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Community face masks

Keeping our UNB community safe is a shared responsibility. We will rely on each other to maintain a healthy community by taking simple actions such as physical distancing, wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and covering coughs and sneezes.

We will continue to follow New Brunswick Public Health advice and direction as we transition through the phases of Green on New Brunswick’s path to opening.

UNB face mask guidelines

In addition to the many steps and precautions UNB is taking to protect our campuses, physical distancing 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 maintain a 2-metre physical distance and properly wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces in UNB buildings. This includes hallways, elevators, lobbies, classrooms, washrooms and other common use areas.
  • 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 and a 2-metre distance from others is maintained.

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

Conference rooms and teaching spaces

Classrooms and facilities have been set up to ensure 2-metre physical distancing between individuals when they are seated. Chairs are not to be moved or relocated within the room and individuals are to sit only in the chairs that have been identified or marked. The following guidelines may be implemented under the Yellow alert level:

  • In conference rooms and teaching spaces that accommodate 10 or fewer people, masks may be removed if everyone is stationary and 2-metre physical distancing between individuals is maintained.
  • In classrooms where the new one-metre guideline has been implemented, masks must be kept on at all times, even when seated.
  • In a group of more than 10: Instructors are permitted to remove their mask when teaching in front of the classroom if they are at a physical distance of more than 2 metres from the first row of students. This distance will be clearly indicated in classrooms.

The use of masks will be continuously assessed and reviewed with changes to our approach communicated.