Face Covering Policy

Facial Coverings for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Interim Public Health Recommendations for fully vaccinated People. Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most non-health care settings.

Bradley University is lifting its mask mandate for those who are fully vaccinated and physically present on Bradley’s campus to be consistent with State of Illinois and CDC recommendations. The exception is for academic classes and on-campus residential locations, which is outlined below.

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’re required to continue wearing a mask while on Bradley’s campus. You’re considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 14 days after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Bradley continues to encourage members of the campus community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Classroom Mask Guidelines

Bradley will continue to require masks in classroom settings during the summer academic sessions for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC continues to recommend masks for students, faculty, and staff in most higher education settings.

Residential Living Guidelines

Students residing on-campus must continue to follow university guidelines and do not need to wear a mask when in their private residence. However, all on-campus residential students are asked to wear a mask in the common areas inside their residential location.

Masks are required in the OLLI and Safety Cruiser vans.

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.