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UNB face mask guidelines

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

COVID Alert Level 1 or lower: Two or three-layer cloth (UNB branded masks) or general disposable masks may only be used in Level 1 or lower when transmission levels are low.

COVID Alert Level 2 or higher: During times when transmission levels are high within the greater community, medical-grade masks (surgical, N95 and KN95) are required on UNB campuses. Cloth masks are not permitted on campus in Level 2 or higher.

Face masks must be worn:

  • In the presence of others, in common areas and shared spaces.
  • In all indoor public spaces in UNB buildings and maintain physical distancing when possible.
  • While transitioning between classes, offices and travelling through common spaces indoors.
  • Outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Face masks may be removed:

  • If you are the sole occupant of an individual office.
  • Between sips and bites in a designated space while remaining seated.

Conference rooms and teaching spaces

  • Masks must be worn in all conference rooms and teaching spaces regardless of the number of occupants.
  • Instructors may remove their mask when teaching in front of the classroom and only when physical distancing is possible. Plexiglass barriers will remain in place.
  • In conference rooms, masks must be worn at all times even when speaking.
  • Eating and drinking are not permitted in conference rooms and teaching spaces.

Specific requirements may change according to the most current GNB COVID alert levels.