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Emergency Notification

Face Masks

Cal State LA’s face mask requirements are in compliance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear an appropriate face mask over the nose and mouth while on campus.

Please wear a surgical mask or higher level PPE, such as an N95, KN95, or KF94. Surgical masks and higher-level PPE offer greater protection than cloth masks. Do not use masks that have valves, vents, or holes. Exception: The CDC states that a NIOSH-certified N95 respirator with an exhalation valve can be used.

Faculty and staff are now required to wear surgical masks or higher-level PPE such as N95 respirators or KN95 and KF94 masks on campus. This change is required by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Surgical masks are available for students, faculty, and staff in dispensers located in buildings throughout campus, often near main entrances, stairwells, or on various floors. The dispensers also offer hand sanitizer.

N95 respirators are available to faculty and staff upon request. You can request an N95 respirator on the Risk Management and EHS website using the N95 Respirator Request Form (Online). Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as clear-panel masks and gloves, are available for those who have job responsibilities necessitating use. Should you need these items, please contact your resource manager.

Faculty can contact their college resource managers, dean or associate dean to get required personal protective equipment, including masks.

Masks are required indoors and are strongly recommended outdoors for those attending outdoor meetings, activities, and events on campus if attendees are not able to distance, if there is crowding, or if the activity creates a higher risk for transmission (e.g., singing, shouting, chanting, or playing woodwind instruments).

It is recommended to have more than one mask readily available so that a dirty face mask can be easily replaced with a clean one. When you are out, carry a spare mask and hand sanitizer. If your mask gets damp or wet, replace it with a clean dry one.