UNM Will Require Medical-grade Masks For Students, Staff

From KOB-TV:

Effective Jan. 18, the University of New Mexico will require that medical or health grade masks be worn on campus.

University officials said students, staff and faculty should wear three-ply or better medical/health procedure masks (ASTM Type 1, 2 or 3 or better). “Given the significant rise in cases and the apparent increased contagiousness of the omicron variant, we’re following the latest advice from scientific experts and asking to upgrade to a more protective type of mask,” UNM President Garnett S. Stokes wrote in a campus-wide message. “We are continuing to take a data-driven, evidence-based approach to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our campuses and across our community.”

Cloth masks may be worn on top of the required medical or health grade masks, but cloth masks cannot be worn alone.


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