UMD provides additional information on face covering policies

All University of Maryland students and employees will be provided with two face coverings to help limit the spread of the coronavirus on campus, the university announced Monday. 

Students living on the campus will receive their face coverings when they move into their dorms and apartments. Those living off-campus can pick them up from their apartment complexes or at various tent booths across the campus, according to a campuswide email sent Monday.

Disposable face coverings will also be available across the campus. 

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Face coverings should be worn indoors and outdoors, especially when around other people, according to the email. They must also be worn when using public transportation such as Shuttle-UM. 

In addition to providing masks, the university also issued guidance against using clear plastic face shields without a face covering. Face coverings with exhalation ports or valves are also not allowed, according to the email.

The university encouraged everyone to carry at least two face coverings with them at all times. All students are also required to complete an online training course on how to stay healthy and do their part to limit the spread of the virus.

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