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Mandatory Non-Medical Mask or Face Covering

To the University of Windsor Campus Community

In an effort to further support the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students, effective Monday, July 27, 2020, the University of Windsor will require all employees, students, visitors and contractors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when entering  all campus buildings and in common spaces where physical distancing may be difficult (entrances, exits, hallways, stairwells, lounges, washrooms and elevators).

A COVID-19 mandatory non-medical mask policy has been approved and will become effective Monday, July 27, 2020.  This policy further supports the Windsor Essex County Health Unit’s order which requires that face coverings be worn in commercial establishments and the recommendations by the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada for individuals to wear face coverings in situations where physical distancing (spatial separation of individuals by at least two metres) is difficult to maintain.

The policy can be found at

Faculties, departments and office units that currently have staff, faculty or students on campus can contact the Chemical Control Centre to arrange for the pickup of masks for their area.  Requests can be made through the Chemical Control Centre by emailing  In the coming months, additional information will be provided on the campus wide distribution of masks.

Information regarding how to properly wear, remove and care for masks and face coverings can be found following the links below.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and the resumption of activities on campus, please visit the University of Windsor Coronavirus webpage at and the resumption of activity website at

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and commitment to keeping our University of Windsor community safe.



Rita LaCivita, BA, BComm, CHRL

Vice-President, Human Resources