While vaccines are our most powerful tool against COVID-19, masks remain an important form of protection from airborne diseases so wearing a good quality mask is critical.
To further protect students, staff, and faculty in UNM learning and research environments, cloth masks will no longer comply with the existing masking requirements.
Effective Jan. 18, UNM is requiring that medical or health grade masks be worn. UNM students, staff, and faculty must wear three-ply or better medical/health procedure masks (ASTM Type 1, 2 or 3 or better).
Review these tips from UNM HSC for guidance on the difference among types of masks and their effectiveness.
For more information on mask, vaccine, and booster mandates, visit the Bringing Back the Pack website. Protect the Pack.