Update to the Administrative Directive on Face Coverings

May 19, 2021


Updated May 19, 2021

The University of Arizona is updating its Administrative Directive on Face Coverings in light of changing public health conditions in Southern Arizona and updated guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Pima County.

The following Directive applies to all faculty, staff, students, designated campus colleagues, and visitors to University of Arizona campuses or locations.  

Locations Where Face Coverings Are Required Regardless of Vaccination Status

You are required to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status, when you are:

  • In any indoor classroom or other group instructional setting and in any University library
  • In a CatTran or any other public transportation provided by the University
  • In any University operated or affiliated building or facility where patients are seen, including Campus Health and Banner University Medical Center buildings 
  • At the University of Arizona state of Arizona Vaccine Point of Distribution (POD)
  • At sites operated by other institutions that require use of face coverings

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Once fully vaccinated, you can participate in indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except for when you are at the locations identified above.  
Fully vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised, including those undergoing transplant or cancer treatment, should seek the guidance of their clinical care team before discontinuing mask use.

NOTE:  You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

Non-Vaccinated Individuals

CLASSROOMS – You are required to wear a face covering in all classrooms and other group instructional settings.

INDOORS – You are required to wear a face covering in all university buildings, unless you are alone in a single occupancy office.

OUTDOORS – You are required to wear a face covering while in any University of Arizona outdoor space where continuous physical distancing of at least 6 feet is difficult or impossible to maintain.