3.10 Campus Face Mask Policy

Title: Campus Face Mask Policy
Number: AP 3.10
Adopted: August 2020
Reviewed: January 2021
Revised: January 2021

Nicolet College Face Mask Policy

Given the community transmission of COVID-19, Nicolet College remains committed to providing a safe educational and work environment to protect the health of our students, employees, and others who visit our campus. Preventive measures and personal responsibilities for health and safety shall be communicated through Nicolet College email and posted on the College’s Coronavirus website. In addition, signage is posted within all buildings, and stand-up signage is placed in strategic locations on campus. The following policies are currently in effect and supersede all previous Nicolet College operation plans as they related to COVID-19. Nicolet College’s Face Mask Policy has been established to adhere with guidelines and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional information regarding Face Masks can be found by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Policy for Students

Every student entering a Nicolet College building or off-campus facility operated by the College is expected to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Any student who is found within a College building or off-campus facility operated by the College without a mask will be asked to wear a mask. If the student does not have a mask, the College will provide a mask as long as supplies are available. Masks must be worn to remain within a College building or off-campus facility operated by the College unless the individual is younger than 2 years of age, has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, or has sensory, cognitive, or behavioral issues. Any student who refuses to comply with this policy, and who is unable to claim an “exempt” status under CDC guidelines, will be asked to leave the premises. Students who refuse to comply with the College’s mask policy will be advised of the available options for remote instruction or other program delivery methods – if available – that may offer them the ability to remain active in their course of study.

Policy for Employees

All employees entering a Nicolet College building or off-campus facility operated by the College are expected to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Any employee who is found within a College building or off-campus facility operated by the College without a mask will be asked to wear a mask. If the employee does not have a mask, the College will provide a mask as long as supplies are available. Masks must be worn to remain within a College building or off-campus facility operated by the College unless the employee is working alone within an enclosed space or office, conducting a lecture or presentation (as long as all other occupants of the room are properly wearing masks and maintaining six-feet of physical distancing), has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, or has sensory, cognitive, or behavioral issues.