SIU to distribute masks for students at Mask and Meet event

By Staff Report, News Desk

SIU students will be able to pick up masks across campus starting Thursday. 

The masks will be available for pickup through students’ academic colleges at assigned locations on campus on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the Mask and Meet webpage

Each SIU student will be provided with one SIU-branded reusable mask, according to the SIU Saluki Safety webpage.

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“When you wear a mask, you are protecting yourself and others,” the page said. “Research shows that you are highly vulnerable to COVID-19 if you spend more than 15 minutes within 6 feet of an infected individual when you are not wearing masks.”

SIU is mandating masks be worn in all indoor public spaces regardless of the ability to maintain social distance. Indoor public places include spaces anyone can access, such as reception areas with walk-in access, lobbies of buildings and restrooms.

Masks are also required in all locations where multiple people are present and social distancing is variable or not possible, including offices and laboratories. 

“Masks are strongly recommended when outdoors on campus and are required outdoors when social distancing is not possible,” the page said.

Students living in the residence halls will be provided with a mask when they check in. Students living off-campus can pick up their masks at the Mask and Meet locations across campus.

Representatives from academic departments will be present at the Mask and Meet event to meet students. 

Locations for Mask and Meet are as follows: 

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College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences: Neckers breezeway, north entrance

College of Agricultural Sciences: Agriculture Building breezeway, front courtyard

College of Business and Analytics: Rehn Hall, west entrance (by the parking lot)

School of Education: Breezeway between Wham and Pulliam

College of Engineering: Engineering building, main entrance (off Lincoln Drive)

School of Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene, Health Care Management, Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Sciences, Health Administration, Health Informatics): Dental Hygiene Clinic entrance

School of Health Sciences (Communication Disorders and Sciences & Rehabilitation Institute): Rehn Hall, third floor

School of Human Sciences (only Exercise Science, Sports Administration, and Kinesiology): Outside of Davies Hall entrance

School of Human Sciences (Public Health, Recreation Professions, Social Work, Physical Education Teacher Education): Breezeway between Wham and Pulliam (distributed by School of Education)

School of Human Sciences (Food and Nutrition & Human Nutrition and Dietetics): Agriculture Building breezeway, front courtyard

Department of Aviation (Flight, Management, and Technologies): Transportation Education Center reception area

Department of Automotive Technology: Transportation Education Center, automotive parts store

School of Architecture (Architectural Studies, Fashion Design Merchandising, Interior Design, Architecture): Quigley Hall, main entrance

School of Justice and Public Safety (Paralegal Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Public Safety Management, Public Safety & Homeland Security Administration): Faner breezeway (distributed by COLA)

School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Behavior Analysis and Therapy): Faner breezeway (distributed by COLA)

College of Liberal Arts: North Faner breezeway

College of Mass Communication & Media Arts: Communications Building, main entrance (off of Lincoln Drive)

Exploratory Student Advisement: Student Services Outdoor Pavilion

View a map of Mask and Meet locations here.

Masks will also be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dean of Students Office in room 486 of the Student Services Building, the information Desk of the Student Services Building, the Student Recreation Center, the Wellness Office in the Student Health Center and the ID Office in the Student Center.

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