Face coverings must be worn by all students on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings (e.g., elevators, common workspaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc.). Appropriate use of face coverings (disposable, cloth, or other types) is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not show symptoms or feel sick.
Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing.
Otis College reserves the right to ask anyone to leave campus immediately if they do not have a face covering or refuse to wear a face mask/covering. Safety and Security will be able to provide face coverings if someone does not have one.
If a student refuses to wear a face mask/covering or is not in possession of one in your classroom/studio, please follow these steps:
If students are unable to wear a face-covering due to health reasons, please refer them to Student Health and Wellness Center to discuss this more in detail.
Inevitably, students may face situational difficulties (relationship issues, death of a family, acute stressors, etc.) during their college career that can be addressed with targeted attention through counseling, advising, or other intervention options. Mental health on college campuses is of significant concern, and something many students face while working hard to function at a high level.
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