Facial coverings must be worn by every employee and student not working alone. Someone is considered to be working alone when they’re isolated from interaction with other people and have little or no expectation of in-person interruption.
YVC requires all individuals to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Example of working alone:
- A person by themselves inside an office with 4 walls and a door.
- A lone worker inside of a cubicle with 4 walls (one with an opening for an entryway) that are high enough to block the breathing zone of anyone walking by, and whose work activity will not require anyone to come inside of the cubicle.
All employees on campus must wear masks at all times in any communal space, whether or not anyone else is present (this includes hallways, bathrooms, workrooms, lunchrooms, etc.
Employees and students are allowed to provide their own face coverings and have the leeway to decide which type of face covering is appropriate for the type of work they are doing. If you are not able to provide a face covering, the college will provide one for you.
The Department of Labor & Industries has provided guidance on the type of face coverings recommended based on the “risk associated” with the work being done, and this information is available, at COVID-19 Face Covering.
To request a face covering, please contact your supervisor. if you are not able to wear a face covering, please contact Human Resources.