Guidance From President Young On Face Coverings

June 9, 2020, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Dear Aggie Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors,

As announced, we are in full execution mode this summer to return in the fall. Committees, including one on face-coverings, have been hard at work to help make this possible. I am announcing a face-covering policy, effective Monday, June 15.

Face coverings (cloth face covering, surgical mask, etc.) must be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) on Texas A&M University campuses in the following areas:

  • Indoor public areas on campus, except where marked, even if you are alone. This includes all non-private office or residential spaces, such as: lobbies, restrooms, classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, common spaces in residence halls, conference rooms, and break rooms;
  • Outdoor spaces where six feet or more of physical distancing is difficult to reliably maintain;
  • We recommend individuals have at least three face coverings available to use throughout the week in order to begin each day with a new or cleaned face covering;
  • Exceptions to the policy will be granted on a case-by-case basis as outlined in the policy and FAQs.

Please take time to review the face-covering requirements policy* and FAQs*. If, after reviewing these documents, you have additional questions, then email questions to facecovering@tamu.edu.

Thank you for your vital role in adhering to this policy during these unusual times. Take care of each other and those most vulnerable, Aggies!

Sincerely,

Michael K. Young
President

* Link no longer exists and has been removed