At Springfield College, all mask or face coverings should:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face,
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops,
  • Include multiple layers of fabric, and
  • Allow for breathing without restriction.

Face coverings may be removed for eating and drinking where allowed.

Disposable surgical/procedural masks, N-95s, elastomeric masks, and cloth masks are permitted.

Masks with exhale valves are not permitted.

The Springfield College mask policy follows the best practices as set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Staff, faculty, students, and guests who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask on campus while indoors. Those who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times both indoors and outdoors. To comply with the city mandate, face coverings are required outdoors on campus for all when social distancing of six-feet or more is not possible.

In the spirit of Humanics, we ask you to respect the wishes of your close community members and act accordingly within individual departments, offices, and buildings.