Face Coverings

Face Covering Policy

Updated face covering policy 8/10/2020: All employees, students, contractors, and visitors on Rice’s campus must cover their mouth and nose with a cloth face cover. This is an important precaution to protect others — you may have the virus and not know it because you have no symptoms. Thus, everyone on campus is required to wear a cloth face cover as defined by the CDC and as delineated below:


Indoors – Face-coverings must be worn indoors at all times except:

  • When you’re in your own residential dorm suite.
  • When you’re alone in your own enclosed office, used only by you.
  • If you are faculty providing classroom instruction and you choose to substitute an alternate protective barrier, such as a face shield (you must stay at least six feet away from others).
  • When you’re eating or drinking, but you must stay at least six feet away from others

Outdoors -- Face-coverings must be worn outdoors at all times except:

  • When you’re alone in your vehicle.
  • When you’re eating or drinking, but you must stay at least six feet away from others

Wear a Mask