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It is on each of us to take the personal precautions necessary to protect our campus community. Part of this includes wearing a face mask. Learn more where, when and how to wear your face covering, as well as about picking up or purchasing UCF masks.

Take the first step by pledging to Armor Up and helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Where to Wear Your Face Covering

Wear your face covering pretty much anywhere you go on UCF’s campus. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part, you must Armor Up whenever you’re on campus. Check out the COVID-19 Return to Campus Policy for additional details.

When you need to wear a face mask:

    All indoor common spaces (classrooms, common work or living spaces, meeting rooms, etc.)

    All enclosed spaces with other people present (UCF shuttles, campus vehicles, etc.)

    Outdoors

    At football games in the Bounce House

When you don’t need to wear a face mask:

    In a personal office (or single room) with the door closed and others are not around

    Exercising in private quarters or outdoors with physical distance

    Eating and drinking while you’re stationary and maintaining physical distance

How to Wear Your Face Covering

Be sure to Armor Up properly. Take the steps below to help protect yourself and those around you.

Wear Your Face Covering Correctly

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily
  • Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands

Take Off Your Face Covering Carefully

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties
  • Fold outside corners together
  • When you are home, place covering in the washing machine
  • While you are eating, place covering with the outside part face down on a napkin or paper on your table.
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.

Face Covering
Conversations

See someone on campus not wearing a face covering? Here are simple steps on how you can help.

  1. 1 Remind them that face coverings are required at UCF.
  2. 2 Direct them to a nearby face covering distribution location.
  3. 3 Request that they leave the area, or leave the area yourself if you feel at risk.
COVID-19: Know the Policy, Uphold the Policy

Distribution Locations

Face coverings are being distributed at several locations on UCF’s campuses. If you’re a UCF student or employee, you’ll get one free, reusable face covering with a valid UCF ID card.

Forgot your face covering or want an additional one? You can purchase them through many of our vending machines stocked with face coverings listed below. The UCF-branded cloth masks are available for $5, and disposable masks are also available for $2.

Main Campus

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

  • The All Knight Study locations at Ferrell Commons and Knights Plaza (Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • The Barnes & Noble bookstore locations at the John T. Washington Center Breezeway and Knights Plaza (Open at 10 a.m.)
  • The Spot @ UCF at the John T. Washington Center Breezeway
  • The Card Services office at the John T. Washington Center Breezeway
  • UCF Print Shop

Vending machines stocked with face coverings:

Business Administration I Building (outdoors)*
Business Administration II Building
Classroom I Building (two on first floor)
Classroom II Building
Education Complex
Engineering I Building (two on first floor)
Engineering II Building
Ferrell Commons (outdoors)*
Global Building
Harris Corporation Engineering Center (two on first floor)
Health Sciences I
Health Sciences II
Howard Phillips Hall
John T. Washington Center*
Library (second floor by the reception desk)*
Mathematical Sciences Building
Millican Hall (first and second floors)
Nicholson School of Communication and Media (two on first floor)
Psychology Building
Research I Building
Student Union (first floor in the dining area)*
Teaching Academy (two on first floor)
Visual Arts Building

UCF Downtown

Card Services Office, located inside the Communication and Media Building

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Vending machines stocked with face coverings:

  • Communication and Media Building (two machines)
  • DPAC East Wing (first floor)*

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Vending machines stocked with face coverings:

  • Near the gate entrance*

*Vending machines that do not have face coverings available for purchase.

Buy UCF Face Masks

Get your own UCF face masks from Rock ‘Em to show school pride. Choose from 12 designs available while supporting the Armor Up, Knights fundraiser. The fund helps students facing hardship or obstacles that make it difficult to continue their education at UCF.

For each face covering sold, $5 will go to the UCF Student Emergency Fund. If you buy one of the special three-pack collections, $15 will be donated to the fund.

Get Your UCF Face Mask

Types of Face Masks

Not sure what type of face mask you should be wearing? We’ve got you covered.

Check to make sure you’re wearing the right mask:

Cloth covering that’s at least two layers and fit snuggling to your face (it must not be open at or under your chin — bandannas and other loosely tied scarves are not appropriate)

Is secured with ties or ear loops

Allows for breathing without restriction

Is able to be laundered

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings. While masks with one-way valves may make it easier for you to breathe, it also releases unfiltered air when you breathe out — not preventing you from spreading the virus.

COVID TRAINING & SELF-CHECKER

Students:

Complete the COVID-19 Student Return to Campus Training available in Webcourses. Additionally, before returning to any UCF campus, you must fill out the COVID Self-Checker available in the UCF Mobile app each day.

Employees:

Complete the COVID-19 Employee Return to Campus training available in Webcourses. All employees returning to any UCF campus also are required to fill out COVID Self-Checker available in the UCF Mobile app daily.

Visitors, Vendors & Contractors:

All UCF visitors, vendors and contractors are required to conduct symptom monitoring through the online visitor COVID Self-Checker before coming to campus or any university property.

example of COVID Self-Checker button on the UCF Mobile app

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the most frequently asked questions about wearing face coverings and masks while on UCF campuses. We’ve also compiled a list of FAQs about academics, operations, employment, health and safety, and more. Explore all coronavirus FAQs.

Yes. Cloth face coverings are being distributed at several locations on UCF’s campuses. One face covering will be assigned to each member of the UCF community, and a valid UCF ID card is required to obtain one. These or a face covering of some kind will be required at all times on campus. Find face covering distribution locations.

You can also purchase face coverings from Rock ’Em in Orlando. For each face covering sold, $5 will go to the UCF Student Emergency Fund.

There may be exceptions to face coverings in very limited circumstances. More information is listed in the COVID-19 Return to Campus Policy.

Cloth face coverings are being distributed at several locations on UCF’s campuses. One face covering will be assigned to each member of the UCF community, and a valid UCF ID card is required to obtain one. These or a face covering of some kind will be required at all times on campus. Find face covering distribution locations.

You can also purchase face coverings from Rock ’Em in Orlando. For each face covering sold, $5 will go to the UCF Student Emergency Fund.

No. UCF has ordered enough face coverings for all students and faculty and staff members, and they will be available throughout the summer and fall semesters.

UCF Card Services is open for students and employees in need of a new or replacement UCF Card.

New students who have not yet received their UCF ID will receive their face covering in conjunction with distribution of their UCF Cards later this summer.

It is recommended that the face coverings are washed by hand with mild liquid detergent after each day’s use and then hung dry.

Disposable masks will be provided to building liaisons for distribution upon request, and more information will be shared with those individuals in the coming weeks.

Face coverings are required any time you’re on campus. This includes in all indoor and outdoor spaces on campus, even with physical distance.

There are very limited exceptions to this:

  • While you’re actively eating or drinking; however, you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.
  • While you’re exercising outdoors, as long as physical distance can be maintained. (Please note that the Recreation and Wellness Center requires facility guests to use a face covering or disposable mask.)
  • While you’re in your personal residence or office (a single room with a closable door) with the door closed and others are not present in the enclosed space.