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COVID-19 Interim Face Covering Protocol

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance for wearing cloth face coverings when in public spaces to obtain essential goods or services as an additional tool to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Face coverings are not intended to be a replacement of other evidence-based measures for preventing illness, including frequent hand washing; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and practicing physical distancing, especially by staying at home.

To comply with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Safer at Home Order Pepperdine University is now requiring University Critical Support Personnel interacting with others to wear face coverings. Additionally, individuals coming to a University campus should wear a face covering to comply with the orders.

Face Covering Distribution

The University will issue one face covering to Critical Support Personnel or students still living on the Malibu campus. Each individual is responsible for the appropriate care and wearing of the covering. The University is offering two different types of face coverings, bandanas, and neck gaiters. Instructions for how each type of face covering should be worn correctly are below. Department supervisors may pick up face coverings from the University Warehouse for Critical Support Personnel, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Other University community members interested in acquiring a face covering from the Warehouse or those unable to visit the Warehouse to pick up their covering due to their work being required at a graduate campus should contact emergencyservices@pepperdine.edu for assistance.

How to Properly Wear A Face Covering

Putting On A Face Covering
Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before applying face covering. Try to touch the inside and outside of the face covering as little as possible. Wash hands after applying the face covering. Once the face covering is in place, do not touch the outside or slip fingers under it (to scratch nose or to adjust). Wash hands or use hand sanitizer after inadvertently touching the face covering. Do NOT place the face covering around your neck to blow your nose, eat, etc.


How to Properly Wear A Bandana Face Covering

no sew bandana mask instructions

Source: The Times of India  

How to Properly Wear a Neck Gaiter


Removing A Face Covering
To safely remove the face covering: first wash hands or use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching the outside or inside of the mask as much as possible. Remove it by using the ties and gently pull away from your face. Do not shake it.

Washing Face Coverings
Do not use a face covering more than one day without washing it. Launder face coverings by gently placing in washing machine (using ties or by not touching the face mask as much as possible) and using as hot a water temperature as possible for the material used OR wash by hand in a sink after gently placing to soak in hot, soapy water. Wash hands after handling pre-washed face coverings.