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On campus, everyone is required to wear a mask, and to wear it correctly -- covering your nose and mouth, and it should have 3 layers. Science has shown that masks are 95% effective at stopping transmission, and we have seen evidence of this on campus. Here's another page with all of the facts about how effective masks are, compiled by an epidemiologist! 

This week’s update from the CDC: due to the different, highly contagious viral variants that are now circulating, we are recommending wearing 2 masks any time you’re inside a public space and/or around many other people. The specific CDC recommendation is that you start with a disposable medical mask underneath, with a cloth mask layered over the top (see Dr. Anthony Fauci below to see how it’s done).