COVID-19 Mask Guidelines

The university is following state and county requirements for the use of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) for students, faculty, staff, and visitors across all campus locations.

Mask Requirements

When combined with frequent and proper hand washing as well as social distancing, masks are one of the most effective means to reduce contagion of COVID-19.

Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required, at all University of La Verne campus locations, with some exceptions.

  • Masks are required in the following  locations/situations, in compliance with county guidelines.
    • Health Center at the La Verne Campus
    • For 10 days as a result of having tested positive for COVID (the day after testing positive is generally considered day 1).

No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in a university activity or entry to a building, classroom, or laboratory.

University community members are expected to demonstrate care and respect for an individual’s personal environment by complying with that individual’s reasonable request to wear a mask when visiting that individual’s private office space, residence hall room, or any other privately assigned space. University community members who are unable to comply with these requests are encouraged to consider virtual meeting options.

Where to get a mask

The university will make available medical grade or surgical quality masks to all employees. Employees may wear their own masks, as long as they meet state and county requirements.

Employees who are not fully vaccinated may request respirators from the university for voluntary use.

Disposable face coverings will be available at the Campus Safety Office, Abraham Campus Center, Wilson Library, and Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research for all individuals whose face coverings have been lost, forgotten, or broken.

How to wear a mask

Masks should be worn so that they cover the nose and mouth. Masks should generally conform to established standards of appropriate professional attire. For more information go to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website.

Employees who, for medical reasons, need an accommodation on wearing face coverings should contact Human Resources. Students should contact Student Health Services and Accessibility Services.

Failing to comply with face mask requirement

Any employee, student, or visitor not complying with any provision of this policy may be asked to leave campus. Any violation of this policy risks the health and safety of the university community and will be grounds for corrective or disciplinary action for employees and the disciplinary process for students.


The university is making the following PPE available to the campus community:

  • Medical grade or higher disposable face masks
  • Hand sanitizers and hand sanitizer stations
  • Disinfectant wipes

PPE will be made available at stations located throughout campus, including classrooms and communal locations.

Departmental managers can submit request for PPE using the Covid Inventory Request Form