• Conference rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Public Indoor Spaces
  • While Watching Indoor Sporting Events
  • The Gym and Weight Room
  • Hallways
  • Lobbies
  • Classrooms
  • Dining Services and Roger’s Café (except when you are actively eating or drinking)
  • Large outdoor events where physical distancing is not possible
  • Settings where people from separate households cannot consistently maintain physical distance
  • Lastly, while not required, it is strongly recommended that your wear a mask during outdoor gatherings at private residences where multiple households are present and distancing cannot be maintained

EXCEPTIONS to mask requirements:

  • On-Campus Residents will not be required to wear face masks in their residence buildings
  • Athletes will not be required to wear face masks while actively participating in their sporting event
  • Face masks will not be required while alone in private offices
  • Face masks will not be required while an individual is actively eating/drinking
  • Face masks will not be required while presenting in front of a class or audience if six feet of distance can be maintained at all times. If distancing is not possible, you must wear a face mask.
  • Masks are not required during short outdoor encounters, such as a few people walking from one place to another
  • Children under 5 years old are not required to wear face masks

Face shields, bandanas, and other face-covering alternatives have been found less effective in preventing the spread of disease by the CDC. Consequently, they are not recognized as an acceptable form of face covering, and thus, they do not comply with the face mask rule. In response, we will provide a limited number of free masks at the Campus Safety office (located in the Helen Carlson house at the entrance to campus near Sutcliffe Hall).

Failure to comply with the face mask rule can result in up to a $1,000 fine per violation. Beyond the financial consequence, our goal as a university is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus and within the wider Portland area. Please speak up if someone is not wearing a mask in a required area and do your part to protect our community.

Yes! Fall-Semester Classes begin Monday, August 30, 2021, and are currently planned to be in-person. Masks will be required in all classrooms as a preventive measure to protect our ability to continue to meet in person in the future.

At this time, all buildings plan to be open on campus as usual! This includes dining services and Roger’s Café.

At this time, only student-athletes and coaches are required to be vaccinated (see Athletic Program Vaccine Mandate). However, we strongly encourage all Multnomah faculty, staff, and students to seek vaccination as soon as possible, if they have not already. We are currently exploring options to provide a vaccine clinic on campus and will provide more information in the upcoming weeks regarding vaccination.

Please continue to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer. If you are not feeling well or exhibit any Covid-like symptoms, please stay home, and seek testing.