January 18, 2022
The University of Oregon is making KN95 masks available starting today, Tuesday, January 18, for faculty, staff, and students who do not have access to this type of mask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance to encourage individuals to use the highest-protective quality mask available to them that that fits them well and that they will wear consistently.
Members of the UO faculty, staff, and student body can pick up three KN95 masks by showing their UO ID card at the following locations:
- EMU - O Desk
- Lillis – Atrium reception desk
- Knight Library – Check out and reserve desk
- Tykeson Hall - Welcome desk
- Price Science Commons – Service desk
Masks will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will be replenished as additional mask orders arrive.
Please note, KN95 masks can safely be reused up to five times. We strongly encourage that individuals use their masks with care and reuse them per the provided instructions. Additional information about how to ensure masks fit well is available on the COVID-19 Safety Resources website
We will provide this information in today’s COVID-19 Update. Please also share this information with supervisors and ask them to inform their employees about the availability of these masks.