In consideration of a resolution recently adopted by the State Board of Higher Education and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayville State University is requiring that all individuals on Mayville State University property or participating in official university events wear face coverings to contain potentially contaminated droplets while indoors.
Masks or Cloth Face Coverings
- Your mask should cover nose and fit securely under chin.
- You should wear a clean mask daily.
- When removing, remove from ears and fold the outside corners together (contaminated side should fold together), and then store in paper bag when not in use. This allows for air flow, but creates a barrier for germs accumulating on the clean side of the mask.
Face shields are good for use as an added layer of protection when wearing a mask, but they are not recommended for use as a substitute for wearing a mask.
- A face shield is primarily used for eye protection for the person wearing it. At this time, it is not known what level of protection a face shield provides to people nearby from the spray of respiratory droplets from the wearer. There is currently not enough evidence to support the effectiveness of face shields for source control. Therefore, CDC does not currently recommend use of face shields as a substitute for masks.
- However, wearing a mask may not be feasible in every situation for some people for example, people who are deaf or hard of hearing—or those who care for or interact with a person who is hearing impaired. Here are some considerations for individuals who must wear a face shield instead of a mask:
- Although evidence on face shields is limited, the available data suggest that the following face shields may provide better source control than others:
- Face shields that wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face and extend below the chin.
- Hooded face shields.
- Face shield wearers should wash their hands before and after removing the face shield and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth when removing it.
- Disposable face shields should only be worn for a single use and disposed of according to manufacturer instructions.
- Reusable face shields should be cleaned and disinfected after each use according to manufacturer instructions or by following CDC face shield cleaning instructions .
- Plastic face shields for newborns and infants are NOT recommended.