The University System of Georgia (USG) has just published additional guidance on the wearing of face coverings in response to recent updates by the CDC, which applies to all campuses at Middle Georgia State University. The USG’s revised face covering guidance is as follows:
Use of Face Coverings
Effective July 15, 2020, University System of Georgia (USG) institutions will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing.
Face coverings are not required in one’s own dorm room or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room, or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met.
Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.
MGA will update the Workplace and Health Safety Plan and the Return to Campus Plan with the revised information. Additionally, we will provide guidance on the availability of face coverings for our faculty, staff and students by the end of the week.
We felt it was important to get this information out to you as quickly as possible so you may plan accordingly. Please watch your email for additional information in the next few days.