medical documentation or reference to previously submitted documentation.

Members of the university community and guests on campus must carry masks at all times. The CDC website includes additional details on cloth face coverings, e.g., how to create, wear and care for them. The face mask is not a substitute for physical distancing.

Face shields

The CDC doesn’t recommend using face shields for normal everyday activities or as a substitute for cloth face coverings. They do recommend wearing face shields in conjunction with a cloth face covering.

Guidance for putting on a face mask (reusable or disposable)

  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer before handling the face covering.
  • Ensure the mask fits over your nose and under your chin, and secure it in place.
  • Avoid touching your face or any part of the mask while wearing it.

Guidance for taking off a face mask (reusable or disposable)

  • Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose or mouth, when removing the face covering. To do this, pull the mask away from the ears or untie the straps.
  • Wash your hands immediately after removing the face mask.

Guidance for storing, cleaning and caring for a face mask (reusable)

  • Keep masks stored in a bag when not in use.
  • Don’t use disposable masks for more than one day or if the mask becomes soiled, damaged or visibly contaminated. Clean your mask (use regular clothing detergent) after each use. Place disposable masks in the trash when you finish working.