Unvaccinated Students & Employees at UC Berkeley Must Wear Masks During Flu Season
September 8, 2022 - Students, faculty, and staff at the University of California, Berkeley, who are not vaccinated against flu, will be required to wear masks through the end of the flu season.
The decision comes ahead of the flu season, which is the period between October and April. In order to avoid wearing masks, the school said that students and employees should receive a flu vaccine by December 1, 2022, Erudera.com reports.
“Students, faculty and staff that do not receive a flu shot by Dec. 1 must wear a mask at any campus location through the end of flu season, despite the possibility of COVID-19 restrictions being “loosened,” University Health Services spokesperson Tami Cate said in an email, according to The Daily Californian, student newspaper covering UC Berkeley campus and the city of Berkeley.
Types of masks that are acceptable on the UC Berkeley campus are N95 as the most protective, KN95, KF94, surgical masks, and “double-masking with a cloth face covering on top of a surgical mask to improve the fit.” Moreover, students, invited guests, and others visiting the university can also use cloth face masks covering mouth and nose.
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