The University has decided that for the safety of all members face masks are to be worn when you come to campus. There are only a few people at the Mandel School who have been deemed as essential employees whose jobs require them to come to campus occasionally. However, I know that people may feel compelled to go to their office to pick up files. Even during these short trips, a face mask is expected to be worn for you may encounter another person also visiting their office.
If anyone does not already have a fabric mask at home that they can use, CWRU has a limited number of disposable masks available on campus for one-time use. These can be obtained from Megan Koeth by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homemade masks are acceptable. In addition to the many designs that media outlets have detailed, the Centers for Disease Control also provides guidance for sewn and non-sewn versions. In addition, the U.S. Surgeon General released a 45-second video with his own tutorial.
I appreciate the stellar work that everyone is doing under these difficult circumstances. Stay well.
Grover C. Gilmore, PhD
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences