Mask Guidelines

Everyone coming to Harper College’s campus must wear a face mask over their nose and mouth when they are inside buildings. Masks are not required outdoors on campus when 6-foot social distancing can be maintained. We wear masks to protect others. Working together, we can ensure a safe environment for all.

Disposable masks are available in most offices on campus.

How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

Illustration shows the proper way to wear a mask: over the nose, mouth and chin.

  • Masks must fit snugly and be worn over nose, mouth and chin. 
  • Neck gaiters and valved masks are not allowed.

For more information, see "How to Properly Wear a Facemask" (Johns Hopkins University).

A student may be asked to leave a classroom or building if they are not properly wearing a mask. Students may also be referred to Student Conduct if they do not follow the mask wearing guidelines.

Special Circumstances

  • Employees may take off their masks if they are in their office and are alone.
  • You may briefly remove your mask when actively eating or drinking.
  • Anyone coming to campus must wear a mask, unless they have a medical reason or disability that prevents them from doing so. Students seeking an accommodation must contact the dean of students prior to coming to campus:

Mary Kay Harton

Employees seeking additional guidance for monitoring mask wearing may visit HIP.

Last Updated: 8/25/21