FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Indiana Tech officials announced Friday that those on campus will be required to wear face masks.
In an email to students, Vice President for Student Affairs Daniel Stoker said the Indiana Tech mask policy requires that every person wears a mask indoors, in all Indiana Tech buildings.
Face Mask Mandate
"We want to do this in the positive spirit of protecting each other – my mask protects you, your mask protects me," Stoker said. "This policy is just one part of our work to ensure that we return to our classrooms and campus locations in a manner that keeps all of us safe and healthy."
Bandanas, scarves and headbands are not considered an acceptable face mask.
This policy also applies to those on university buses.
The Indiana Tech COVID-19 guidelines for buses says, "[m]asks must be worn by all passengers in University-provided transportation, such as fleet vehicles and buses. Drivers of University-provided transportation must wear a mask when passengers are in the vehicle."
Individuals are able to remove masks while indoors only if they are:
- In their own private workspace with no one else present
- In an enclosed room with others and all individuals can maintain six of feet distance apart
- In a dorm room or apartment
- Participating in activities that a face mask cannot practically be worn, such as eating and drinking
You can find the school's COVID-19 policy on the Indiana Tech website.