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Community face masks

UNB takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. For this reason, the current face mask policy will continue until September 30, 2021. A thorough risk assessment will be conducted to determine if and how a gradual loosening of this policy will unfold.

The face mask policy applies to all faculty, staff and students regardless of your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated individuals must follow the face mask guidelines on campus.

UNB face mask guidelines

In addition to the many steps and precautions UNB is taking to protect our campuses, continuing to physical distance when possible and wearing a face mask will help keep our community and each other safe.

  • Non-medical face masks are required to be worn in the presence of others, in common areas and shared spaces.
  • Everyone must properly wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces in UNB buildings and are encouraged to maintain physical distancing when possible.
  • Face masks must be used while transitioning between classes, offices and travelling through common spaces indoors.
Face masks may be removed only if:
  • You are the sole occupant of an individual office.
  • When eating or drinking while remaining seated.
  • In closed areas or office settings that accommodate 10 or fewer people, masks may be removed if everyone is seated and physical distancing between individuals is maintained.

Conference rooms and teaching spaces

  • In classrooms of greater than 10 people, masks cannot be removed.
  • In conference rooms and teaching spaces that accommodate 10 or fewer people, masks may be removed if everyone is seated and physical distancing between individuals is maintained.
  • In a group of more than 10, instructors are permitted to remove their mask when teaching in front of the classroom and when physical distance is possible. Plexiglass barriers will remain in place.
  • Eating and drinking is not permitted in classrooms.